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Project Manager for the Institute for Social Transformation

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Institute for Social Transformation at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Project Manager (Academic Coordinator I). Housed in the division of Social Sciences, the institute is a critical intellectual and social hub connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the university in developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world. In partnership with the Equity Research Institute at USC and PolicyLink, an Oakland-based national research and action organization, and with the support of the Sierra Health Foundation, the institute is working to develop and deliver trainings and tools for underserved and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-led community organizations to effectively engage in community economic development, policy advocacy and power-building efforts aimed at leveraging public investments, including from the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and Community Economic Resiliency Fund.
Under the direction of the Institute Faculty Director Chris Benner, the project manager will coordinate the training and capacity-building work of the Community Economic Mobilization Initiative (CEMI). Additionally, the project manager will provide ongoing support to the project team from UC Santa Cruz, the Equity Research Institute at USC, and PolicyLink. In collaboration with the Sierra Health Foundation, this team will be providing technical assistance and developing curriculum and resource materials focused on equitable community economic development for community organizations across 13 different regions of California. The project manager will coordinate collaborations among project team and community organizations, track and maintain records of project components, support communications and information flows among team members, community partners, and appropriate state and federal agencies.
The incumbent will have excellent organizational and communication skills, proficiency in project management software and applications, and be knowledgeable of community economic development in California. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working in culturally diverse settings with organizations committed to social justice and sustainability.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Project Manager for the Institute for Social Transformation, Executive , Santa Cruz, California

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