Director of the UNT McNair Scholars Program

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Director of the UNT McNair Scholars Program

Official Title
Sponsored Project Associate Director

Position Number

Honors College-Dean's Off - 140100


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends

Department Overview
The McNair Scholars Program is located in the UNT Honors College. The McNair Scholars Program is a highly competitive program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare university juniors and seniors who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education to apply for and be accepted into graduate programs and to pursue doctoral education.

This rigorous program assists students in the attainment of their educational and personal goals through participation in research and other academic/scholarly activities. In September 2017, the Program received a grant award from the U.S. Department of Education for another five years of operation.

Job Description
The Honors College-Dean's Office Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Director for the UNT McNair Scholars Program to join our team.

The purpose of the position is to ensure the proper and efficient administration of the federally funded UNT McNair Scholars Program. The Director will successfully direct the program, participants, and staff toward meeting and/or exceeding the grant objectives, as outlined by the Department of Education and the grant proposal. This position is responsible for oversight of the McNair Scholars Program and includes responsibilities associated with being a principal investigator (P.I.). Duties include program planning and development, grant writing, budget allocation and monitoring, and oversight of program/project activities including: program marketing, program/curriculum development, assessment, and community outreach. This role is responsible for supervision of a team. The Director will also provide: high level research experiences for each scholar; quality faculty mentoring for each participant; academic proficiencies through tutoring services, workshops, and a summer research class; and documenting records relating to the students and services.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Grant and Program Administration and Assessment.
* Scholar Assessment and Records.
* Programming and Coordination.
* Supervision.
* Students.
* Communication.
* Financial Responsibilities.
* Professional Development.
* Other Responsibilities in the Honors College.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in related field and five years of professional related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

* Ability to serve as a PI on a grant.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's Degree and 5 years of experience OR Earned Doctorate and 2 years experience.
* Experience working with first-generation, low-income, or members of groups underrepresented in graduate education.
* Experience administering and managing a federal educational opportunity program (McNair or TRIO program experience preferred).
* Knowledge of reporting requirements and rules that govern federal educational opportunity programs.
* Experience working in a McNair or TRIO program.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Three References with their online application.

* Since this is a grant-funded position, any changes to the funding arrangement may have effects on the status of this position.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 6/19/2018
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