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Residence Life Coordinator (3- year contract)
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Housing & Residence Life
Position Code:   SHRL7954A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   05/01/2018
Salary:   $48,800 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 700+ 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.

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) facilitates opportunities to engage the staff and residents in actualizing our living-learning communities (Gender Inclusive, Afro-Hall, Fiat Lux Scholars program, etc.) 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+ student employees.

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 RLC participates in after-hour on-call duty coverage during weekdays, weekends, holidays, breaks, and summer.

Compensation benefits include a 2 bedroom lightly furnished apartment, professional development funding, and a $1000 meal plan for the year.

*** In your cover letter please address how you meet the qualifications listed in the job posting.

Qualifications:   • Masters degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Personnel or related field AND two years of live-in professional experience required.

• Knowledge and understanding of student development, student learning, leadership development and community development theories and practice

• 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.

• Experience coordinating the effective recruitment and selection of student staff.

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