Director, McNair Scholars Program

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleDirector, McNair Scholars ProgramLocationAlpineDepartmentMcNair GrantJob No.Posting Date05/01/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$45,320Required

• Master’s in Higher Education, Communication, Counseling, STEM or a related field required
•At least 3-years’ experience in higher education, including experience with
research/scholarly activities and/or grad. admissions required
•At least 1-year’s experience in higher education administration, including budget, data & personnel management required
•Knowledge of spreadsheet computing applications required
•Knowledge of TRIO Programs or a TRIO alumnus required
•Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged students required
•Shown ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds required
•Strong communication and organizational skills required
•Ability to keep flexible schedule (evenings & weekends) required
•Security sensitive position


•PhD in Higher Education, Communication, Counseling, STEM or a related field;
•Knowledge of McNair Program.
•Bilingual in Spanish/English
•Background similar to those of target population

Primary Responsibilities

• Conduct McNair informational presentations
•Prepare & release project promotional campaign
•With project staff, develop and implement all services to meet the McNair
Program objectives.
•Administer the annual budget
•Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate McNair staff
•Serve as the Program liaison to departments, administrators and community
•Regularly meet individually and in groups with participants to provide information and assistance supporting academic progress and postbaccalaureate entry and completion
•Assist participants with exploration, goal setting, planning, and follow through
•Monitor participant progress
•Manage data for reports and evaluation of participants’ performance and
attainment of project objectives
•Plan & coordinate graduate school visitations, workshops, events, & internships for Scholars
•Oversee the recruitment, selection, academic needs and needed services of/for participants
•Track academic and career endeavors of participants
•Prepare and distribute semi-annual newsletter to Sul Ross admin., faculty and staff, participants, local media sources, and on McNair website

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.


Instructions to applicants

Submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Transcript 4
Supplemental Questions

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