Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 5035687
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Academic Coordinator, UCSB Central Coast Community Labor Project

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Academic Coordinator Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $59,727 - $78,342. Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: April 1, 2024 Position duration: Two years with the possibility of reappointment Application Window

Open date: February 19, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 8, 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 UCSB Central Coast Community Labor Project invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator.

The Academic Coordinator is supervised by the Community Labor Project Executive Director and will liaise with the Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy, ISBER (Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research), the Offices of the Deans of Social Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts, and academic departments that share responsibility for administering and staffing the interdisciplinary minor in Labor Studies. The position provides administrative and program support for the Central Coast Community Labor Project's curricular, research, and communication/public outreach activities, as well as its overall management, as follows:

Academic Programming
  • Provide administrative support for the interdisciplinary minor in Labor Studies.
  • Assistance with the internship component of the minor, including student placements, programming related to community-engaged, experiential learning and ongoing liaison with internship providers.
  • Student advising, outreach and information sessions.
  • Prepare reports and updates for the Community Labor Project Advisory Committee

Research Development/Administration
  • Planning, administrative, and logistical assistance in support of research related to the Community Labor Project, including baseline research on the state of labor on the Central Coast and other faculty-led research, assistance with administering and monitoring faculty/student grants, workshops, and campus/community outreach activities.

Labor Summer Program
  • Assist with coordinating Labor Summer, an eight-week internship program for UCSB undergraduates
  • Help recruit Labor Summer interns through publicity and communication strategies including social media, flyers, and class announcements
  • Staff support for Labor Summer internship placements, student compensation, and liaison with internship providers and Community Labor Project Advisory Committee members Organize Labor Summer information sessions for student applicants
  • Coordinate travel, accommodations, and related arrangements for Labor Summer orientation and graduation activities
  • Participate in cross- UC campus planning and organizational meetings for Labor Summer
  • Assist with Labor Summer monitoring and evaluation

Public Programming/Communication/Outreach
  • Take lead editorial responsibility for the Community Labor Project's monthly newsletter
  • Oversee and coordinate with student assistants to extend and manage the Project's social media accounts
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and web designer to update and maintain the Project's webpage

General Management
  • Recruitment and supervision of undergraduate and graduate student staff
  • Assistance with grant writing and preparing reports for campus, UC-wide, and external funding agencies
  • Attending mandatory trainings on campus for UC PATH and other systems

This position requires demonstrated superior professional ability and outstanding accomplishments in job-related activities. The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree in the social sciences, humanities, or related interdisciplinary field at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong writing/communication skills
  • Research/academic program administration experience
  • Conference/academic event planning and organizing experience
  • Public outreach (web and/or social media) skills
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and/or labor unions
  • Master's Degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statements of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be reviewed for evidence of administrative, public service, teaching, and/or research contributions that are centered on a commitment to equitable and inclusive practices and outcomes. This may take many forms and be reflected through a range of activities. Guidance for writing this statement can be found here: []
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

Applicants must provide name and contact info for references, and trigger the solicitation for letters in
UC Recruit.

Reference letters will be reviewed as part of the application process
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Santa Barbara, CA

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