Job Closing Date
Initial applicant review will begin on or around November 29th, 2021. Posting will remain open until filled.
This appointment may be eligible for full UC benefits.
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 more than 9,000 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 for 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 nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, 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.
To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.
About the Job
The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is charged with providing an engaging, educational, and involved co-curricular experience for UC Merced students. Included in this experience is the Associated Students of the University of California, Merced (ASUCM) student government. The Administrative Assistant is a 20-hour per week position. The Administrative Assistant, under the direction of the Director of Involvement and advisor of ASUCM, assists in providing general administrative support, supervision of undergraduate student employees, and direct support to students and the ASUCM team.
General Administrative Support
Provides direct support to the Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM) Advisor and provides general support to the President and executives of the Associated Students.
Manages the ASUCM Office space and responds to student and parent inquiries.
Answers main department phone line and handles calls appropriately by providing accurate information or transferring calls as necessary.
Sorts and distributes mail; reviews and forwards email inquiries and requests to appropriate staff; and tracks incoming shipments and deliveries.
Greets and directs visitors and provides general information to the public on the phone and in person about UC Merced, ASUCM, and Student Affairs.
Reserves rooms for ASUCM leaders for meetings.
Maintains accurate files and records and utilize databases.
Maintains and organizes ASUCM equipment checkout for students.
Responsible for inventory and ordering and maintaining ASUCM office supplies.
Keeps abreast of unit major on-going business/event items to respond to inquiries in the absence of ASUCM advisor.
Types reports, letters, and memos utilizing computers; performs editing and proofing of grammar punctuation and spelling.
Assists in content development and layout of various publications and communications.
Updates and creates information on ASUCM website and CatLife page.
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Accounting and Purchasing:
Submits purchase requests, travel, and entertainment reimbursements for ASUCM Leadership, ensuring department compliance with applicable UC Policies and procedures.
Submits all purchase requests for ASUCM office supplies.
Provides vendors with needed information regarding payments and shipments as required.
Utilizes computer equipment and technology including spreadsheets and word processing applications.
Makes travel arrangements for staff within the Student Government Leadership.
Attends regular meetings with the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) Business Team and ASUCM Advisor.
Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student assistants and media specialist.
Arranges student support for all ASUCM meetings and events.
Trains students on minute taking in meetings.
Performs evaluations of student employees.
Assists in coordination of ASUCM and Office of Student Involvement student training processes.
Cross trains with other administrative staff to provide front desk coverage, student staff supervision and back-up for other administrative functions in the Office of Student Involvement.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge in administrative procedures and processes including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Requires verbal and written communication skills, active listening, critical thinking, multi-task, and time management skills.
Working knowledge of student governance organizations in a university setting.
Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to interact effectively with staff, faculty, administrators, students, and the public.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have ability to prioritize work and complete assignments independently as well as work in a team environment.
Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and support multiple functions with fluctuating priorities.
Demonstrated knowledge of web-based applications and ability to conduct searches on the Internet Experience in computerized accounting systems, maintaining expenditure records, processing invoices, ability to successfully interact with numerous vendors. (Preferred)
Maintains complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, diplomacy, and professional judgment.
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of UC Policies and Procedures preferred or experience in a university, K-12, or community college setting.
Background check and fingerprinting will be required.
How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact email@example.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.
Vaccination Program Policy:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 DAYS AFTER their first date of employment.
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 http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
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 will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/
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