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Associate Director of Resident Education (2-year Contract)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Job Description:

Associate Director of Resident Education (2-year Contract)

Job Category:



Housing & Residence Life

Position Code:




Closing Date:



$60,000 - $72,000



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.

About the Job:

The Associate Director for Residential Education assists with the overall planning related to residential education and campus engagement initiatives; manages multiple residential education community implementation teams; participates in the overall planning team and leadership of residential education including policy development, staff selection, program design and implementation of living learning experiences and academic success initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
Guides staff; forms positive liaison relationships with a variety of university personnel on behalf of students and staff; serves on or chairs committees; significant budget and expenditure responsibility associated with implementation and continual improvement of learning communities;
Manages various co-curricular tasks including residence hall tutoring, publications, university-wide recruitment and outreach events and student educational travel experiences;
Serves as the departmental liaison with various offices including but not limited to Undergraduate Admissions, Bright Success Center, and Center for Career Advancement, School of Natural Sciences, Social Justice Initiative Office, and Undergraduate Education.
Manages various educational and academic support initiatives that integrate outside the classroom learning and/or retention efforts (tutoring, advising, and faculty-student interactive programming).
Supervises, trains, guides, and collaboratively evaluates professional and student staff.
Serves as advisor to student groups or Living Learning Communities Advisory, counsel s students on policies, procedures, and resources within Housing and Residence Life
Creates strong partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs and with other on-campus departments (Fiat Lux, School of Natural Sciences, and Social Justice Initiatives).
Assists with the development of appropriate assessment and evaluation processes for Housing and Residence Life program learning outcomes, residents level of satisfaction, and adherence to CAS Guidelines and develops recommendations for improvement, to ensure the program is in alignment with University and divisional vision and goals.


Bachelor's degree and 3 years of directly related experience or 7 years equivalent related experience/training.

The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including:
o Residence Life practice, supervision and student development initiatives.
o Engagement with faculty and academic partners in a cocurricular capacity.
o Skilled in verbal and written communications with the ability to solicit new collaborators.

Demonstrated understanding and experience working with multi-ethnic student populations, diverse and inclusion program development.

Experience in student learning outcomes and assessment in residential education setting.

Experience working with living learning communities, or residential education curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master s Degree in Student Personnel Administration or a related field and five years post-graduate experience, or equivalent education and experience.

Experience advising student organizations.

Experience supervising professional staff.

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.

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The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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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