McNair Advisor of McNair Scholar Program


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 part-time staff.


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.

Supplemental Information

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 check.

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