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Learning Assistants (1-Year Contract Positions)
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Center for Educational Partnerships - Fresno, CA
Position Code:   SCEP7168A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin 1/5/2017 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary:   $12.00 hr - 15-20 hrs/wk
Location:   Corcoran, Farmersville, Delhi, Le Grand, and Fresno.
Background check:   Background check 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.

UC Merced Center for Educational Partnerships through the Talent Search Program is partnering with local schools to implement a series of academic enrichment activities focusing on language arts, mathematics, foreign language, history and science. These activities will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Talent Search Project Director, the Talent Search learning assistants will serve as leaders, advisors, educators, and role models to incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Talent Search participants who attend after school tutoring. Under the direct supervision of the Talent Search Program Director, learning assistants will participate in all aspects of the Talent Search Program academic enrichment activities.
Learning Assistants will be responsible for:

• Providing academic advising to students individually or in small groups

• Determining from student notes and discussions the concepts that need to be reviewed

• Guiding student math, English, science, foreign language, history and social cultural studies workshop sessions

• Assisting in developing a resource file for academic enrichment sessions

• Working with low-income, underrepresented students, to provide the interventions necessary to reach this population through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches

• Monitoring student behavior and writing and submitting incident reports of any violations of the Talent Search student contract agreement

• Maintaining daily/weekly records of all student contacts and submitting reports as requested by supervisor

• Facilitating small/large group activities; (leadership, cultural, and social) as deemed necessary; and Demonstrating cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

Qualifications:   • In the process of attaining a Bachelor’s Degree.

• Demonstrate experience working with low-income, underrepresented students, and providing the interventions necessary to reach this community through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches.

• Written and verbal communication.

• Excellent presentation skills.

• Ability to utilize computerized applications for word processing and spreadsheets, as well as electronic mail, specific applications include Word, Excel, and Outlook; and internet.

• Ability to manage workload, both independently and as part of a team and deal with stressful situations.

Special Conditions of Employment.

• Must have a flexible schedule for afternoon and evening meetings/activities.

• Must submit to a background check and fingerprinting.
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.
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