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Climate and Sustainability Coordinator (Academic Coordinator II) - Community and Labor Center

Position overview

Position title: Climate and Sustainability Coordinator
Salary range: See Table 36 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $104,012-$113,885.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: February 1, 2022
Position duration: 2-years

Application Window

Open date: December 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 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 (75%)

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center seeks an Academic Coordinator II with a background in climate and sustainability. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will develop and lead a Climate and Sustainability Program focused on climate and jobs. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will supervise a junior specialist in climate and jobs.

The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will conduct outreach and convene campus constituents to identify faculty, researchers and students with an interest in the field of climate and sustainability or any discipline related with climate and sustainability. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will assess program and constituency needs for developing and integrating worker-centered climate and sustainability research, education and public service into academic programs. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will plan and develop proposals for Climate and Sustainability Program activities and functions that complement academic programs.

The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will liaise with multiple collaboratives, including campus stakeholders and diverse regional stakeholders, such as community-based organizations, labor unions, climate and sustainability, and local and state public agencies. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will be responsible for keeping the leadership and committees of collaboratives informed, engaged, and organized to align work across applied research, civic engagement, coalition development, and policy development.

II. Professional Competence and Activity (15%)

The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will be a member of a professional association. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will collaborate with center faculty and other campus academics in the development of working papers, publications, and funding opportunities to advance the intellectual and scholarly missions of the Community and Labor Center, any programs engaged with the Climate and Sustainability Program, and UC Merced.

III. University and Public Service (10%)

The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will also participate in the administration of the Community and Labor Center through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation. The Climate and Sustainability Coordinator will also represent the university in their capacity as a scholar of climate and sustainability and as the Climate and Sustainability Coordinator for Climate and Sustainability program.

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

Graduate or professional degree

Minimum of fourteen years of work experience in climate and sustainability

Preferred qualifications

Experience teaching climate and sustainability in a university setting
Experience conducting public education targeting low-income workers and residents
Experience convening community-based organizations
Experience working with labor unions

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