Associate Director of McNair Scholars Program

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Associate Director of McNair Scholars Program

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited

DepartmentMcNair Program Office

Associate Director of McNair Scholars Program

Knox College invites applications for the position of associate director of the McNair Scholars Program. The position is a 12-month, full-time, benefited position funded 100% by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and continuation of the position is contingent upon renewed TRIO funding. The McNair Scholars Program has been funded at Knox College since 1992.

Knox College is residential liberal arts college with a longstanding commitment to a mission of access to education. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or economic background. The McNair Scholars Program works in concert with other offices and programs to contribute to this mission of access and equity in providing educational opportunities for students interested in graduate study. You can read more about the program here.

Reporting to the executive director of TRIO and McNair programs, the associate director provides academic planning and guidance for program participants; teaches seminar courses for juniors and seniors and co-teaches summer seminar; assists a diverse pool of participants in graduate school preparation and application; develops and implements educational programming, including the STEM bridge program and outreach events for potential participants; management of student employees; and assists the executive director in meeting legislative requirements in program documentation, reporting, and project management.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree is required; a degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field is strongly preferred; at least one year of experience working with first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students and at least one year of experience in academic counseling, teaching, or related field; programmatic experience in planning and implementing cultural and educational workshops and events; excellent cross-cultural communication skills; organizational and technical aptitudes for data management and evaluation.

Application: Complete a Knox College employment application by selecting Apply for this Job below and on the right side. Finalists will be subject to a background check. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 1/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time