UCSC Community Studies
Community Studies: Assistnace Coordinator of Field Work
Community Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major emphasizing social change in the context of community. The heart of the major is a six-month, off-campus internship where students work on social change issues with local, national, or international organization.
Duties: Under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Field Study Coordinator, the incumbent will share responsibility for the academic component of students’ field studies in the context of the Department’s overall curriculum. Responsibilities include instruction; reading, evaluating, and grading student papers and field notes; helping students locate appropriate placements; and supporting and monitoring student and their work.
Additional duties will include the following: acting as a liaison among faculty, students, and field sponsors; supporting the academic goals of the program; maintaining a database system for tracking students in the field; initiating and maintaining contact with a wide range of government, private, non-profit, and educational institutions; researching and negotiating field placement opportunities; conducting on-site visits; resolving difficulties between students and organizations and/or faculty; evaluating field placement; producing statistical and qualitative reports; conducting quarterly workshops; developing a program to engage contact with Department’s alumni and donors; work with Development Office to write grants to develop field study resources; writing, updating and maintaining the field study portion of the department website, and working on special projects as deemed appropriate by the Field Study Coordinator, Department Chair and/or Department Manager.
RANK:: Assistance Coordinator of Field Work 75%-time
SALARY:: $39,096 to $45,360 (proportional to percent-time worked), commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for full UC benefits.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:: B.A. or equivalent; experience advising university undergraduates; evaluating and grading student work; working with community groups; organizing educational workshops; knowledge of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
POSITION AVAILABLE:: October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008. Extension beyond this date is dependent upon a positive performance appraisal and availability of funds.
TO APPLY:: Interested applicants should submit a resume, three letters of recommendations, and a letter describing their qualifications and experience to the address below:
Community Studies Department
Asst. Field Coordinator Position
Oakes Faculty Service
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be postmarked no later than August 24, 2007.
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Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2007