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Associate Director of McNair Program

Employer
University of Mississippi
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Definition of Class

This position manages the day-to-day management of the McNair program, a federally funded, educational program designed to encourage and adequately prepare college students for doctoral study. The incumbent is responsible for processing program applications with students and faculty in the participating institutions; identifying, recruiting and selecting eligible students for participation in the program. This position ensures compliance with federal, state and institutional program guidelines and goals; coordinates workshops and a summer program for the professional development of McNair scholars; participates in grant administration of budget and expenditures; and monitors student and program progress in order to determine program effectiveness. The associate director will also assist in proposal preparations.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manages and develops programs for the participating institutions; provides on-site direction and support to campus liaisons; coordinates the activities of students and faculty in the implementation of program goals; and coordinates the assignment and distribution of equipment, supplies and other resources needed for program implementation.
  • Recruits and selects students to participate in the program (criteria for eligibility: low income, first generation college students, and students from under represented groups with appropriate portion of students in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering); develops screening strategies and selection criteria; designs and disseminates brochures and flyers, advertising recruitment activities, and selection procedures; participates in the decision making process for selection.
  • Participates in the implementation of year-round workshops and other activities designed to encourage doctoral study; liaisons with participating institutions to determine feasibility; provides necessary resources which may include contracting out appropriate presenters; and monitors and evaluates workshop's effectiveness.
  • Develops and implements a 6-8 week summer program for participants encompassing individually-tailored career and needs assessment, skills development, counseling, and research experiences; coordinates the provision of computer and writing workshops; develops strategies and reviews guidelines for appropriate classes and workshops; assigns faculty mentors to guide students in their discipline; monitors and reviews effectiveness of faculty mentors and program.
  • Provides on-site direction and support to participants and other key personnel. Serves as a communication-link with student and faculty program participants via e-mail, telephone, conferences, workshops, newsletters, and computer bulletin board in order to establish and maintain contact and support.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of support services to aid to McNair scholars in obtaining advanced degrees. Makes provision for tutorial, counseling, and assessment services to aid students in obtaining advanced degrees; develops strategies and guidelines for assessing academic and personal needs.
  • Assists the Director in fiscal management and administration of grant and contract funds, and in the general allocation of resources, in conjunction with project directing; provides technical writing and budget reporting as required. Performs budget analyses, expense tracking, and reporting to federal agencies.
  • Develops and maintains a database system that tracks and monitors participants' progress toward post baccalaureate enrollment; supervises the maintenance of a centralized filing system that houses records of McNair's participants; tracks participants throughout their career and submits reports regarding the effectiveness of the program.
  • Keeps abreast of changing federal regulations regarding program requirements and expectations. Interprets and implements federal regulations to ensure compliance with program mandates.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Provides day-to-day management and coordination of McNair Program.
  2. Serves as liaison with partner institutions and student population in support of McNair principal objectives.
  3. Assists the Director in fiscal management and administration of grant and contract funds.
  4. Keeps abreast of changing federal regulations regarding program requirements and expectations. Interprets and implements federal regulations to ensure compliance with program mandates.


Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

AND

Experience:
Three (3) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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