McNair Program Coordinator

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University of Wisconsin-River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

Experience Type:
Position Available: Year Round
Hourly Rate or Pay Range: Salary

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is looking for a McNair Program Coordinator: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/3936
The Program Coordinator for the UW-River Falls McNair Scholars Program will report to the McNair Program Director and provide day-to-day management of the McNair program. This is a full-time, 12-month academic staff position. Responsibilities will include assisting with recruiting and interviewing eligible scholars, coordinating program services for McNair Scholars, informing scholars of university resources, advising students on course options and extracurricular activities, serving as an advocate and liaison for scholars with various university departments and outside organizations, and traveling with scholars to local, state and national conferences. The Coordinator will also facilitate institutional research for the McNair grant and assist the director in annual grant reporting and five-year grant renewal. The McNair Scholars Program is a part of the U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs and serves 26 students annually. The McNair Scholars Program has been at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 1999.

The McNair Scholars Program operates on a five-year grant cycle and was selected for another cycle of funding in September 2017. Due to the grant funding contingency, this academic staff appointment will be reviewed annually and is not eligible for rolling horizon contracts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to supporting under-represented students in higher education and to these students obtaining a Ph.D., which is the mandated goal of the McNair Scholars Program. Experience working with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students is also appreciated as the grant expresses a STEM commitment.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or higher.
• Minimum of two years of work experience in a college or university, either teaching or providing student services.
• Experience working with low-income students, first-generation students, and/or minority students.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to support student participation and attendance at national academic conferences. This requires travel and chaperoning skills both in and out of state.
• Valid driver’s license is required.
• Availability on nights and weekends as needed on occasion.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/3936

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Kevyn J. Juneau, Ph.D., Certified Ecologist
Assistant Prof. of Conservation and Environmental Science
Plant and Earth Science Department
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Kevyn.Juneau(at)uwrf.edu | 715-425-4958

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This is a full-time, 12-month academic staff position. Responsibilities will include assisting with recruiting and interviewing eligible scholars, coordinating program services for McNair Scholars, informing scholars of university resources, advising students on course options and extracurricular activities, serving as an advocate and liaison for scholars with various university departments and outside organizations, and traveling with scholars to local, state and national conferences. The Coordinator will also facilitate institutional research for the McNair grant and assist the director in annual grant reporting and five-year grant renewal. The McNair Scholars Program is a part of the U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs and serves 26 students annually. The McNair Scholars Program has been at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 1999.

The McNair Scholars Program operates on a five-year grant cycle and was selected for another cycle of funding in September 2017. Due to the grant funding contingency, this academic staff appointment will be reviewed annually and is not eligible for rolling horizon contracts.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to supporting under-represented students in higher education and to these students obtaining a Ph.D., which is the mandated goal of the McNair Scholars Program. Experience working with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students is also appreciated as the grant expresses a STEM commitment.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or higher.
• Minimum of two years of work experience in a college or university, either teaching or providing student services.
• Experience working with low-income students, first-generation students, and/or minority students.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to support student participation and attendance at national academic conferences. This requires travel and chaperoning skills both in and out of state.
• Valid driver’s license is required.
• Availability on nights and weekends as needed on occasion.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/3936

Organization Details

University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, Wisconsin United States Website

How to Apply

To apply, visit: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/3936

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Contact: Kevyn Juneau Kevyn.Juneau@uwrf.edu