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Program Coordinator, Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26810646 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $68,500 - $123,900

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Under the general direction of the Latino and Latin American Studies and Research Center, the Coordinator oversees the administration and implementation of a multifaceted program grant, along with the day-to-day operations of the Center. The Center serves as an interdisciplinary research center based in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, UC Riverside. This high profile position has both external and internal-facing leadership responsibilities. This person will be experienced and culturally competent in working with Latinx communities, and will serve as a liaison between the Center and representatives of nearby communities, throughout California, Latin American consulates and partners in Latin America. The successful candidate must possess the ability to effectively represent and advocate on behalf of UCR Latin American Studies and affiliated faculty. The Coordinator will also liaise with the campus Chicano Student Programs, Black Student Programs, and Native American Student Program and with academic units to engage with and respond to the needs and interests of the Latinx undergraduate and graduate student communities. This position has a tentative end date after 2 years. However, it may be extended depending on the receipt of additional funding and workload needs.

**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 Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Master's Degree in Mexican American /Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration or a related field. Preferred


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Minimum Requirements

Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Bilingual and have competency in writing, reading, and speaking both English and Spanish. Ability to translate and interpret documents and during events.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and/or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service.
Knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and/or personnel management.

Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

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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