The Racial Justice Now campaign coordinator will be responsible for efforts to increase awareness and advocacy for the diversity of students, staff and faculty, the improvement of the campus climate experienced by students of color, and the opportunities students of color have in their undergraduate career. They will work with the Campus Organizing Director to organize all efforts on behalf of the UCSA campaign Racial Justice Now. “Racial Justice Now fights for collective liberation and acknowledgement of our differences as we grow together as a society. This acknowledgement is crucial in order to prevent the erasure of our most marginalized communities, and therefore we must recognize that this ultimate goal is not something that can be achieved overnight. We must be intentional in our deliberate prudence towards our goals as we build community. The Racial Justice Now campaign strives to uplift the personhood and concerns of marginalized UC students to ensure their needs are met and their existence respected by the UCSA (and its individual board of directors), UCOP, the UC Regents, and the University of California via concrete policy changes. Our goal is to elevate students belonging to historically marginalized communities so that they are able to make the most of their education and graduate with their personhood(s) in tact. Additionally central to this goal will be continued advocacy towards eradicating the school-to-prison-pipeline and supporting the formerly-incarcerated on their paths toward an education” (from UCSA’s description of this campaign).
The official duties of each Special Projects Coordinator are:
- Attend all EVPSA weekly staff meetings and quarterly retreats.
- Serve a minimum of two (2) office hours per week.
- Serve a term of one (1) academic year.
Position Length: 1 Academic Year
Number of Openings: 1