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Program Coordinator

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Position Type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Asian American Studies Program
Pay Grade: 31
Date opened: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

General Summary: 

The (Co-Production and Archives) Program Coordinator for the Asian American Studies Program (AsAmSt) supports the storytelling project development, creative media co-production, archival development, curricular integration, and civic engagement of AsAmSt faculty, staff and students, together with AsAmSt alumni and local community constituencies. The incumbent works with a high degree of independence and integrated skill sets as a primary staff of a dynamic, interdisciplinary, academic unit with long-term goals of knowledge co-production, capacity-building, and educational transformation, particularly for under-resourced, metro-Boston Asian American students and communities.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Assist the Asian American Studies (AsAmSt) Program Director and core faculty in planning and coordinating program initiatives related to educational and archival resource development in support of AsAmSt teaching/learning and knowledge co-production;
  • Coordinate digital production and web-based sharing of AsAmSt storytelling media and curriculum resources, such as murals, children’s books, digital stories and documentaries used for outreach, teaching, assessment and grant development;
  • Manage the archival collections of the Asian American Studies Program, including digital support, planning, and preservation;
  • Develop creative and/or documentary storytelling products, such as digital video narratives, posters, exhibits and reports associated with grant initiatives and donor-advised projects;
  • Facilitate meetings with AsAmSt student, alumni, and community co-producers or partners as needed;
  • Consider and implement best practices related to inclusion and the supports available for individuals with disabilities and individuals from diverse linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Occasional local or national travel may be required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Asian American Studies-related environments in university or community settings is required. A major or concentration in Asian American Studies is preferred. A minimum of three years of experience in video, graphic design, multimedia production, editing, and training in community settings is required, with experience in campus settings is preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in university or community archival collections work OR matriculation in a graduate program for Archival Management is required. Experience with collaborative grant proposal development and documentation is preferred. Bilingual skills in Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer or other Asian languages preferred. Familiarity with university academic policies, practices and systems preferred.

• Knowledge and understanding of diverse Asian American educational needs within urban and immigrant family and community contexts;
• Proficiency with software programs for storytelling co-production and digital archival management, including Microsoft Office, iMovie, Adobe Publishing products, and Apple operating systems;
• Ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and administrative offices and Asian American community organizations;
• Ability to use good judgment and discretion, while working in an independent capacity;
• Strong English oral, written, and expressive/narrative communication skills;
• Strong multicultural, interpersonal skills;
• Strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Grade:  31             

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position. 

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons.

Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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