ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. UC Merced was conceived both to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, and to increase access to the University of California system (UC System) for California’s top students.
Now, with close to 7,300 students (including more than 500 graduate students), UC Merced plans additional student growth to an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students in 2020-2021. UC Merced is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UC System http://www.ucmerced.edu/diversity. More than sixty percent of the undergraduates are first generation college students. The campus represents an important point of pride for the city of Merced (pop. 80,000), a city within driving distance of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as the state capitol in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, and the Monterey coast.
ABOUT THE JOB:
UC Merced opened in Fall 2005 with a long range goal to house 50% of the students on campus. Our growing program currently houses 2200 students on-campus and 400+ off campus in a master lease until 2020. In 2018 we will open 700 additional beds followed by another 1000 beds in 2020 almost doubling our current on-campus population.
The mission of Housing and Residence Life at the University of California, Merced is to provide clean, safe, student-centered residential communities. We cultivate our living-learning experience to support academic accomplishment, diversity and respect for human dignity, and student success. Our sound financial management and business principles enable us to expand our programs and facilities to serve the changing needs of the students and university community.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Residence Life and the Coordinator for Residential and Academic Initiatives, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) facilitates opportunities to engage the staff and residents in actualizing our living-learning communities (First-year Experience, Continuing Student Experience, Gender Inclusive, Afro-Hall, Fiat Lux Scholars program). The incumbent oversees the development of inclusive and interactive communities, programming, and conduct adjudication. Additional responsibilities include the selection, training, and co-supervision of 50+ Resident Assistants, 4 Lead Resident Assistants and various other student positions including Community Scholars, Graphic Design Interns, and Programming Assistants to name a few.
Each RLC coordinates a large-scale project such as Conduct, Leadership, Recruitment and Selection, and Training throughout the academic year based on skill, experience, knowledge and/or interest.
The RLC counsels and refers individual and groups of students regarding student conduct and personal concerns; serves as liaison to Dining Services, Police, Health and Counseling Centers, Academic Departments and Student Life; facilitates productive relations with our core programming partners Calvin E. Bright Success Center, Health Education, and Career Services; provides week night and weekend emergency response on a year round basis; serves on departmental and campus-wide committees; and assists in coordinating the summer school housing program. The incumbent is assigned annually to a partially furnished University Housing unit (2-bedroom). Duties and responsibilities of this position may be at variable hours. The RLC participates in after-hour on-call duty coverage during weekdays, weekends, holidays, breaks, and summer.