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#128106 Research Project Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/26/2024

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The UC Sentencing Project (UCSP) is a partnership across prison walls between faculty, staff, and students at UC San Diego and UCLA and currently and formerly incarcerated organizers with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and their allied group, the Felony Murder Elimination Project (FMEP). UCSP mobilizes interdisciplinary, multi-genre, collaborative modes of research and arts practice to create opportunities for connection and knowledge production for those who have faced long-term sentences in California’s prisons designated for women. UCSP aims to build opportunities for incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and system-impacted women and transgender/gender variant/intersex (TGI) people, disproportionately people of color, to direct and conduct research and arts collaborations on the causes and effects of long-term sentencing; build opportunities for collaborations between system-impacted and non-system-impacted researchers and arts practitioners; use storytelling to allow system-impacted people agency over their narratives of the gendered and racialized experience of incarceration by collectively creating videos, reports, scholarship, creative writing/poetry collections, performances and other events; and use the insights provided by these activities to inform how humanists and arts practitioners envision research methodology and practice.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, the Research Project Coordinator is responsible for managing a set of six streams of artistic and scholarly projects that examine the complexities of long-term incarceration in prisons designated for women in California. The program manager will provide overall project management including goal setting, task management within and across the teams, and working with the fund manager to track budget categories and payments to project participants, community advisory board members, and research team members in and out of prison. They will also provide research support in data analysis, writing, and editing; facilitate the IRB process; and support identifying, applying for, and reporting on funding. The position will entail coordinating prison visit clearances and facilitating communication across prison walls with incarcerated research team members and project participants.


  • Working knowledge and experience with data collection activities.

  • Working knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols. Including interviewing and surveys.

  • Working knowledge and skills associated with report preparation. Including publication preparation and circulation

  • Working knowledge of website design and maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of project management processes and relevant software.

  • Strong analytical skills required at this level.

  • Research experience including familiarity with IRB processes, literature reviews.


  • Experience engaging with prisons.


  • Background Check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $56,700 - $97,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $27.16 - $46.70

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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