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Community and Labor Center Assistant Coordinator of Public Programs

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Coordinator Public Programs
Salary range: See Table 30B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable salary estimate is at a range between $72,900-$91,800 annually.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: April 2024
Position duration: 9 months, with the possibility of an extension based on available funding.

Application Window

Open date: March 26, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 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: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2025 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 (CLC) is located at the University of California Merced. It conducts research and education on issues of community, labor and employment. The CLC was awarded $5,950,000 by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to administer and coordinate the COVID Worker Outreach Project (CWOP), aimed to educate workers in the Central Valley and Inland Empire regions about their rights at work.

As the CWOP Regional Lead for the Central Valley region, under the supervision of the Lead PI, the CWOP Coordinator will facilitate a regional coalition comprised of local community-based organizations and unions to identify priority populations to reach through the program’s outreach activities, as well as skill and resource development needs among the staff of participating Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to effectively reach workers. The CWOP Coordinator will work closely, under the supervision of the Lead PI, with each funded CBO to support respective outreach deliverables, ensure timely reporting, and provide technical assistance, as needed. The CWOP Coordinator will support regional training, events, and serve as a liaison with state enforcement agencies for organizations participating in the program.

This position will help to extend the intellectual resources of the University focused explicitly on increasing opportunities and also increasing access to opportunities for underrepresented and under-resourced communities.

This position will focus on:

a) Supporting and facilitating monthly CWOP Regional Coalition Meetings.

b) Building strong partnerships with community-based organizations, labor, public agencies, and local emergency preparedness organizations through CWOP.

c) Supporting training, outreach, and program development, with a special emphasis on low-wage and immigrant workers, and build the capacity of worker leaders, unions, and community organizations to promote and address a variety of health and safety issues.


Basic qualifications

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years of experience, OR Master’s degree (or equivalent) in related subject matter.

Strong organizational skills and decision-making abilities

Ability to work collaboratively in a team

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated strong communication and writing skills in English and Spanish (or another language needed to support low-wage workers in the region)

Experience in curriculum development

Experience planning and conducting participatory training and outreach programs for labor and community organizations

Knowledge of or experience in occupational health and safety, environmental health, and/or emergency preparedness

Background in labor, public health, or a related field

2-5 years experience designing and implementing participatory training programs

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 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: