Coordinator of Fiat Lux Scholars Program
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Coordinator of Fiat Lux Scholars Program
Bright Success Center
$51,500 - $55,000 Annually
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.
Involves providing individualized services to students who are
underrepresented, low income, first generation college students,
and/or otherwise at a higher risk of experiencing academic
difficulty, that contributes to student success. Services may
include academic needs assessment, developing individual study
plans, recognizing and addressing academic and non-academic
barriers to academic success, and counseling on other aspects that
may affect student retention and academic success. Includes
specializations in particular underrepresented groups, particular
academic skills (e.g., research skills, preparation for graduate
programs), or success in particular academic programs. Provides the
full range of assessment, counseling, and advice to targeted
students, and makes referrals to campus and community resources.
Works independently, receiving guidance on complicated
problems/situations. Awareness of current trends in Higher
Education pertaining to first-generation low-income college
Provides multicultural academic counseling across disciplines and
colleges/schools to "Most In Need" student populations (e.g.,
low-income, first-generation college, underrepresented populations,
etc.) and works with academic departments,
faculty, and department management to help resolve specific student
Develops and implements program and services designed to support
retention and transition for participants. In addition, develops
and fosters campus partnerships that support student nonacademic
needs that contribute to student retention; i.e., Counseling and
Psychological support, food security, financial aid, housing, etc.
Responsible for program budget management and resource allocation.
Responsible for collecting, reporting, and assessing data
associated with student retention and developing programs that
address student success. Responsible for managing programming
budget and resources.
Conducts comprehensive assessments of students' issues and needs
and provides solutions and alternatives to address problem areas.
Refers students to appropriate campus resources. Assists students
with the academic research process, including developing a question
and hypothesis, selecting appropriate quantitative or qualitative
research methods, evaluating evidence, and writing reports. Keeps
abreast of student trends and assessments in higher education,
particularly those pertaining to low income and first-generation
college populations and residential living and learning
Plans, implements, and instructs academic and personal development
course for first-year students. Develops and plans program content,
identifies student learning outcomes, and manages relevant program
data for assessment. Supervises and develops entry-level Fiat Lux
Counselor. Recruit, select, train, and supervise team of student
paraprofessionals: Lead Scholars, Community Scholars, Academic
Scholars, and Student Coordinators Designs and implements an
informative outreach campaign in partnership with university
Bachelors degree in related area and 3 years of directly related
experience, or equivalent experience/training required.
Master's in related area/field preferred.
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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
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
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