Graduate Research Coordinator –Application is NOW OPEN —

Founded in 2018 with the support of Humanities for the Public Good and UNC Global, UndocuCarolina works to increase visibility, support, and resources at UNC for undocumented members of the Carolina community. UndocuCarolina is a collaboration of the Carolina Latinx Center, LatinxEd, and faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

General Description:
The Graduate Research Coordinator is responsible for maintaining regular communication with and is supervised by the UndocuCarolina leadership team, including Angela Stuesse (Anthropology), Todd Ochoa (Religious Studies), Ricky Hurtado (LatinxEd), Emil Keme (Romance Studies), Barbara Sostaita (Religious Studies), Rubi Franco (Apoyo), Josmell Perez (Carolina Latinx Center), and Raul Pinto (NC Justice Center).

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively engaging with the leadership collective of UndocuCarolina and attending all UndocuCarolina meetings
  • Maintaining and updating UndocuCarolina website and social media pages
  • Helping in organizing events, including the Ally Trainings, Community Roundtables, and Scholarly Lectures at the heart of UndocuCarolina activities
    • Preparing flyers and other promotional materials for these events
    • Reserving rooms on campus for events
    • Communicating with campus departments, programs and units to establish co-sponsorship and funding collaborations around visiting speakers and other events
    • Facilitating the expenditure of funds and associated reporting and documentation requirements
    • Meeting with co-sponsors and potential campus allies to recruit support
    • Creating and updating educational materials for Ally Trainings
  • Maintaining and supporting capacitation of network of trainers to lead Ally Trainings
  • Maintaining lists of contacts and communicating with these lists 


  • An undergraduate degree and enrolled as full-time status in a graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple tasks with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Demonstrated experience managing and tracking projects independently
  • Understands and is committed to immigrant justice and how issues of (un)documentation impact the campus community
  • Demonstrated personal qualities: sound decision making, creativity, organization, time management, diplomacy, and integrity
  • Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and previous employment (must be a self-starter)

Terms of Employment:
Period of Employment – Nov 4th through May 15th

Time Commitment10 hours per week. It is expected that Graduate Coordinators maintain a presence in the office, with flexibility allowed for weekend and evening programs and for time worked away from the office.

Total Compensation – Nov 4 – May 15 $6000. Leave time to be discussed and planned with supervisor.

How to Apply:

  • Email the following as one document in PDF format:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • List of 3 Professional References

Applications should be emailed to This position will close on Friday, October 25rd at midnight.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.