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Learning Community Coordinator (Resident Director I)

Position Deleted on 6/03/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
University of California, Merced
Merced, CA
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Full Time

Learning Community Coordinator (Resident Director I)
Job Category: Student Services
Unit: Housing & Residence Life
Position Code: SHRL3213A
Status: Open
Closing Date: Review of applications to begin immediately.
Salary: $35,088 - $45,000 Annually
Location: Campus Site

Background check: Background check and fingerprinting may be required


The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 4,300 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

UC Merced opened in the fall 2005 with a long range goal to house 50% of the students on campus. Our growing program currently houses 1500 students in traditional and suite-style residence halls with new communities opening about every three years.

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, the Learning Community Coordinator facilitates opportunities to engage the staff and residents in actualizing the learning outcomes specific to each living-learning community (First-year Experience, Continuing Student Experience, Gender Neutral, Academic Excellence, Fiat Lux, Green Theme, and the Residential Management Program). Faculty integration into the residential experience is highly valued. The incumbent provides leadership for developing the theme and living-learning program experiences including the recruitment and selection of its participants. The Learning Community Coordinator also oversees the development of inclusive and interactive communities, programming, and conduct adjudication. Additional responsibilities include the selection, training, and co-supervision of 31 Resident Assistants, 4 Senior Resident Assistants, 4 Programming Assistants and 1 Lead Programming Assistant. The Learning Community Coordinator 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 Student Advising and Learning Center, Health Education, and Career Services; provides emergency response on a year round basis; serves on departmental and campus-wide committees; and assists in coordinating the summer school housing program.



  • Masters degree in Counseling, Higher Education, or Student Personnel with two years of direct live-in professional experience preferred however combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Direct experience working with academic based Living-learning programs and integrating faculty into programs.
  • Proven success in student staff supervision, programming, conduct adjudication, conflict resolution/mediation, and crisis management.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of student development, leadership development, and community development theories and practices.
  • Ability to implement strategies for creating an inclusive residential community.
  • Experience as a Conduct Hearing Officer.
  • Skills to accurately interpret, enforce, and explain University policy.
  • Skills 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.
  • Experience performing after-hour and emergency response protocols and effectively resolving crisis situations (fire evacuation, responding to community-wide incidents, emotional crisis, etc.)
  • Ability to establish short and long-terms goals and lead staff to achieve goals and fulfill expectations.
  • Comfortable working in a growing environment with constant change.
  • 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.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Successful candidates will be fingerprinted and a background check will be conducted. Expected to return to campus for emergencies, working some nights and weekends is required, some travel, and able to acquire a valid CA Drivers License. Requires some on-call duty assignments.

To Apply: Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

The University of California Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its instruction, programs, services or activities, or in its hiring and employment practices. The university provides reasonable accommodation to facilitate the participation of individuals with legally protected disabilities.

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