Community Relations Representative
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Community Relations Representative
Review of applications will begin 12/06/19 and continue until the
position has been filled
$23.95 - $27.30 Hourly
DCC - Downtown Campus Center
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.
About the Job:
As a public institution - whose tripartite mission is teaching,
research, and public service - with a special responsibility to
productively engage the public, this position will assist in the
development and management of an overall strategic Community
Relations Plan for UC Merced to help the community recognize and
leverage the valuable impact of the campus on its wellbeing.
Responsibilities include raising the awareness of UC Merced as well
as discovering and overseeing partnerships between the University,
its departments and the community. Under the supervision of the
Executive Director, this position will manage, and increase
trusting relationships with the region s educators, nonprofits,
businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), opinion leaders,
students and families to raise awareness about UC Merced. The role
will also develop and demonstrate how these communities can connect
with the university to utilize UC Merced s vast resources. The
Community Relations Representative will represent UC Merced at
civic meetings and community events and develop integrated
partnership opportunities for the campus to add value to our
community s future.
Work is performed under the supervision of the Executive Director
of Government and Community Relations with latitude for independent
judgment and initiative with evaluation based on the effective
operation of the administration function.
Bachelor's degree in related area and 1 year of related experience
or 5 years related equivalent experience and training.
Three to Five years of professional experience in community
relations, government relations, public affairs, public relations,
communications, or related field is preferred.
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of volunteer and
community relations. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability
to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals in a
diplomatic and professional manner. Proven organizational
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work and communicate effectively across a variety of
communications platforms with diverse groups including campus
leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors
and the community to provide information, identify problems and
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as
collaboratively with a variety of department and program leads,
faculty and staff to achieve defined goals.
Use initiative to organize and follow through with complex tasks to
Skill to use a personal computer and computer software programs at
the level of sophistication required for the Government and
Community Relations office. Proven ability to use MS Office Suite
and database programs.
Experience developing, coordinating and implementing events and
Will be required to drive on occasion in order to perform the
routine or essential job responsibilities for the position.
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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