Grad Group Coordinator - 12568
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 19, 2020
$50,000 - $55,000 Annually
Job Closing Date
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
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,
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
* Degree Requirement Advising
* Recruitment and Admissions
* Graduate Employment and Funding
* Student Conduct
* Events Planning
* May Supervise Staff and or Student Workers
* Bachelor's degree in related area and three years of
progressively responsible experience and/or equivalent
* Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
* 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
Background check and fingerprinting may be required.
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
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
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.
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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
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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