Program Director - McNair Program Location:
UNG-Dahlonega, GA Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Program Director. The McNair Program Director will manage the day-to-day McNair operations (80%) and have administrative oversight over the McNair Scholars Program (20%) at the University of North Georgia. To be responsible for project budgeting, reporting, goal setting, assessment of most staff and program, staff development, participant selection and working with key stakeholders The Program Director will report to the Principal Investigator of these grants and will complete the tasks listed below. Multi-campus travel, some weekend and evening work
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- Utilize guidelines established by the university, the state, and the federal government regarding regulations and requirements to collaboratively develop and provide support services tailored to specific needs of the program participants
- Assist in overall implementation of programs and be a point of contact with the Department of Education, Federal TRIO Programs. Establish links with faculty, staff and administration to develop and enhance identification, recruitment, and retention of target population students.
- Contribute to grant monitoring/compliance for McNair program. Complete annual federal report and provide overall budget support for the McNair program. Utilize the P-Card for purchases in compliance with the McNair grant following the guidelines set by the Department of Education
- Develop and implement student recruitment and selection plans; verify participants¿ eligibility for the McNair program; oversee the development of these tasks for the McNair program. Evaluate and assess project's goals including leading data collection for the McNair program;
- Provide daily staff supervision for the McNair program, McNair Academic Coordinator, and the McNair Program Assistant.
- Hold regular meetings and office hours to interact productively with students and others.
- Integrally participate in project educational activities and oversee operations for the McNair program.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledgeable about higher education processes and student development.
- Knowledge of compliance with federal regulations and EDGAR to provide required documentation and accountability for services provided, allowable costs and objectives accomplished.
- Knowledge of budget management to include authorizing expenditures of federal funds.
- Knowledge and skills in practices supporting student recruitment and retention.
- Strong interpersonal and organization skills, including patience, and diligence.
- Ability to demonstrate empathy towards student populations.
- Ability to manage data and assessment.
- Master's degree required.
- Five (5) years of experience working collaboratively with other national TRIO Programs is required; including three (3) years of experience working with diverse populations included 1st generation and low-income population is required and three (3) years of professional experience in a higher education environment is required.
- Three (3) years of experience supervising, training, evaluating staff, and managing budgets is required.
- Experience interacting with faculty, upper administration, and Department of Education Program Specialist is preferred;
- Experience preferred in coordinating TRIO or equity programs.
- Completion of SAEOPP Priority six (6), Priority four (4), and Priority three (3) training desired.
- Experience working with traditional and non-traditional students is preferred.
- Three (3) years' experience in tutoring, teaching, advising, or counseling in higher education is preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts
Apply Before Date
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
- This is a supervisory position.
- This position has financial responsibilities.
- Yes, this position will be required to drive.
- This role is considered a position of trust.
- This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
- This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
Special Applicant Instructions
- If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Please submit contact information for three professional references.