Credential Analyst & Program Coordinator - 11603
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: October 17, 2020
$68,000 - $74,000 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
Applying advanced, specialized student services expertise, advises
department / college / school or Graduate Division management,
faculty, and students on the most complex student issues; and / or
has programmatic responsibility for a complex student affairs
function that usually has a discrete budget or budgets, has impact
beyond the unit, and involves establishing strategic goals. Is
expected to identify systemic problems and issues and propose
solutions to management.
Under the general direction and supervision by the Director of
Education Programs: Serves as the designated UC Merced Credential
Analyst to the State of California; has campus authority to
recommend final teacher certification to the State of California's
Teacher Credential Commission (CTC); serves as the campus expert on
the credentialing process and all related academic matters; manages
teacher credentialing process from candidate matriculation to CTC
recommendation; acts as lead adviser for the credential program
responsible for building the appropriate platform to expand UCM
Credentialing Services to include Special Education & Bilingual
Language Authorization programs.
* Credential Analyst
* Academic Recruiting
* Orientation & Advising
* Program Management
* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education
* Bachelor's degree in related area and a minimum of three years
equivalent experience / training required.
* A California Teaching Credential or a Master's Degree or higher
in Higher Education or related field preferred.
* Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
* Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs
and knowledge of University and departmental principles and
procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to
likelihood and consequences.
* Experience interpreting, analyzing and applying CCTC regulations,
procedures, and academic requirements in support of recommending
teaching credential candidates for a California teaching
* Advanced verbal and written communication skills and
* Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse
* Advanced knowledge of complex visa and immigration policies,
procedures and regulatory requirements for international students
* Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to
develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion,
* Knowledge of the Teacher Education program principles and
* Skills in monitoring / assessing people, processes or services,
to make improvements.
* In-depth knowledge of the field's post-degree employment
opportunities and practices required.
* Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware
of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they
* Experience working with databases to pull data, analyze
information, patterns and trends, and present recommendations via
reports and presentations.
* Experience with organizations and relationships among California
higher education institutions and K-12 school districts.
* Experience with laws, rules and regulations relating to teacher
education and the granting of credentials for public school service
* Skill to train and oversee the work of others to meet high stakes
deliverable as part of an academic program environment.
* Skills to understand and analyze course descriptions in
California campus general catalogs and make initial decisions on
applicability to requirements for UC Merced credential programs
including subject-matter waiver programs.
* Knowledge of Registrar's Office regulations, procedures policies
and academic requirements including maintaining confidentiality of
records and information.
* Analytical skills to anticipate/identify problems, compare data
to draw conclusions, develop goals/plans for resolution and
* Skills to organize and prioritize a multitude of tasks to
effectively meet deadlines and maintain a high level of
* Oral and written communication skills to prepare clear, accurate
correspondence and reports; to communicate clearly, effectively,
and professionally in person and by phone; and to evaluate the work
of others who have related responsibilities.
* Skills to read, understand, interpret, and apply
federal/state/university rules, regulations, and policies.
* Strong writing, reading, grammar and spelling skills to prepare a
variety of correspondence, reports, informational documents, and
* Skills and ability to develop creative solutions to general
problems and attempt unfamiliar projects/assignments.
* Ability to creatively engage in problem-solving.
* Skills to work in both a Mac-based and Windows-based environment,
utilizing word processing skills, database management skills,
internet and website.
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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verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided
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positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC
Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check
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