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UC Merced Seeks New Administrator to Support Feminist Activism

UC Merced Seeks New Administrator to Support Feminist Activism

“working knowledge of social justice theories is required”

Do college students understand the direct relationship between tuition costs and frivolous hires like this one?

Campus Reform reports:

UC-Merced hiring admin to support feminist ‘activism’

The University of California-Merced is hiring an administrator well-versed in feminism to support “student driven events” such as “activism” and “political activities.”

In a recent job posting, UC-Merced specifies that it is seeking a candidate for the newly created position of Coordinator of Women’s Programs, who will be responsible for planning “social justice” programming and supporting “student driven” activism.

The coordinator will work to support the school’s Womxn’s Programs. Housed in the Office of Student Life, select Womxn’s Programs at UC-Merced include an annual “Womxn in the Wilderness Backpacking Trip” and a “Womxn’s Empowerment Conference.”

According to its website, the office deliberately chooses to misspell women “to be more imclusive [sic] of the diversity within the category of womxn.”

The job posting states that working knowledge of social justice theories is required, specifically mentioning “Feminist Transformational Leadership,” “Intersectionality Theory,” and “2nd-4th wave feminism.” Notably, the description omits reference to the first wave of feminism, the wave that was focused on equal voting rights.

The job will pay up to $54,000 plus benefits, the same rate as the school is offering to pay its inaugural “Social Justice Initiative Program Coordinator,” a position the the school is also seeking to fill.


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