Director, McNair Scholars

University of North Texas at Dallas
June 11, 2023
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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Director, McNair Scholars Department DAL-Pre-Collegiate Programs-500300 Job Location Dallas Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https: // hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Salary Information Commensurate with experience Department Summary

The TRIO Programs at the University of North Texas at Dallas were designed to support the academic development of students within our partner schools of Dallas ISD and surrounding school districts.

Position Overview

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of McNair Scholars Director.

The McNair Scholars director is a key member of the department of College Readiness and will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the McNair Program. The McNair Program is a component of the federal TRIO Program to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project including planning, implementing, overseeing the budget, developing educational programs, preparing monthly and annual institutional and federal reports.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in education, counseling, or public administration from an accredited college or university and five years of experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar project/programs for disadvantaged students

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of services that include: academic advising, career, financial aid, and economic literacy programming for low-income and disadvantaged students.
  • development of individualized service plans
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administrative organization and management
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, rules and regulations
  • Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Knowledge of basic computers skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and conduct internal Project evaluations (formative and summative)
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; ability to provide professional leadership and establish effective working relationships
  • Preferred Qualifications

    The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

    Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, education, student development, counseling and guidance, social work, or STEM related area and seven (7) collegiate teaching and/or administrative experience including working with underrepresented students.

    Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule

    M-F

    Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position EEO Statement

    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

    Classification Title Director, McNair Scholars Physical Requirements Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

    Job Duties

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    Create and implement educational programs to assist students in preparation for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

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    Manage daily operations of the McNair Program.

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    Manage the work of the McNair Program Coordinator.

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    Recruit and communicate with at least 25 students the expectations and considerations of the McNair Program.

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    Work closely with the Office of Student Access and Success for programs related to financial aid, academic advising, and career services.

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    Create and coordinate a tutoring program for McNair Scholars.

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    Meet with Academic Advisors and participants regularly to monitor the implementation of McNair academic initiatives.

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    Recruit participants and design services to meet specific objectives and achievement levels among participants and the grant as a whole.

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    Plan and implement year-round targeted student services at the individual and group level, including providing oversight, mentoring, guidance, and review of participants' research papers and presentations embedded in a summer Research Internship.

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    Organizing workshops, campus visits, and activities for the academic, professional and personal development of the scholars.

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    Matching scholars with research faculty mentors.

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    Tracking the McNair graduates through their doctoral degree attainments.

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    Prepare monthly and annual institutional and federal reports.

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    Maintain compliance with UNT Dallas policies and procedures as well as Federal regulations.

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    Track statistics, gather data, and write reports.

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    Manage and expand program partnerships.

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    Development of individualized service plans.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S6280P

    Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/71780

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  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • References - List of Names and Contact Information for 3
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