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Community Engagement Coordinator
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Student Affairs
Position Code:   SSA8964A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin June 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary:   $55,0000 - $60,000 Annually
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check is 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 nearly 8,000 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. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

The Community Engagement Center (CEC) brings together UC Merced students, staff, faculty, and community members, agencies, and organizations to create and develop reciprocal partnerships that generate student learning, build capacity, and solve problems through service, scholarship, and leadership. These actions contribute to building a healthy and sustainable community (local to global) and creating positive change.

The CEC is a unit within the Office of Leadership, Service and Career. The Community Engagement Center Coordinator, under the direction of the Associate Director, supports this mission by working to manage the day-to-day programs, services and events for the CEC. Additionally, as a member of the Office of Leadership, Service and Career team, the coordinator supports programmatic and student engagement efforts of the department. The Coordinator is responsible for managing and facilitating the programmatic planning and assists in the planning of service projects, developmental activities, and large scale programs.

The coordinator develops and facilitates General Education eligible programs offered by the CEC. The coordinator supports the Leadership and Service Living Learning Community and other programs as needed. The coordinator also directly supervises student staff in the Center.

This position coordinates the large-scale Impact Initiatives, which are partnership programs between UC Merced and the greater Merced community. The coordinator coordinates and publicizes one-time community service projects which provide students with the opportunity to partner with and get to know new community agencies and organizations and to participate in various short (1-4 hour) service events.


Qualifications:   • Bachelor's degree in related area and three years of progressively responsible related experience or equivalent experience/training required.

• Master's degree is preferred.

• Knowledge of community engagement and development theory and practice preferred.

• Knowledge of student development theory and practice preferred.

• Experience with service-learning programs and service projects required.

• Experience creating and implementing training models and programs required.

• Ability to deliver educational workshops required.

• Skill to work independently and ability to be inventive and creative, including but not limited to initiating new programs, conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing change preferred.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to set priorities, balance a large workload, multitask, adhere to schedules, and meet deadlines preferred.

• Ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues, supervisors, administrators, students, community partners, faculty, staff, visitors and other parties preferred.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively with all various constituencies in an unbiased, reasonable, and fair manner preferred.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write complex and comprehensive reports, marketing copy, general correspondence, and other documents required.

• The ability to make clear, informative and persuasive presentations to internal and external groups required.

• Ability to foresee needed change, set realistic goals and objectives, and organize resources preferred.

• Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences preferred.

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 Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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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