Prospective Student Staff

Under the Bright Success Center, the Fiat Lux Scholars Program serves a select cohort of first-generation students to enhance their development, growth, and academic success. The Fiat Lux Scholars Program offers the following student staff positions:

Community Scholar (6 openings)

Community Scholars live alongside the first-year scholars in the Living Learning Community (LLC) of Tenaya Residence Hall. They host scholar check-ins through office hours and community programming within the LLC. The goal of the Community Scholar is to help build a community amongst the residents and provide scholars with a safe and supportive space to learn and grow.

Eligibility

  • Must be at least in 2nd Year Academic Standing
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Detailed Job Descriptioncs_job_description_ay_1920.pdf

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-community-schol...

 

Academic Scholar (4-5 openings)

Academic Scholars facilitate study sessions and provide a quiet study environment for scholars. Their role is to enforce study session policies, accurately report the attendance of scholars and facilitate various study groups. They also encourage the scholars to be independent and interdependent in their academics by using the resources on campus. In addition, Academic Scholars plan and implement monthly social for all Fiat Lux program participants.

Eligibility 

  • Must be a least in 2nd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Detailed Job Description: as_job_description_ay_1920.pdf

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-academic-schola...

 

Lead Scholar (4-5 openings)

Lead Scholars have more of a mentorship focused role. They meet with the scholars on a 1-1 basis throughout the semester. They also facilitate workshops - sometimes in collaboration with on-campus resources and department - for the scholars, which center on financial, academic, personal, and career success.

Eligibility

  • Must be a least in 3rd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Detailed Job Descriptionls_job_description_ay_1920.pdf

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-lead-scholar-su...

 

Student Coordinator (2 openings)

Student Coordinators work behind the scenes of the program. They provide guidance and support to the student staff, assist professional staff, organize team meetings and training sessions, and analyze data from all aspects of the program.

Eligibility

  • Must be at least in 3rd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Detailed Job Description: sc_job_description_ay_1920.pdf

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-student-coordin...

 

Please Note:

  • Job applications will be open by the end of February 2019 at jobs.ucmerced.edu
  • Supplemental applications can be found below each job description above
  • You must complete both the UC Merced job application and the Fiat Lux supplemental application for the position desired
  • If you were to be offered a position within Fiat Lux, please be aware that you will need to present a physical form of identification in order to complete hiring paperwork. The following is a list of acceptable documents:  

 i-9_list_of_acceptable_documents.pdf   

  • It is highly recommended to have a bank account in order to be able to sign up for direct deposit.  
  • For additional information, please contact fiatlux@ucmerced.edu