Racial Justice Research & Program Manager
Company: University of California - Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Requisition Number: 32888
Job Title: PROJECT POLICY ANL 4
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
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
Percentage of Time: 100
Shift Start: 8:00 am
Shift End: 5:00 pm
QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION
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
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
Ability to effectively build partnerships, influence people, and
drive and institutionalizing change.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project in a demanding
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
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
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
ADDITIONAL POSTING INFORMATION
Bargaining Unit: 99-Policy Covered
Application Deadline: 12-03-2020
External Posting Date:
Quicklink To Posting:
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.
THE TARGET SALARY RANGE FOR THIS POSITION IS BETWEEN THE POSTED
MINIMUM AND $8,750.00 MONTHLY.
Number of Positions:
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT DESIGNATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS PER UC POLICY
Conflict of Interest: N/A
Driving Record: N/A
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UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be
conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify
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
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.
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