Learning Assistants (Part-Time, 1 Year Contract, Multiple Positions Available) 9/3/2016
University of California - Merced
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Learning Assistants (Part-Time, 1 Year Contract, Multiple Positions Available)
Center for Educational Partnerships - Fresno, CA
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
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.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Upward Bound Project Director, the Upward Bound learning assistants will serve as leaders, advisors, educators, and role models to approximately seventy (70) to eighty (80) incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Upward Bound participants attending after school tutoring and Saturday Academy sessions.
Under the direct supervision of the Upward Bound Project Director, learning assistants will participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound academic enrichment activities. Learning Assistants will be responsible for:
Provide academic advising to students individually or in small groups;
Determine from student notes and discussions the concepts that need to be reviewed;
Assist teachers in conducting all sessions associated with the Saturday Academy;
Guide Student Math, English, Science, Foreign
Language, History and Social Cultural Studies workshops session groups;
Assist teachers in evaluation of student Academic binders, notes and assignment sheets;
Assist teachers during Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, History and Social Cultural Studies workshop debriefing sessions;
Become familiar with all materials and technology tools used by the summer academy students;
Assist in developing a resource file of enrichment materials for use in academic enrichment sessions and communicate to teachers the student progress and/or areas of improvement;
Work with low-income, underrepresented students and the interventions necessary to reach this community through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches;
Provide strong verbal communication and presentation skills;
Monitor student behavior, write and submit incident reports of any violations of the Upward Bound Student Contract Agreement;
Maintain daily/weekly records of all student contacts and complete reports as assigned by supervisor;
Facilitate small/large group activities; leadership, cultural, and social as required; and
Incumbent shall at times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
In the process of attaining a B.A.
Demonstrated experience working with low income, underrepresented students and the interventions; necessary to reach this community through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches;
Excellent writing, verbal communication and presentation skills required;
Working knowledge of University of California policies and procedures;
Ability to utilize computerized applications for word processing and spreadsheets, as well as, electronic mail, specific applications include Word, Excel, and Outlook; internet skills.
Ability to manage workload, both independently and as part of a team and deal with stressful situations.
Must have a flexible schedule for afternoon and evening meetings and activities.
Must submit to a background check and fingerprinting.
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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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
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