Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge Program Assistant (Contract Position)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge Program
Assistant (Contract Position)
Bright Success Center
$22.66 - $24.33
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.
The Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge Program
Assistant, coordinates, delivers, and asses's educational programs
designed to support academic success and retention for students who
are low income, first generation college students, and/or otherwise
at a higher risk of experiencing academic difficulty, to help
students succeed. Oversees program designed to support transition
from high school to college. Performs a limited range of counseling
to students who are at a higher risk of experiencing academic
difficulty. Provides straightforward counseling and advice to
commonly encountered situations independently but receives
assistance for unusual situations. Responsible for coordinating and
delivering learning support and retention efforts. Provides program
support for both Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge
Program Coordination for Community Partnership Program. Coordinates
services, program development and delivery, and assessment efforts.
Works directly with Associate Director for Educational Equity and
Access to ensure program outcomes are met. Responsible for tracking
information and data.
Program Coordination for Summer Bridge. Coordinates services,
program development and delivery, and assessment efforts. Works
directly with Associate Director for Learning Support and Associate
Dean of Students to ensure program outcomes are met. Responsible
for tracking information and data.
Provides general academic, personal, financial, and career
counseling across disciplines and colleges/schools to "at risk"
populations (e.g., low income, first-generation college, and
underrepresented populations). Analyzes and assesses students'
problems and needs.
Conducts follow-up and outreach activities to students. Monitors
student academic progress.
Assists students to develop problem-solving and self-management
skills. Advocates on behalf of student concerns. Facilitates small
group discussion sessions. Trains and supervises
Bachelor's degree in related area and 1 year of progressively
responsible directly related experience or equivalent
Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning,
human and career development required.
Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including
critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal,
self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices,
and leadership required.
Knowledge of the programs and methods used to enhance student
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and
first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged,
physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher
Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying
solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing
and administering programs required.
Knowledge and experience with assessment methods and promising
Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies
and procedures, including policies on handling student records and
confidential documents preferred.
Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for
access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical
issues governing the delivery of counseling services preferred.
Knowledge of current trends and issues impacting students from
historically underrepresented communities including: low income,
first generation, differently abled, under prepared, and
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 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:
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.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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