Job Announcement: Dream Summer Coordinator

UCLA LABOR CENTER: Dream Summer Coordinator

Location: Downtown, Los Angeles UCLA Labor Center
Apply: http://www.labor.ucla.edu

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. 

General Description

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Essential Functions

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Job Summary:

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. The Dream Summer coordinator plans, coordinates, and implements the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Summer program, a national leadership development and internship program for immigrant youth. The coordinator is responsible for organization and student outreach; budgeting and oversight of related clerical/administrative details; developing curriculum and event planning for orientation and closing retreats; program facilitation, evaluation, and reporting.

The Dream Summer coordinator also conducts education and outreach to immigrant student networks nationwide through public speaking and social and traditional media, develops relationships with funders, and supports in the drafting of funding proposals and narrative reports for funders, partners, and stakeholders. The coordinator is part of the larger Dream Resource Center team, and supports where possible with the coordination and implementation of related activities. The position is based at the Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles, California.

Core Functions and Duties:

Research, Project Planning, and Implementation:

  • Research on immigrant student demographics and organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Implement and plan regular DRC research, leadership, education, and training workshops and conferences
  • Develop and present ideas for new programs based on consultation with constituency groups, research, and analysis of community needs
  • Plan and develop new programs, including determining subject matter content and need, in conjunction with planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, community leaders, organizers, and students.
  • Facilitate program planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, and partners.
  • Develop and participate in evaluation of the program, facilitators, and instructors;recommend changes to the program based on knowledge of participants and evaluation of previous programs.
  • Coordinate student internships and placements
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers, including delegating responsibility and evaluating performance.
  • Develop workshop and conference materials for reproduction and distribution.
  • Manage logistical aspects of project meetings, workshops, and conferences, including planning, event management, and contact/liaison for participants and planners.
  • Coordinate site logistics with UCLA Downtown Labor Center administrative staff, including room arrangement, set-up and audiovisual requirements
  • Develop project budgets; insure that projects remain within budgets

Public Outreach and Fund-raising:

  • Represent the DRC at workshops, conferences, classes, and events
  • Outreach to immigrant students and allies nationwide
  • Network nationally with organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Participate in public speaking on immigrant youth issues to students, faculty, community groups, and elected officials
  • Conduct traditional media outreach
  • Design and implement social media outreach and educational campaigns
  • Develop and coordinate plans for program promotion
  • Manage development and distribution of DRC outreach materials
  • Outreach to funders for DRC programs; function as liaison with funder contacts
  • Support the development of grant applications, letters of intent, concept papers, and narrative reports for funders.
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising efforts through individual donors and partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Proven systematic organizational skills to a) work independently with minimal supervision, b) determine workload priorities and tasks to complete work in a timely manner, and c) identify and resolve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact sensitively and to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, community members, workers, outside organization officials and staff from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative team working relationships with other staff, the university, and the community.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Public speaking skills and experience
  • Experience and skills in social media
  • Knowledge of and experience with immigrant youth issues
  • Knowledge of and experience with participatory education techniques. (Preferred)
  • Fluent bilingual English/Spanish skills, including oral interpretation and written translation. (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of and experience in administrative processes (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Application Information:

Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references via e-mail to: dreamresourcecenter@gmail.com. Please put “Dream Summer Coordinator” in the subject line.

AAPI Women/Womyn in Academia Panel

AAPI Women in Academia Panel Flyer

Join NAPAWF San Diego and the Women’s International Center in this panel highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander women in academia. Be sure to come ready to this community dialogue with questions and a notepad!

Also: there will be a chance to win books from the professors in a RAFFLE!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
5:30-8:00PM / Panel starts at 6PM

BAMBOO LOUNGE in Hillcrest, in their lovely back patio
1475 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Please RSVP here and/or email Lindangocle@gmail.com. Capacity for seating is at 50. Happy Hour refreshments & drinks available for purchase from Bamboo Lounge!
ABOUT THE EMCEE

Kirin Amiling Macapugay, MSW, is the event’s emcee.

