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Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge Program Assistant (Contract Position)

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

Community Partnership Programs and Summer Bridge Program Assistant (Contract Position)

Job Category:

Student Affairs

Unit:

Bright Success Center

Position Code:

SBSC9400A

Status:

Open

Salary:

$22.66 - $24.33

Location:

Merced



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.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

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 paraprofessionals.



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related area and 1 year of progressively responsible directly related experience or equivalent experience/training required.

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 achievement preferred.

Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education required.

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 practices preferred.

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 undocumented required.



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 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.
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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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