UCI Community Resilience is hiring a project manager


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UC-wide faculty, staff, and community trainers for the Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience

Based at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Community Resilience is a unit within the UCI Office of Sustainability. Community Resilience brings together teams of faculty, students, staff, and community collaborators to address environmental, health, and social justice challenges by fostering community-driven and equity-focused solutions. Current projects support research, education, and training to bolster:

  • local worker cooperative and urban farming ecosystems;
  • local youth-led investigation of levels of lead in the soil;
  • local health equity-focused COVID-19 response capacity;
  • statewide & campus participatory action research teams for community-driven climate resilience;
  • national legal educational support to low-income communities and communities of color that are in transition from extraction-based economies to regenerative economies;
  • and international human rights and environmental protection.

Community Resilience relies on a nimble team that includes over twenty community partners and university counterparts as well as student fellows, visiting community scholars, popular education training partners, and a small staff.


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Student fellows for food and climate action with Community Resilience director Abby Reyes

For more details about the position, please read the full job description. The project manager will report to Community Resilience director Abby Reyes. This position is a one year contract appointment at 50% time and includes University of California health and welfare and retirement benefits. More information on the UC health and welfare and retirement benefits can be found in benefits of belonging. Final candidate must reside within California and is subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

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2019 exchange at CRECE urban farm with visiting artists on cultural strategies for environmental justice

The University of California, Irvine, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

To Apply

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Community Resilience collaborators, friends, and family breaking bread in 2018

To apply for this position, please visit jobs.uci.edu and search for position number 15600. Please include with your application a substantive cover letter and your CV or resume. Applicant review is currently underway with virtual interviews projected to take place before April 2021.


To Apply

To apply for this position, please visit jobs.uci.edu and search for position number 15600.


Please contact communityresilience@uci.edu. Important note: please refrain from sending application materials to this email address. The only available way to apply for the position is through jobs.uci.edu.  Thank you.