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Associate Director-McNair Program

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * List of References Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes: Name Company Name Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. Email Address Contact Phone Number *_Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process._*

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 998841
Functional Title Associate Director-McNair Program
Position Type Administration - Staff
Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (UNCG-McNair) is designed to provide services to 25 promising First-Generation (FG), Low Income (LI) and Underrepresented (UNDERREP) students to assist them in building skills and motivation that will ensure success in education for advanced graduate study (and beyond). UNCG-McNair recruits and serves third year students (juniors) who are low-income and potential first generation college students. The Program has three basic components—Academic Year Graduate School Prep, the Summer Research Institute and Scholarly Research and Mentorship.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Organize and approve student travel to graduate schools or professional conferences; maintain relationships and databases to enhance awareness of such activities, develop itineraries, arrange housing and travel; conduct and analyze evaluations of student travel.

2. Organize and administer an eight week summer research experience for approximately 14 research interns: recruit students to participate in the summer program, document service delivery, process and document student stipends, organize social activities, develop and conduct graduate school workshops, develop and conduct campus visitation programs, administer program evaluation surveys.

3. Serve as academic advisor to all students in the Program: maintain regular contact with students; monitor student progress; request and review transcripts of all current students, meet with students as needed to review progress and discuss options; speak with students’ advisors and professors as needed; maintain appropriate documentation of student progress, levels of contact, and services.

4. Facilitate graduate school admission and financial aid applications by current students: provide workshops and individual counseling to help students prepare a list of core schools and identify potential funding sources; assist students in completing such applications; work with the Educational Testing Service to ensure that students receive GRE fee waivers, if eligible; assist students in preparing for and taking the GRE.

5. Publicize the work of the Program by maintaining a McNair website and producing a student newsletter: write and edit articles for the newsletter and website; maintain a current distribution list for the website and newsletter; maintain records of student participation and success for inclusion in the website and newsletter; edit and produce a journal of student research.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an academic discipline; a doctorate is preferred.

At least four years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including budget management, supervision of students and staff, and planning/implementation responsibilities for organizations or projects that are comparable to the McNair Scholars Program in scope and complexity.

At least four years of experience working in a direct service capacity (teaching, counseling, academic advising, etc.) to students who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education and/or who are low-income, first-generation college students.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Should be computer literate including knowledge of computer research techniques (statistical software and database use/management), internet use, and word processing skills; and have personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting students in the Program’s target population.

Tenure Status
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with education and experience
Org #-Department Special Support Services - 10912
Job Open Date 10/31/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? Yes
Time Limited Duration

Grant funded; will continue as long as funding is available.

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your highest level of education:
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate Degree (PhD)
  2. * Please tell us about your experience working with TRIO students or students from similar backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please tell us about your experience in the area of student advising.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  5. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)