CLCS - Center for Labor and Community Studies, University of Michigan

Center for Labor and Community Studies
University of Michigan, Dearborn

Labor Educator / Communications Coordinator

Based in Dearborn, MI


The Center for Labor & Community Studies provides high quality training through annual conferences, six-week certificate courses and symposiums with a focus on effective advocacy, negotiating, organizing, and leadership development. A main operating principle of the Center is that working people engaged on the front lines bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Based on this idea, training content design is guided by planning committees made up of labor and community activists.

Job Summary
Works collaboratively with labor and community leaders and Center staff in program development and implementation of educational programs. The Labor Educator & Communications Coordinator oversees all online conferences and training events as well as assists with regular Center programming and administration as needed. The job also includes taking the development of promotional materials and maintaining the center’s database system.

Labor Educator

  • Serve as lead coordinator for new annual conference supporting LGBTQ+ Community members and allies in their workplaces and Unions
  • Lead on developing ongoing online and in-person 6-week course programming
  • Lead on developing ongoing online symposium series
  • Lead on outreach to local unions whose members do not typically enjoy tuition assistance
  • Some teaching for short course programs and contracted education with specific unions


  • Maintain and use Center’s mass email system and database
  • Proofread and edit external communications


  • Assist lead administrator with registration system, venue arrangements, and conference material preparations during peak activity periods and as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in communications, database management
  • Experience in managing the planning, design, and development of online programming
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong record of and commitment to adult education instruction and workers' rights
  • Experience working closely with labor, business and community organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills

Additional Information

  • Involves evening and weekend work
  • Includes travel and use of staff member's own personal car

Application Process
Please apply through the University of Michigan’s system via:

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