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Labor Education Coordinator (Academic Coordinator I) - Community and Labor Center

Position overview

Position title: Labor Education Coordinator
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 36. The salary range for this position is $57,100-$59,321. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: January 1, 2023
Position duration: 2-years

Application Window

Open date: January 23, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

I. Coordination of Academic Programs (85%)

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center seeks an Academic Coordinator I with a background in labor. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Labor Education Coordinator will administer a labor education program. .

The Labor Education Coordinator will assess program and constituency needs for labor research, education and public service into academic programs. The Labor Education Coordinator will plan and develop activities and functions that complement academic programs.

The Labor Education Coordinator will liaise with multiple collaboratives, including campus stakeholders and diverse regional stakeholders, such as community-based organizations, labor unions, environmental justice groups, and local and state public agencies. The Labor Education Coordinator will be responsible for keeping the leadership and committees of collaboratives informed, engaged, and organized to align work across applied research, education and service.

II. Professional Competence and Activity (5%)

The Labor Education Coordinator will be a member of a professional association. They will collaborate with center faculty and other campus academics in the development of working papers, publications, or funding opportunities to advance the intellectual and scholarly missions of the Community and Labor Center.

III. University and Public Service (10%)

The Labor Education Coordinator will also participate in the administration of the Community and Labor Center through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (in labor or related discipline) or equivalent experience
Minimum of ten years of work experience in labor Experience conducting public education targeting low-income workers

Preferred qualifications

Graduate or professional degree in law, policy, or applied research field

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Past Experience

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA