Pathways Project Research Coordinator

Pathways Project Research Coordinator

This position is a part-time research coordinator position for the qualitative portion of the Pathways to Justice Project in Los Angeles and Kern County. The Pathways to Justice Project aims to understand the experiences of LGBTQ adults living in poverty, as well as the community and political actions needed to improve their lives. As part of this project, we will be conducting in-person interviews with LGBTQ people living in poverty or those with low-incomes about their experiences. Regular training and supervision will be provided. Under the direction of Dr. Bianca D. M. Wilson and the Project Coordinator, the incumbent should work in an independent manner in carrying out study interviews.

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Experience and Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with sexual and gender minorities, ability to display tact and discretion in working with people of diverse demographics.
  • Demonstrable skills in effective oral and written communications. Ability to convey information in a concise and clear manner.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage the various competing priorities of the research project.
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative member of a team.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Public Health.
  • Research experience, including experience with interviewing for a qualitative study.
  • Ability to travel to and from interviews in the assigned site either Los Angeles or Kern County.
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection and management sufficient to achieve project objectives.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Willingness to work part-time hours between 10-15 hours per week.

Application Procedure

To apply please visit the UCLA Careers website.

Early applications are encouraged. The final deadline for applications is October 29, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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