Kirin serves as a Commissioner for the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Operation Samahan. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from San Diego State University, focusing on program development, resource development, and community relations. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She also serves on the boards for the San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, BIBAK San Diego, Kalingas North America Network, and is an adviser for the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum San Diego Chapter. She is a member of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce as well as the nonpartisan Black American Political Association of California.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Amanda Solomon Amorao, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Asian & Pacific Studies Program, SDSU
Executive Director, Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

Amanda Solomon Amorao received her Ph.D. in Literature in 2011 from the University of California at San Diego. She specializes in Asian Pacific American literature generally and Filipino American cultural studies specifically. Currently, she is a lecturer in the Asian and Pacific Studies Program at San Diego State University, but has been associate faculty at UC San Diego’s Literature and Ethnic Studies Departments as well as lecturer in the Critical Gender Studies and Humanities Programs. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program, a non-profit educational organization focused on intergenerational mentorship, social justice, and bringing critical Filipino American Studies to the local San Diego community.

Anne S. Bautista, Esq.
Legal Program Director
ACCESS, Inc.

Ms. Anne S. Bautista is the Legal Program Director for the VAWA Legal Program. She is an immigration attorney specializing in representing immigrant victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She began the VAWA Legal Program at Access, Inc. in 1998 and has successfully represented thousands of women and children under VAWA. Ms. Bautista is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law (CWSL) teaching two courses: Women and Immigration Law, a course which takes a critical look at the effect of immigration laws and policies on women immigrating to the United States, and the Immigration Seminar and Clinical Field Placement: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Bautista has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of victims and survivors and has trained both advocates and students on the protections available to immigrant victims under VAWA.

Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D.
Public Relations Professor, SDSU
Consultant in Public Relations Research & Strategy

Dr. Sha’s primary research program combines theories of mathematical physics with public relations scholarship. Her other research areas include cultural identity, international public relations, activism and gender. Dr. Sha’s scholarly work has been published in Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Public Relations Journal, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Promotion Management, as well as various book chapters. In the San Diego community, Dr. Sha is active in the Public Relations Society of America, in the Union of Pan-Asian Communities, and in Parent Teacher Associations at the school, school district, county and state levels. Nationally, Dr. Sha served the Public Relations Society of America as the 2010-2011 chair of the National Committee on Work, Life & Gender. Currently, she chairs the research work group of the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest certification program in public relations.

Valerie Ooka Pang, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Teacher Education, SDSU

Valerie Ooka Pang is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has published eight books such as Multicultural Education: A Caring-centered, Reflective Approach (2nd ed, 2010) and Struggling To Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). In addition, Pang has published in various journals including Educational Researcher, Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, The Journal of Teacher Education, Action in Teacher Education, and Social Education. Pang has consulted with organizations such as Sesame Street, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman.

Yến Lê Espiritu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Originally from Vietnam, Yen Le Espiritu is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has published widely on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and wars in Asia. She is completing a book on the politics of commemoration of the Vietnam War.

We look forward to seeing you at this AMAZING and FIERCE PANEL!

Leadership Opportunity: Apply for Women’s Policy Institute

The Women's Foundation of California

Apply to the Women’s Policy Institute

We are pleased to announce the 11th year of the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a program of the Women’s Foundation of California. We are now accepting applications for 2013–2014. This year’s WPI will feature teams in the following three specific areas: domestic violence, criminal justice and career and college access.

Applications are due on Tuesday, July 12, by 5 PM PST.

The Women’s Policy Institute seeks to increase the number of community-based women leaders in California who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and economic security of women and girls. WPI provides intensive training in California’s public policy process and on topics that are integral to the process such as conducting research, developing effective messages, mobilizing constituents and understanding the state budget process.

Deadline to apply is July 12, 2013. We look forward to meeting you!

For more info, visit the website here.