OFFICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES & IDENTITY PROGRAMS (SJIIP)
With a focus on social justice, coalition building, education/training, collective healing and student agency, the Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs seeks to serve the UC Merced community and aspires to cultivate, explore, provide opportunities for interactions, connections – a sense of belonging, and gain knowledge to be equipped and prepared to thrive in a diverse global society.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs (SJIIP) Scholar Coordinators assist in the coordination of signature events, programs, workshops, outreach, marketing, & support the daily operations of SJIIP, the Multicultural Center, LGBTQ+ Pride Center & the Black Cultural Resource Center. Scholar Coordinators report to professional staff within SJIIP.
- Be at least a sophomore or first year transfer student
- Must have & maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- A working knowledge of equity & inclusion
- Demonstrate & articulate an understanding of issues related to social justice, the social construction of sex & gender, intersections of identity/ies, identity-based oppression, & understanding of concerns regarding campus climate for students of color & students who identify within the diverse & intersectional spectrum.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the mission & vision of the Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs, the cultural centers & Affinity Spaces, & serve as an enthusiastic representative of SJIIP.
- Have proven experience working cooperatively as part of a team & independently.
- Strong interpersonal skills & the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, faculty & community members.
- Ability to effectively manage time & multiple projects.
- Ability to stay well-informed of current events on campus, general campus climate, locally & nationally.
- Previous experience organizing events & facilitating discussions, with demonstrated interest in creative educational programming at UCM around social justice & intersectional identity-based topics.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate & to refer students to appropriate services on campus as necessary.
- Working knowledge of desktop publishing software & PC/Macintosh computers.
- Must be available prior to the beginning of the Fall semester for SJIIP/Multicultural/LGBTQ+ Center student staff training (specific dates TBD in August).
- This position does not discriminate by gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR ALL SCHOLAR COORDINATORS
- Management of office email account & various correspondence, including the response to &/or forward messages appropriately
- Documentation and referral of visitors who are in crisis or emergency situations
- Complete & submit progress reports regarding task and project development in a timely manner
- Complete, submit & maintain files associated with unit binders in a timely manner
- Front Desk
- Greet and intake visitors of office and retention centers, determine & track their needs, introduce them to center & office resources, programs & services, & community members, make appointments with professional staff as appropriate based on request or need.
- Maintain confidentiality of visitors &/or clients & information related to requests for services &/or support as appropriate
- Trainings, Staff Meetings & Engagement
- Must complete Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs Scholar Coordinator Training & unit specific training offered in August
- Attend weekly 1 on 1’s & SJIIP team meetings
- Must participate with & complete Social Justice Retreat, Queer Ally Program & Gender Expansive workshops
- Office Hours
- Complete 12 hours of work per week August 2020– May 2021
- Six (6) hours must be completed in the center
- The other six (6) hours can be utilized for meetings, tabling, programming, etc.
- Complete other projects as assigned by professional staff
- Maintain visible presence in the Multicultural Center, LGBTQ+ Pride Center, & the Black Cultural Resource Center during scheduled center office hours
- Table to promote programs, events, & the SJIIP office
- Complete 12 hours of work per week August 2020– May 2021
PROGRAMMING SCHOLAR COORDINATOR: TOSL9560A
- Program & Event Planning
- Assist in the planning, implementation & assessment of signature programs. Responsibilities can range from processing paperwork, independently coordinating events to co-presenting with professional staff.
- Provide support to cultural clubs & organization & to provide support related to planning, implementing, publicizing, & evaluating events.
- Partner with Graphic Designers to provide program & event information for the website, calendar, social media & newsletter
- Assist in recruiting and organizing volunteers for programs & events
- Compile tabling & outreach materials about programs & events in a timely manner
- Manage, develop, and file assessment, & semester reports of all programming activities in collaboration with professional staff
Additional questions to be included with resume, cover letter & references:
- What is your understanding of Social Justice?
- What is your experience with event planning and/or staffing events? If possible, please provide examples.
- The Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs works to support many identities on our campus. Do you have a preference for an area you would like to work on? Please state all that apply:
- Gender Equity
- Racial/Ethnic Diversity
- General Social Justice
To apply for the Programming Scholar Coordinator position, please click here.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING SCHOLAR COORDINATOR: TOSL9561A
- Graphic Designers & Marketing Scholar Coordinator – is responsible for the design & creation of all advertisements & publications, website & social media accounts to advertise for the Office Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs, Multicultural Center, LGBTQ+ Pride Center, Black Cultural Resource Center, & the Affinity Spaces. As such, this position plays an important role in the branding & overall image of the SJIIP, MC, LCP, BCRC, & Affinity Spaces. Graphic Designer & Marketing Scholar Coordinator reports directly to the Identity Centers & Affinity Space Program Coordinator.
- Collaborate with the Director & Assistant Director of the Office Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs, Identity Centers & Affinity Space Program Coordinator, & the Graduate Scholar & Research Coordinator & other OSJI2P Scholar Coordinators to provide support with all UCM LGBTQ+ & cultural clubs & organization & to provide support related to planning, implementing, publicizing, & evaluating events.
- Develop & design of publicity & promotional materials for SJIIP, MC, LPC & BCRC events including but not limited to fliers, invitations, posters, & social media outlets
- Maintain & update SJIIP, MC, LPC & BCRC website, calendar, & social media sites
- Utilize Adobe Creative Cloud Software for the graphic design for office materials, fliers, posters, outreach materials, etc.
- Synthesize & develop outreach materials including informational handouts for specific identity communities & specific communities across campus
- Collaborate with all scholar coordinators to ensure that their work is represented in an on-line presence
- Coordinate publicity efforts with Outreach & Volunteer Scholar Coordinators, other scholar coordinators, staff & volunteers for tabling, class presentations & front desk outreach materials
- Manage, develop, file assessment, & semester reports of all graphic design & marketing materials in collaboration with professional staff
- Other duties as assigned
To apply for the Graphic Designer/Marketing Scholar Coordinator position, please click here.