Director of the McNair Scholars Program
Position Number: A99478
The Director of the McNair Scholars Program is responsible for overall management, strategic program planning, staff supervision, budget management, grant preparation and federal reporting requirements of the McNair Scholars Program at Roosevelt University. The director will design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives. The director will also serve as fiscal manager for program budgets, including budget planning and expenditures, and budget revisions in consultation with the Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Success. Other duties include: supervising a program coordinator and other staff; program evaluation; assisting scholars prepare for graduate school; maintaining student records and assessing student need; recruiting and interviewing eligible students; serving as an advocate and liaison for scholars with various university departments and outside organizations; providing academic and financial counseling to scholars; and traveling with scholars to local, state, and national conferences.
This position reports to the Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Success.
This is a grant funded position
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Master’s Degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Evidence of academic leadership, student personnel, counseling, or related area expected.
Two (2) years’ experience in student affairs programs, such as the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO Programs.
Knowledge of higher education academic programs and support services and the value of a public, liberal arts education.
Knowledge of effective practices supporting student recruitment and retention.
Skill in utilizing computer software programs in the contemporary work environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, parents, faculty, staff, and others.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, and others.
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations.
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 is a must.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Required Education: Masters Degree
Minimum Qualifications: Please refer to knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Knowledge of TRIO programs and the federal reporting requirements and rules that govern activities.
Experience in the basic concepts and principles in educational research.
Experience with budget management.