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Undocumented Students Services Coordinator
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Bright Success Center
Position Code:   SBSC9091A
Status:   Closed
Salary:   $51,500 - $55,000 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 more than 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 for 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.

Undocumented Students Services Coordinator performs the full range of assessment, counseling, and advising to targeted students, with a focus on the needs of Undocumented students eligible under AB 540, AB 130, AB 131, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; and immigrant students. Collaborates with partners campus-wide (i.e.; Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Services, University Housing, etc.) to support the needs of undocumented and mixed status students. Collaborates with UC system-wide partners (i.e., UC coordinators, UCOP, UC Legal Services, etc.) to support undocumented students throughout the UC system. Provides input to the design and implementation of joint UC ventures or events that directly impact undocumented and mixed status students and their families. Collaborates with regional and national organizations that promote educational access to undocumented students.

Key Responsibilities:

Provides full range of academic, personal, financial, and career counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to "at risk" populations (e.g., Undocumented, low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented populations). Conducts comprehensive assessments of students' issues and needs and analyzes results. Based on assessments data, subsequently conduct appropriate referrals for students. Monitors students' academic progress and meets with students to provide appropriate recommendations and referrals (i.e., career planning, tutoring, advising, counseling with CAPS, etc.)

Participates in Services for Undocumented Students events and programs, assists with their planning, and collaborates as a member of the Bright Success Center Team and related programs and events; i.e., orientation, Bobcat Day, Preview Day, etc. Develop and plan program content and manage relevant program data for assessment. Keeps abreast of student trends in higher education, particularly undocumented, low-income and first-generation college populations. Oversee upkeep of data and comply with all federal reporting expectations and annual reporting deadlines. Conducts appropriate programming for undocumented students and the campus community (i.e., immigration reform, UndocuAlly Training, current legal updates related to immigration and lawful presence, etc.).

Works collaboratively with a wide range of partners (campus, off-campus, regional, and national) in advocating for undocumented students based on situational needs or circumstances. Instructor for Undergraduate Studies 0101 (USTU 010) for designated sections for Undocumented and/or Fiat Lux students. Supervise paraprofessional student staff. Works collaboratively with UC Legal Services and other partners in providing undocumented and mixed status students and their families assistance with matters pertaining to immigration.

Qualifications:   • Bachelor's degree in related area and 3 years of directly related experience, or equivalent experience/training required.

• Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training preferred.

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

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

• Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement and learning outcomes required.

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

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

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

• 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 required.

• Knowledge and familiarity with current trends in higher education and their applicability preferred.

• Knowledge and familiarity with current and/or developing trends in state or national policies related to undocumented communities required.

• Proficiency in other language(s) other than English 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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