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Agricultural Work Policy Coordinator

Position overview

Position title: Academic Coordinator I
Salary range: See Table 36 for the salary range. A reasonable estimate for this position is $6,528.50 to $7,155.00 monthly.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: October 31, 2023
Position duration: 2 years

Application Window

Open date: September 20, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Oct 4, 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: Friday, Sep 13, 2024 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

The UC Merced Community and Labor Center seeks an Agricultural Work Policy Coordinator (Academic Coordinator I) with a background in agricultural work policy. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Coordinator will develop and lead an agricultural work policy collaborative, conduct outreach and convene unions, worker organizations, and community-based organizations with an interest in agricultural workers' rights, enforcement, and high road strategies for improving industry standards. The coordinator will assess program and constituency needs for engaging with research, education and policy development, plan and develop activities that support the UC Merced Community and Labor Center’s Worker Resource Center program, and a regional high road collaborative on agricultural worker policy.

The 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; while keeping the leadership and committees informed, engaged, and organized to align work across applied research, civic engagement, coalition development, and policy development.

The coordinator will collaborate with center researchers 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 Worker Resource Center, and UC Merced. The coordinator will also participate in the administration of the Community and Labor Center through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation. As well as represent the university and the Worker Resource Center as an expert in workers' rights.


Basic qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in policy, community development or any related field (or equivalent work experience)
Minimum of ten years of work experience in labor

Preferred qualifications

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.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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About UC Merced

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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 (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

Job location

Merced, CA