Reporting to the McNair Director, the McNair Advisor is responsible
for assisting with the administration and management of the
federally funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate
Achievement Program. The McNair Advisor is responsible for
coordinating workshops/seminars related to graduate school
preparation, advising program participants on matters of graduate
study preparation, and training and supervising volunteers and
Candidate will have a master’s degree in education, counseling and
guidance, psychology, or related field. At least two years of
experience in advising, or an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge,
skills and abilities is required. Evidence of experience advising
students from diverse backgrounds is essential. Effective
communication and interpersonal skills are indispensable.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to use technology.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in computer
literacy using database and word processing programs; experience or
knowledge of problems facing low income, first generation and
students with disabilities; the ability to communicate and work
effectively with program staff, University faculty, staff and
administration and community agencies; strong analytical and
communication skills, sound professional judgment, initiative and
the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals
including students, faculty, staff and the general public. Must be
organized and an effective time manager with strong attention to
detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with minimal
supervision. The equivalent combination of education and related
work experience may be considered.
To apply, please include a cover letter, resume, contact
information for three supervisor references.
Finalists for this position are subject to a background check.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background investigation including criminal history and identity