Labor Center Director
Position overviewPosition title: Director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education
position is $117,268-164,656.
Open date: May 8, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) seeks a new director to lead its internationally recognized program of policy research, education, and public service. The Labor Center bridges campus and community in line with UCLA's strategic commitment to engagement with the people of Los Angeles. As a unit of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Labor Center also supports UCLA's growing Labor Studies degree program in collaboration with faculty and academic staff.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), the Academic Administrator will lead the work of the Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) including supervision of its academic staff; conduct timely, significant research on labor and workplace issues; develop undergraduate and graduate courses; and develop and conduct educational programs with university faculty, staff, and students in partnership with labor leaders, community leaders, union members, and workers.
Reporting to the Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), the Academic Administrator is responsible for leading the research and public service mission of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education (the Labor Center). Working in collaboration with senior staff in the Labor Center, the Director is responsible for the overall direction of the Labor Center’s activities, interfacing with the University faculty, administration, and community partners.
The Director sets the annual budget of the Labor Center in consultation with IRLE Director and senior Labor Center staff. The Director is responsible for leading fundraising activities and ensuring the financial health of the Center.
The Director coordinates management of a staff of approximately 30 in collaboration with IRLE and Labor Center administrative staff.
The Director is responsible for convening an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of labor and community partners, as well as UCLA faculty.
B. Public Relations
Responsible for interfacing with the broader community (including the California Labor Federation, labor councils, unions, worker centers, and community organizations), local and state government officials, foundations, and other community partners.
Responsible for serving as a spokesperson before the local, regional and national media, especially on relevant labor and workplace issues.
C. Graduate and Undergraduate Instruction
Support the development of the Labor Studies program within the University in coordination with the Chair and faculty of Labor Studies, facilitate opportunities for partnerships with other relevant departments within the University, potentially teach graduate or undergraduate courses in Labor Studies.
D. Service Activities
Coordinate various labor research and labor policy initiatives, conferences, and educational events that bring together University of California faculty, staff and students, labor and community leaders, and policy makers. Collaborate with other Labor Center academic administrators, and Labor Studies faculty to promote the public service mission of the Center and UCLA.
Work with other Labor Centers throughout the University of California to coordinate research, teaching, and service activities. This includes participating in an annual conference with labor scholars and labor leaders throughout California, as well as a labor summer program to provide internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Supervise the work of academic administrators in the Labor Center including conducting timely performance reviews in collaboration with IRLE staff and the IRLE Director
Requirements for Position
Applicants must have a top degree in Labor Studies or a related field.
Applicants must have at least five years of work experience in the field of labor studies, labor research and education, or within the labor movement.
Applicants must have leadership experience in organization with 10 or more employees, including staff supervision, budgeting, and public relations.
Applicants must have strong organization, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Experience in college or university teaching in labor studies or a related field is strongly preferred.
- Applicants must have at least five years of work experience in the field of labor studies, labor research and education, or within the labor movement.
- Applicants must have strong organization, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Required.
Statement of Research - Required.
Statement of Teaching - Required
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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
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Misc / Additional (Optional)
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