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The UCLA Labor Center is looking to hire a Director for the UCLA Dream Resource Center (DRC). The deadline to apply is March 4, 2022.

About the DRC 

The UCLA Dream Resource Center (DRC), a program team of the UCLA Labor Center, trains the next generation of diverse leaders—immigrant youth and allies with lived experiences—to be at the forefront of social justice movements and achieve equity and justice for workers, families, and communities. The DRC believes that anyone can be a leader and make positive social change in their communities and that everyone deserves the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams—regardless of their immigration status.

DRC Director Responsibilities

The DRC Director will:

  • Oversee the direction, planning, and development of the DRC’s programming, including but not limited to the annual Dream Summer Program, the Immigrant Justice Fellowship, the Undocumented Stories exhibit, DRC Alumni Council, DRC Alumni Network and alumni events, and publications.
  • Build relationships with immigrant youth and allied organizations nationwide, represent the DRC at stakeholder meetings and events, and oversee DRC outreach, communications, and branding.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the DRC, oversee the work of the DRC team, identify professional development opportunities for the team, conceive and implement DRC programming and events, chair program planning teams, and coordinate the work of the DRC with other Labor Center projects.
  • Analyze local and national trends in immigration, direct and implement research related to immigrant youth and organizations that support them, conceive and implement DRC grant and donor fund-raising, write grant applications and reports, manage and track grant deliverables to ensure that deliverables are met, oversee project and grant budgets, and scale the work of the DRC within budget parameters.
  • Implement a yearly strategic planning process to effectively execute the mission and vision of the DRC along with effective evaluation methods to ensure the success of DRC initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven management expertise to oversee complex projects, track project activities, and see activities through to completion.
  • Proven expertise at managing a project team, building team cohesiveness, maximizing staff skills and abilities, and handling conflicts.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact sensitively and to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, community members, workers, and outside organization officials and staff from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative team working relationships with supervisees, other staff, the university, and the community.
  • Proven experience with fund-raising, including foundation grants and gifts.
  • Strong research and writing skills and experience, including grant writing and reporting.
  • Public speaking skills and experience.
  • Experience and skill working with the media.
  • Knowledge of and experience with immigrant youth issues.
  • Knowledge of and experience with participatory education techniques.
  • Skill with conceiving, developing, and working within a budget.

Please review the full details for this position on the UCLA Career Opportunities website.

How to Apply & View Full Job Details

To apply and view the full details for this position, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the UCLA Career Opportunities website.
  2. Click on the “Search Jobs” tab.
  3. Enter the requisition number 35593 in the appropriate search field box.
  4. Click “search.”
  5. To view the position details and apply to the position, click on the “view” link below the Job Title.

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The UCLA Labor Center is a sub unit of the UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). The UCLA Labor Center is dedicated to the study, teaching, and discussion of labor and employment issues at UCLA.

Under the direction of the IRLE Finance Manager, this position serves as the Labor Center Fund Manager for Sales & Service agreements, Gifts and Contracts & Grants, which have an average total expenditure of $8 million and includes state, gift and private contract/grant funding sources. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis, compliance monitoring and accounting of $8 million of the Center’s Sales & Service and Contract & Grant funding sources. Pre-Award and post-award administration of proposals/ contract & grants; proactively promote compliance with Federal regulations, University policy, and Department guidelines. Produce monthly financial reports to deliver coherent and concise financial data to Labor Center Director, Project Directors, IRLE Finance Manager, and other professional development projects. Accurately prepare and submit various research and public service proposals, manage all post-award functions, and close-out awards when necessary. Work in coordination with IRLE Finance Manager in payroll and personnel activities related to Contracts & Grants. Additionally, interpersonal skills are essential to establish and maintain a dynamic and effective working relationship with Project Directors, staff, students and other campus units. Perform other duties as assigned.

Full details: Here

Requisition #: 35465

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The jobs under the tab “Labor Jobs in our Community and Beyond” are relevant for recent graduates of the Labor Studies major or minor as well as others interested in promoting social justice and organizing for better workplaces.  Please note that these positions are not offered by IRLE or the Labor Center, and all questions and application submissions should be sent directly to the organization(s) with the job opening.

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