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Racial Justice Research & Program Manager

Company: University of California - Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:


Requisition Number: 32888


Working Title: Racial Justice Research & Program Manager

Salary: $5,167 - $13,233 monthly

Job Type: Contract

Department Name: 0285-INFORMATION STUDIES

Department Website URL: https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/

Job Summary Statement: The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is an interdisciplinary research center committed to holding those who create unjust technologies and systems accountable for the erosion of equity, trust, and participation * in order to reimagine technology, champion racial justice, and strengthen democracy. Co-Founded by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts, the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry is committed to community impact through research, culture making, and public policy.

The Racial Justice Research & Program Manager is responsible for the development, creation and management of research projects and programming related to racial justice, inclusion and equity as they relate to C2i2's core mission. The Research & Program Manager is responsible for creating and manage a Research and Programming portfolio; designing and implementing new and innovative programs; identifying and developing research agendas; and serving as a lead in data collection as well as data and policy analysis.

The Research & Program Manger will work on research that has a community impact and, as such, must translate across traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries. The incumbent will serve as a liaison between faculty, staff, students, educators, policy members and various community organizations and thus will need to prioritizes working in partnership with individuals at all levels.

Percentage of Time: 100

Shift Start: 8:00 am

Shift End: 5:00 pm


20 Records


Experience in project management and coordination, including vendor oversight, resource management, and delegating tasks and directing others as necessary toward a common goal.

Ability to accept and prioritize delegated work, validate or establish requirements, problem-solve obstacles, and follow-up to completion and or/report status of delegated tasks.

Ability to create complex project support materials, such as project schedules, resource allocation tables, and work breakdown systems, in standard project management applications.

Minimum of five (5) years' experience working on projects or initiatives in the areas of racial equity, diversity and/or inclusion.

Excellent written and oral skills to prepare proposals, memos, reports, bulletins, brochures, hand-outs, articles and policy documents, and to present professional workshops, panel discussions, and other public talks.

Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to define a problem or objective; identify relevant concerns or factors; identify patterns, tendencies and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognize alternatives and their implications; conduct or recommend action.

Ability to effectively build partnerships, influence people, and drive and institutionalizing change.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project in a demanding environment.

Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of goals and job responsibilities.

Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative relationships and enlist support of all levels of faculty, staff, students, campus administrators, ED&IS leadership and community constituencies, in order to mobilize a team effort to accomplish program goals.

Demonstrated knowledge of literature specific to racial equity, diversity and/or inclusion, methods and techniques of research, data collection, analysis, report preparation and presentation.

Working knowledge of, and demonstrated skill in, all phases of educational research, evaluation, and assessment sufficient to understand, plan, manage, and conduct research and evaluation projects.

Skill in working with policymakers, practitioners, educators, and agency personnel to articulate and respond to their needs and to develop productive relationships.

Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments, and follow through with minimal direction in order to perform effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions, fluctuating workloads, and conflicting time demands.

Familiarity with cloud-based collaborative workspaces such as Box, Zoom, Basecamp, and Slack.

Interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships and ongoing communications with persons of various socials, educational, and cultural backgrounds.

Skill in speaking in a clear and distinct professional manner to individuals at various organizational levels by using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information.

Ability to prepare and edit correspondence and reports in a concise, logical, and grammatically correct manner.

Skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions or solutions directly related to the program and its functions.

Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.


Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline: 12-03-2020

External Posting Date:

Quicklink To Posting: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=79554

Special Instructions: Please have your resume and cover letter ready for upload before applying. This is a one year contract appointment at with the possibility of renewal. Contract duration will not exceed 4 years.


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Conflict of Interest: N/A

Critical: N/A

Driving Record: N/A

E-Verify Check:

Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

More Information This position does not require E-Verify check.

The University of California 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. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UCLA_tobacco_free_task_force

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