Coordinator of the McNair Scholars Program

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 

A99477

Position Summary: 

The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with developing, implementing, and coordinating a two-year pre-graduate preparation and undergraduate research program, in accordance with the goals of the program and federal grant. These activities include assisting with programs, seminars, and presentations for first generation graduate school-bound, low income, and/or ethnically underrepresented undergraduates. Additional activities include coordinating and/or providing advising, mentorship, and organizational assistance to undergraduates preparing to apply to graduate school. Working with program staff, faculty, and graduate students to assist in development of programs that offer assistance with undergraduate research, graduate school application process, and academic preparation.
The Program Coordinator is a 100%, 12-month position that reports directly to the Director of the McNair Scholars Program.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the program activities and services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience working with target population (first generation students, low-income students, and/or students who have historically been underrepresented in graduate education).

Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.

Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt’s core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

A positive and professional demeanor

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred.