Director, Post Baccalaureate Studies (Director of McNair Scholars Program)

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 03, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits


The Director of the McNairs Scholars Program is responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising those activities that are related to the goals of the program.  The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.



  • Plan, supervise, and implement project activities for students as per those stated on the awarded DOE McNair Scholars Program grant.
  • Supervise project personnel.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with students, faculty, university officials and the WT campus community ---- and, the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Responsible for project performance reports and requests to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Responsible for timely compliance with all associated grant and sponsored research requirements, as well as WTAMU required trainings.
  • Responsible for keeping university supervision updated as to McNair Scholars Program activities and information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in education or related field.
  • Ten years higher education or TRIO grant program experience.
  • Minimum of five years working with target group population.
  • Experience in administrative, management, budget, and grant experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising staff and students.
  • Demonstrated administration of grant or academic program, and successful budgeting of grant or academic program.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills with students, faculty and university officials.
  • Timely completion of tasks (included compliance training), writing skills of accomplish reports and grant related tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree.

Applicant Instructions:

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page before continuing through the application. Please use the “Upload” button to add each document individually. All revisions must be made prior to application submission.  If you need assistance with uploading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at


Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.


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