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Fiat Lux Counselor
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Bright Success Center
Position Code:   SBSC5499A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin immediately.
Salary:   $33,200 to $41,000 Annually
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

The Fiat Lux Counselor Performs a limited range of counseling and advice to targeted students. Collaborates with partners campus-wide (i.e. Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Services) to support the needs of undocumented students. Provides straightforward counseling, support and advice to first-generation, low-income students independently and in collaboration with a broad array of constituencies on campus, according to variety of students' needs and circumstances.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required

• Masters degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred

• Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development.

• Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership.

• Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement.

• Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education.

• Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs.

• Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.

• Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents.

• Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.

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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