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Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Education Initiatives, UCLA Undergraduate Education

Recruitment Period

Open January 17th, 2020 through Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by February 16th, 2020, you will have until February 17th, 2020 to complete your application.


Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Initiatives within the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Academic Coordinator responsibilities are in two broad areas:

(1) coordination and management of undergraduate academic programs and initiatives within the Center for Community Learning (the Center), including the 195CE internship program and the Community Engagement and Social Change minor; and (2) strategic communication and outreach for all programs across the Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) unit, including the Center, Clusters, Fiat Lux, and the freestanding minors under the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education.

In this leadership capacity, the Academic Coordinator works with the UEI Directors, each program’s affiliated faculty, and campus partners to develop and sustain programs designed to offer the highest quality of undergraduate education at UCLA. The Academic Coordinator independently manages all aspects of assigned curricular programs through stages of planning, implementation and assessment to ensure they are accomplishing their goals and objectives. This includes building relationships and collaborations with campus partners, as well as planning and overseeing the program budgets for assigned programs. The Academic Coordinator also coordinates and plans events and meetings for UEI’s programs. The Academic Coordinator develops and implements marketing and communication strategies and content for all UEI programs, manages websites, develops and designs materials, and over sees social media activity.

The candidate must have minimum Master’s degree; knowledge of issues in higher education; experience working with academic policy and programs at a large public research university; broad familiarity with existing curriculum, programs and services for UCLA undergraduates; knowledge and skills with strategic marketing and communication; skills in data retrieval and information management; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students; interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons of differing social, educational, economic and cultural backgrounds; the ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission and strategic priorities of the Division and UEI.

The Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) unit collaborates with faculty and departments across the campus to design, implement, and promote innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs for all students at UCLA. Information about Undergraduate Education Initiatives may be viewed at:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $69,917/year to $76,627/year.

Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected mid-March start date.

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:

Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required