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Learning Assistant

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Learning Assistant

Job Category:

UC Merced Continuous Recruitment

Unit:

Center for Educational Partnerships - Fresno, CA

Position Code:

SCEP8931A

Status:

Open

Salary:

$13.11 - $15.00 hourly

Location:

FRESNO AND SURROUNDING AREAS



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


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.

Background:
UC Merced Center for Educational Partnerships is partnering with various schools in the Central Valley to implement a series of academic enrichment activities focused on Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Foreign Language, History and Social Cultural Studies. These activities will take place during the academic year along with various mandatory training sessions for staff.

Scope of Service: Learning Assistants agrees to provide:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Project Director(s), learning assistants will serve as leaders, advisors, tutors, and role models to incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade program participants attending after school tutoring and/or Saturday Academy sessions. Under the direct supervision of the Project Director(s), learning assistants will participate in all aspects of the academic enrichment activities.

Programming and Participant Education
Provide academic advising to students individually or in small groups;
Determine from student notes and discussions the concepts that need to be reviewed;
Assist teachers in conducting all sessions associated with the Saturday Academy;
Guide Student session groups in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Foreign Language, History and Social Cultural Studies;

Resource and Participant Support
Assist teachers in evaluation of student Academic binders, notes and assignment sheets;
Assist teachers during workshop debriefing sessions in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Foreign Language, History and Social Cultural Studies;
Become familiar with all materials and technology tools used by the students;
Assist in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in academic enrichment sessions and communicate to teacher s student progress and/or areas of improvement;

Community Development
Work with low-income, underrepresented students and the interventions necessary to reach this community through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches;
Provide strong verbal communication and presentation skills;
Monitor student behavior, write and submit incident reports of any violations of the Student Contract Agreement;
Maintain daily/weekly records of all student contacts and complete reports as assigned by supervisor;
Facilitate small/large group activities; leadership, cultural, and social as required; and

Administration
Incumbent shall at times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
Maintain CEP suite spaces, including work room, kitchen, lobby, conference room and storage rooms;
Maintain general office equipment sign-ins, maintenance and refilling of supplies when necessary;
Assist with the completion of academic preparation program projects as determined by supervisor; and
Other duties as assigned.

**Regions include: Tulare/Kings County, Fresno County, Madera County, and Merced County



Qualifications:

In the process of attaining a Bachelor s Degree
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Demonstrate strong math/science and/or English language arts knowledge
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to maintain complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, and professional judgment
Ability to utilize computerized applications for word processing and spreadsheets, as well as electronic mail, specific applications include Word, Excel, and Outlook; and internet
Experience with data entry and the maintenance of computer files and databases
Demonstrated experience working with low income, underrepresented students and the interventions; necessary to reach this community through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches
Ability to manage workload, both independently and as part of a team and deal with stressful situations
Must have excellent organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to follow detailed instructions
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to maintain excellent attendance and promptness
Ability to act responsibly in a professional work environment
Able to work during normal work hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm; occasional evenings and/or weekends will be required
Must have friendly attitude, excellent customer service skills and phone etiquette
Strong willingness to learn about the CEP processes, resources, as well as campus policies and procedures

*This position is open for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Special Conditions of Employment:
Must submit unofficial school transcript
Must pass assessment in math and/or English Language Arts
Must pass a background check and Live scan



To Apply:

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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 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
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers

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