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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 a little more than 7,000 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. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Undocumented Students Program Coordinator performs the full range of assessment, counseling, and advising to targeted students, with a focus on the needs of Undocumented students eligible under AB 540, AB 130, AB 131, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; and immigrant students.
- Collaborates with partners campus-wide (i.e.; Financial Aid, Admissions, Career Services, University Housing, etc.) to support the needs of undocumented and mixed status students.
- Provides straightforward counseling and advice to commonly-encountered situations independently, but receives assistance for unusual situations.
- Collaborates with UC system-wide partners (i.e., UC coordinators, UCOP, UC Legal Services, etc.) to support undocumented students throughout the UC system.
- Provides input to the design and implementation of joint UC ventures or events that directly impact undocumented and mixed status students and their families.
- Collaborates with regional and national organizations that promote educational access to undocumented students.
This contract position is federally funded to the end of June 2018.