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Graduate Student Services Specialist
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   School of Natural Sciences
Position Code:   SNS4674A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   08/23/2013
Salary:   $36,600 - $54,400 Annually. Commensurate with experience.
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Using skills as an experienced Student Services professional, the Graduate Student Services Specialist provides the full range of student services within the School of Natural Sciences including curriculum and advising, recruitment and admissions, graduate employment and financial aid, student conduct, and course scheduling.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training; Master's degree in biology or other scientific field preferred.

• Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques; Five years' experience preferred.

• Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products (particularly MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Outlook) and BANNER, CROPS, and payroll systems.

• Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences, including but not limited to the areas of recruitment, admissions, academic instruction, academic progress, student employment, financial aid, and research conduct.

• Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance, including but not limited to the areas of academic program administration, student employment, and financial aid administration.

• Demonstrated ability in problem identification, reasoning, and development of original ideas to solve problems.

• Interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, students, University staff, and general public. Strong customer service orientation.

• Multicultural competencies and ability to work with diverse populations.

To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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