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Credential Analyst & Program Coordinator - 11603

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Hiring Range

$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.

Key Responsibilities:

* Credential Analyst

* Academic Recruiting

* Orientation & Advising

* Program Management

* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education Programs


* 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 credential

* Advanced verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

* Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.

* Advanced knowledge of complex visa and immigration policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for international students and scholars.

* Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership.

* Knowledge of the Teacher Education program principles and standards

* 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 do.


* 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 in California.

* 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 implementation.

* Skills to organize and prioritize a multitude of tasks to effectively meet deadlines and maintain a high level of productivity.

* 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 publicity materials.

* 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

Background check and fingerprinting may be required.

Policy Statement

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 veteran status.
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

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

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