Residence Life Coordinator, University of California Merced

Position Name, Institution
Residence Life Coordinator, University of California, Merced

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Salary Range

Essential Duties
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) facilitates opportunities to
engage the staff and residents in actualizing our living-learning
communities (Gender Inclusive, Afro-Hall, Fiat Lux Scholars program,
etc.). 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+ student staff.

Each RLC coordinates a large-scale project such as Conduct, Diversity,
Leadership, Recruitment and Selection, and Training throughout the
academic year based on skill, experience, knowledge and/or interest.

The RLC counsels and refers individuals 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 weeknight 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.

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.

Compensation Package: The incumbent is assigned annually to a
lightly furnished, 2 bedroom apartment, professional development
funding, and a $1000 meal plan.

Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree in Counseling, Higher Education, Student
Personnel or related field AND two years of direct live-in

• Knowledge and understanding of student development, student
learning, leadership development, and community development theories
and practices. Ability to implement strategies for creating an
inclusive residential community.

• Experience as a Conduct Hearing Officer.

• Experience performing after-hour and emergency response protocols
and effectively resolving crisis situations (fire evacuation,
responding to incidents throughout complex, etc.).

• Skills to accurately interpret, enforce, and explain University
policy. Operates as a team focused manager and leader with excellent
written and oral communication skills. Self-directed with strong time
management and administrative skills. Proven skill to take a
concept/idea and put it into action.

• Ability to establish short and long-term goals and lead staff to
achieve goals and fulfill expectations.

• Comfortable working in a growing environment with constant

• Proven success facilitating training, leadership, skill
development, and diversity workshops. Strong programming experience
including work with learning communities, theme-based housing
programs, and faculty, collaborating with other offices and academic
areas, managing programming budgets.

• Experience coordinating the effective recruitment and selection of
student staff.

• Sensitivity to working effectively with diverse students, guests,
and colleagues. Understands the needs of first-generation students.

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 8,000 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 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


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.

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