Associate Director of Resident Education (2-year Contract)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: June 7, 2019
Associate Director of Resident Education (2-year Contract)
Housing & Residence Life
$60,000 - $72,000
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
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
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
o Engagement with faculty and academic partners in a cocurricular
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
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.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
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
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
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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.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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