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Assistant Director - McNair Scholars Program

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Date: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Are you interested in working with students at an urban serving institution?  Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to lead a student-centric program?  You can be a part of a team focused on student support and development by joining a dynamic team of student affairs professionals. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a drive to work with and develop students to apply for the Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program. 


This is a grant funded position.  Under general supervision from the Director, McNair Scholars assists with the overall operation of the McNair Scholars Program including:  coordination of the McNair Seminar, advisor/mentor/coach to program participants, assist with the summer research internship experience, and works with the McNair Abroad initiative.


Primary Duties: 

  • Provide program coordination and service delivery, including participation in evening and weekend events as necessary
  • Assist with the recruitment process to identify, recruit and select eligible participants
  • Track performance measures, update program database and assist in preparing annual performance report to U.S. Department of Education and UC Administration
  • Develop and maintain effective communication between McNair Scholars Program and the College faculty and staff
  • Dissemination of information about program services to the University through presentations, website, brochures and newsletters.
  • Provide academic, financial, graduate school admissions and career advising to Scholars
  • Develop coordination and working relationships with graduate program offices at doctoral granting institutions and facilitate visitations and mentorship’s for current McNair Scholars
  • Maintain a caseload of students
  • Compliance with federal regulations and EDGAR
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees, represent the department at various state and national associations.
  • Compile data required for internal and external reports and assessments
  • Perform related duties based on departmental needs.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  1. Knowledge and command of TRIO programs and the federal reporting requirements that govern these activities.
  2. Knowledge of higher education academic programs and support services and the value of a public, liberal arts education.
  3. Skill in utilizing computer software programs in the contemporary work environment.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, parents, faculty, staff and others.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff and others.
  6. Ability to work with and/or advising a variety of racial and ethnic groups and underrepresented populations.
  7. Ability to demonstrate good judgment and analysis in decision-making and problem-solving.
  8. Ability to participate in evening and week-end events as necessary.
  9. Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records.
  10. Ability to commit to the highest ethical standards.
  11. Ability to effectively plan, organize and direct assigned programs and operations.


Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- Associate degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- seven (7) years of related experience. Degree must be in a related field. Experience must include program management. Experience may also require at least one (1) year supervision,



Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree preferred in education, student affairs administration, counseling, student development or other related field with one (1) year experience. 


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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