Coordinator - McNair Program

Job description

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Coordinator - McNair Program

Position Type:

Administration - Staff

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro 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:

UNCG’s 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 (UR) 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 is a part of the Office of TRIO Programs in 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 FG, LI, UR 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 Coordinator will organize student travel, assist with summer research experience, serve as an academic advisor, facilitate graduate school admission applications, and assist in student recruitment and selection.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should possess a master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. They should have experience working directly with students and in planning programs and academic interventions for college students. Candidates should have 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; and have personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting students in the Program’s target populations.

Special 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 Range:

Commensurate with education and experience

Org #-Department:

Special Support Services - 10912

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Student Travel

Essential Tasks:

Organize 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.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Summer Research Experience

Essential Tasks:

Assist the Associate Director in administering an eight week summer research experience for approximately 14 research interns: document service delivery, organize social activities, develop and conduct graduate school workshops, develop and conduct campus visitation programs

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Academic Advising

Essential Tasks:

Serve as academic advisor to assigned students in the Program: maintain regular contact with students; monitor student progress; meet with students as needed to review progress and discuss options; maintain appropriate documentation of student progress, levels of contact, and services.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Graduate School Admission

Essential Tasks:

Facilitate graduate school admission 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.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Student Recruitment

Essential Tasks:

Assist the Associate Director in student recruitment, application, and selection to the McNair Scholars program by providing outreach, information sessions, and materials for dissemination to campus partners.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - O, Sitting - C, Walking - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C, Outside - O




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Job No:
Posted: 10/21/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
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