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Employment Opportunity

Range 11
Closing Date:
September 24, 2013
Beginning Date:
November, 2013 (approximate)



  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • One year experience involving public contact, preferably with students
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Experience with Datatel Colleague and the WebAdvisor interface

General Description:

Under the direction of the Financial Aid Director/Registrar, advises students regarding eligibility for aid, the application process, and requirements of the aid programs.  Advises students in budgeting and their responsibilities for maintaining satisfactory progress.

Essential Functions:

  • Interviews and counsels students on all aspects of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships, employment, book vouchers, and emergencies
  • Determines student awards and refers to other support services
  • Verifies prior financial aid information on in-coming students
  • Validates basic grants on students selected by federal government requiring review
  • Performs computer data entry functions for needs analysis, packaging and program eligibility requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Financial aid programs and regulations
  • Basic data processing as related to needs analysis
  • Basic computer data entry programs such as Windows, Word, Excel, and Access. 

Ability to:

  • Exercise sound judgment in advising students relative to budgets and financial matters
  • Prepare written materials explaining aid programs
  • communicate both orally and in writing
  • Relate to students of all ages and backgrounds. 

How to Apply:   The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103.

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

Cathy Harris
Office of Human Resources
Merced College
3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer