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Community Engagement Specialist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25358058 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $53,000 - $98,600

Position Information

The Community Engagement Specialist supports the Center's charge to build external relationships, enhance the Center's brand and reputation, and generate support for the Center's mission. Major areas of focus and responsibility include building relationships and collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations, applied research centers, businesses, and government agency officials with responsibility for community and stakeholder engagement; building, maintaining, and analyzing databases and asset maps of community organizations and partnerships; and designing and coordinating internship and fellowship programs. The anticipated duration of this position is one year with the possibility of continuation contingent upon funding. A writing sample will be required of all shortlisted candidates. The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to approximately $75,000.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **

Education

Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required

Experience

Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Minimum Requirements

Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Ability to effectively, professionally represent the Center for Social Innovation at public functions.
Ability to analyze information, conduct background research, and make recommendations to team members.
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently to prioritize and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
Familiarity with and understanding of the issues, stakeholder relations, and policy dynamics affecting California, including its inland regions.
Proficiency in the use of Google Workspace tools and Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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