Assistant Director of the McNair Scholar Program

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Position Number998841Functional TitleAssistant Director of the McNair Scholar ProgramPosition TypeAdministration - StaffPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

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. The UNCG-McNair Program will be a part of the Division of Student Success in Academic Affairs and integrated into the campus-at-large. UNCG-McNair recruits and serves second- and third-year students (juniors) who are first-generation and low-income or under-represented minority college students. The Program has three basic components – academic year graduate school prep, the summer research institute and scholarly research and mentorship.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director position provides support services to the McNair Scholars Program through organizing student travel, providing a summer research experience, and serving as an academic advisor to students in the program, as well as facilitating graduate school admissions and publicizing the work of the program.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess a master’s degree in an academic discipline; a doctorate is preferred. They should have at least four years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including budget management, supervision of others, and planning/implementation responsibilities for organizations or projects that are comparable to the McNair Scholars Program in scope and complexity; should have 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; should have 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.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred QualificationsSpecial 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 RangeCommensurate with education and experienceOrg #-DepartmentSpecial Support Services - 10912Job Open Date06/21/2019For Best Consideration Date07/05/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentTime LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

09/30/2019, with renewal

Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Student Travel

Essential Tasks

Organize, approve, and attend 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.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Summer Research Experience

Essential Tasks

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.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Academic Advising

Essential Tasks

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.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Graduate School Admission

Essential Tasks

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.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Publicity of Program

Essential Tasks

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.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - FWork EnvironmentInside - CApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
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    Posted: 6/22/2019
    Application Due: 9/12/2019
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