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About the Department
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is one of the Federal TRIO Programs designed to assist undergraduate students that are first-generation college students, who are Pell-eligible and/or members of an under-represented ethnic group in the quest to obtain a graduate degree, ultimately the PhD.
This program assists undergraduate students in preparation for Graduate Studies through various scholarly activities. Students apply who would like to receive financial support for conducting research and who would like to work one on one with a faculty mentor and members of program staff.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications to apply for an Assistant Director, Academic position for the TRIO - McNair Scholars Program. This is a full-time position; the Assistant Director will coordinate and supervise all individualized services and project events designed to provide graduate/professional school preparation and individual assistance to participants and assists the Associate Director in implementing designated areas of program administration. This program collaborates with UC/TRIO program staff, the UC Office of Undergraduate Research, and University faculty partners. One aspect of this role is as an academic advisor and has a strong interest in research and scholarship. Candidates with a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highly valued. This is a grant-funded position.
Disseminates application materials to prospects and assists Associate Director to identify ad select eligible scholars.
Coordinates initial need assessments provides academic advising and support, academic counseling, arranges tutoring & referrals; assists scholars with personal statement and CV's.
Assists scholars to prepare Research and Professional Portfolio materials and assists Associate Director.
Schedule and coordinate graduate school visits, attendance at McNair & other conference and cultural events.
Orchestrates information meetings, participates in McNair Seminar class and Summer Research Seminar.
Assists scholars to secure off-campus research or internship slots & graduate admission.
Plans major events (Poster, major speakers, grad panels, faculty mentoring panels, graduate mentoring program, graduation & recognition event).
Coordinates with campus programs promoting undergraduate research and post-baccalaureate study.
Networks with state and regional McNair Staff; joins in state and regional conferences.
Weekend and evening work will occasionally be required.
Must be able to travel and drive university and rented vehicles.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with five(5) years experience; -OR-Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR-nine (9) years experience. Degree must be in a related field; experience must be related.
Experience also requires at least three (3) years supervision.
A Resume and Cover letter are required and must be submitted as part of the online application process. Cover Letters should be addressed to Cheri Westmoreland, Director of McNair Scholars. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Master's Degree in student affairs, social work, counseling, higher education, or a similar field.
Minimum three years' experience in higher education administration, academic and/or counseling capacity, program design, project management, strategic planning, and evaluation at the college level.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to first-generation students, and/or students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education and a demonstrated ability to effectively advise and advocate for those students from the target population in a college setting.
Knowledge of TRIO or other higher education academic programs and support services and effective practices supporting student recruitment, retention, and development.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice in higher education.
Experience in financial aid counseling and academic advising.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range of $50,132 - $51,636 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
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.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.