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Grad Group Coordinator - 12568

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Hiring Range

$50,000 - $55,000 Annually

Job Closing Date

11/17/2020

About UC Merced

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 Graduate Programs Coordinator provides critical support for the following graduate programs supported by the School of Engineering: Bioengineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Environmental Systems; Management of Complex Systems; Management of Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology; Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Using skills as a seasoned, experienced Student Services professional, the graduate programs coordinator provides the full range of student services within the School of Engineering to students while simultaneously supporting graduate faculty in the growth and development of current and new graduate programs at UC Merced.

The range of activities includes but are not limited to graduate student recruitment, admissions, academics, employment and funding, student conduct, workshops and special events. The Coordinator works with the Director of Graduate Student Services, Graduate Program staff, Graduate program Chairs, Graduate Division, faculty and other campus staff to recommend changes to policies, practices, and procedures.

Independently advises students in all SoE graduate programs and resolves academic/student services-related issues inherent within the organization. Advises faculty and management on a variety of student issues. Provides guidance on issues requiring in-depth knowledge of programs including but not limited to e.g., the financial aid office, graduate division, international affairs, orientation, student learning center, program/school academic affairs.

Key Responsibilities:

* Degree Requirement Advising

* Recruitment and Admissions

* Graduate Employment and Funding

* Student Conduct

* Events Planning

* May Supervise Staff and or Student Workers

Qualifications

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

* Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques required.

* Solid knowledge of common University-specific and other computer application programs preferred.

* Knowledge of University principles and procedures involved in areas of graduate recruitment, admissions, academic instructions, academic progress, student employment and funding, student conduct and professional development required.

* Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance required.

* Demonstrated ability to problem identification, reasoning, and development of original ideas to solve problems required.

* Interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, students, university staff and the general public required.

* Strong customer service orientation required.

* Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations required.

Background Check

Background check and fingerprinting may be required.

Policy Statement

How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.

E-Verify:
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.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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