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Labor Education Coordinator

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Position type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Labor Education
Salary: Benefited part-time $24/hr-$28/hr
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General Summary of Position:

In coordination with the Labor Education Director, the Labor Education Coordinator will teach non-credit conferences, classes and workshops in the University, Merrimack Valley and North Shore communities. They will assist with the day-to-day functions within the Labor Education Program and serve as the communications specialist. At times, they may work directly with students to enhance their UML learning experience by providing labor experience and resources in classes and coordinating on-campus events.

This position is contingent upon funding. This is a one-year appointment, with an opportunity for renewal. This position is for 20 hours per week and includes benefits.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion of education about labor within University and wider community 
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive Communication/Social Media/program promotion plan 
  • Administering and promoting non-credit courses, conferences, and workshops for the UMass Lowell, Merrimack Valley and North Shore community 
  • Administrative duties to build and maintain the program 
  • Participation in and collaboration with the statewide Labor Extension Program of the University of Massachusetts (LEP) 
  • Student outreach and service learning outreach for the Labor Studies Minor 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Three years related experience
  • Experience designing and coordinating educational programs for trade unionists
  • Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, organizational, and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency, especially in word processing and database programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, experience with social media communication
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Cultural sensitivity to persons of all backgrounds and nationalities

 Additional Considerations:

  • Commitment to work with students and enhance their learning experience through work with labor and community organizations
  • Strong commitment to diversity and the labor movement
  • Flexibility in work hours to include evenings and weekends in order to successfully accomplish objectives and satisfy goals
  • Must be willing to travel (will be required to use own automobile, mileage paid)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A second language, Portuguese or Spanish is preferred
  • Demonstrated (over three years) experience teaching adults in union or community based setting and designing programs around workers and/or labor issues

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is contingent upon funding. This is a one-year appointment, with an opportunity for renewal. This position is for 20 hours per week and includes benefits. This is a part-time - benefited position.

Only Internal UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


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