Project Manager, State and Campus Policy Initiatives
Posted: August 27, 2021
Posted: August 27, 2021
We seek an energetic, collaborative, creative, and thoughtful individual dedicated to increasing the educational access and equity for undocumented students and collaborating with institutions and partner organizations to develop immigration resources and tools to support immigrant populations on campus and in the workplace. This position will report to the Executive Director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (Presidents’ Alliance) with dotted line reporting to the Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy (CILP) at the UCLA School of Law and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at UCLA for specific projects
Overall areas of responsibility for the Project Manager include: (1) develop resources and materials designed to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to support undocumented and other immigrant students; (2) oversee the undocumented graduate/professional student initiative, which includes the production of materials and resources that will increase access and improve support for undocumented graduate and professional students; (3) research and develop, consistent with the constraints imposed by federal, state, and local laws, state-level resources and information for campuses, students, and other stakeholders to support change related to four key state policies that impact higher ed access and affordability for students, their entry and eligibility to the workplace, and overall mobility. These policy areas are in-state tuition, financial aid, professional and occupational licensure, and driver’s licenses. The individual will serve as the Presidents’ Alliance’s resource liaison for campuses and participate as a member of the Alliance leadership team. At UCLA, the manager will interface with our UCLA partners and provide support for specific activities, as outlined below, that are related but not limited to the above-mentioned areas of responsibilities.
The Project Manager’s responsibilities include:
Campus and State Policies (50% time)
Undocumented Graduate Student Initiative (35%)
Presidents’ Alliance Leadership Team (15%)
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
POSITION LOCATION AND STRUCTURE
This full-time position will be based at the University of California, Los Angeles. The target salary for the position is between $80,000-85,000, depending on experience. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Manager will be an employee of the Presidents’ Alliance, which is a partner project of the National Center for Civic Innovation (NCCI), and comes with a robust benefits package.
Interested applicants should fill out the application form online. Requested documents include cover letter, current resume/C.V., writing sample or other relevant work product, and the names/contact info of three references.
Consistent with federal, state, and local law, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. We strongly encourage immigrants, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous individuals and people of color), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups to apply.
About the Presidents’ Alliance: The non-partisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities and nation. We work to advance just, forward-looking immigration policies and practices at the federal, state, and campus levels that are consistent with our heritage as a nation of immigrants and the academic values of equity and openness. The Alliance is comprised of over 500 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Learn more at http://presidentsalliance.org/ and follow us at @PresImmAlliance.
About the Center for Immigration Law and Policy: Founded in 2020, the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law expands the law school’s role as a national leader in immigration law and policy. The Center generates innovative ideas at the intersection of immigration scholarship and practice; serves as a hub for transforming those ideas into meaningful changes in immigration policy at the local, state, and national level; and empowers students with unique opportunities for experiential learning through work with academics, practitioners, policymakers, and activists. In addition to engaging in strategic litigation, the Center will publish briefings and reports on immigration policy, host conferences and symposia featuring top national scholars, and launch immigration law training opportunities for judges and legislators. Learn more at https://law.ucla.edu/academics/centers/center-immigration-law-and-policy and follow us at @UCLAImmigration.
About the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment: The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to research, teaching, and service on labor and employment issues. Through the work of its units – Labor Studies, UCLA Labor Center, Labor Occupational Safety and Health program, and Human Resources Roundtable – the Institute forms wide-ranging research agendas that carry UCLA into the Los Angeles community and beyond.