UC Merced
Left Button
BottomBottom Right
Center Image

Residence Life Coordinator (Contract position)
Job Category:   Student Affairs
Unit:   Housing & Residence Life
Position Code:   SHRL7593A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin on 07/25/17 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary:   $48,000 Annually
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. UC Merced was conceived both to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, and to increase access to the University of California system (UC System) for California’s top students.

Now, with close to 7,300 students (including more than 500 graduate students), UC Merced plans additional student growth to an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students in 2020-2021.

UC Merced is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UC System http://www.ucmerced.edu/diversity. More than sixty percent of the undergraduates are first generation college students. The campus represents an important point of pride for the city of Merced (pop. 80,000), a city within driving distance of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as the state capitol in Sacramento, the
San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, and the Monterey coast.


UC Merced opened in Fall 2005 with a long-range goal to house 50% of the students on campus. Our growing program currently houses 2200 students on-campus and 400+ off campus in a master lease until 2020. In 2018, we will open 700 additional beds followed by another 1000 beds in 2020 almost doubling our current on-campus population.

The mission of Housing and Residence Life at the University of California, Merced is to provide clean, safe, student-centered residential communities. We cultivate our living-learning experience to support academic accomplishment, diversity and respect for human dignity, and student success. Our sound financial management and business principles enable us to expand our programs and facilities to serve the changing needs of the students and university community.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Residence Life and the Coordinator for Residential and Academic Initiatives, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) facilitates opportunities to engage the staff and residents in actualizing our living-learning communities (First-year Experience, Continuing Student Experience, Gender Inclusive, Afro-Hall, Fiat Lux Scholars program). The incumbent oversees the development of inclusive and interactive communities, programming, and conduct adjudication. Additional responsibilities include the selection, training, and co-supervision of 50+ Resident Assistants, 4 Lead Resident Assistants and various other student positions including Community Scholars, Graphic Design Interns, and Programming Assistants to name a few.

Each RLC coordinates a large-scale project such as Conduct, Leadership, Recruitment and Selection, and Training throughout the academic year based on skill, experience, knowledge and/or interest.

The RLC counsels and refers individual and groups of students regarding student conduct and personal concerns; serves as liaison to Dining Services, Police, Health
and Counseling Centers, Academic Departments and Student Life; facilitates productive relations with our core programming partners Calvin E. Bright Success Center, Health Education, and Career Services; provides week night and weekend emergency response on a year-round basis; serves on departmental and campus-wide committees; and assists in coordinating the summer school housing program.

The incumbent is assigned annually to a partially furnished University Housing unit(2-bedroom). The RLC participates in after-hour on-call duty coverage during weekdays, weekends, holidays, breaks, and summer.

Qualifications:   • Masters degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Personnel or related field AND two years of direct live-in professional experience required for Residence Life Coordinator level position required.

• Combination of bachelor's level education and experience will be considered for a Resident Director level position.

• Proven success in student staff supervision, programming, conduct adjudication, conflict
resolution/mediation, and crisis management.

• Working knowledge and understanding of student development, leadership development, and community development theories and practices.

• Ability to implement strategies for creating an inclusive residential community.

• Experience as a Conduct Hearing Officer.

• Experience performing after-hour and emergency response protocols and effectively resolving crisis situations (fire evacuation, responding to incidents throughout complex, etc.)

• Skills to accurately interpret, enforce, and explain University policy.

• Operates as a team focused manager and leader with excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Self-directed with strong time management and administrative skills.

• Proven skill to take a concept/idea and put it into action.

• Ability to establish short and long-terms goals and lead staff to achieve goals and fulfill expectations.

• Comfortable working in a growing environment with constant change.

• Proven success facilitating training, leadership, skill development, and diversity workshops.

• Strong programming experience including work with learning communities, theme based housing programs, and faculty, collaborating with other offices and academic areas, managing programming budgets.

• Sensitivity to work effectively with diverse students, guests, and colleagues. Understands the needs of first generation students.

• Comfort with and skill to develop all applicable forms, procedures, and processes to fulfill job responsibilities.

• Proven ability to effectively resolve unanticipated issues and flourish in a changing environment.

• Solid Technical Skills.
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

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

Working at UC Merced
UC Systemwide Jobs
Log in to My Jobs
Hiring Manager

People Finder
Our Values
Contact Us