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Job ID: 158396

McNair Director
University of North Texas

Date Posted May 6, 2021
Title McNair Director
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Honors College-Dean's Off-140100
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administrative Support/Services

Department Summary
The College houses the following programs:
 The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living on Campus in McConnell Hall, students in this two-year program complete a rigorous academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instruction is by University Faculty. There are no high school courses taught, but students enjoy many of the activities of high school and the company of age mates who are intellectual peers.
 The UNT Honors College is dedicated to enriching the undergraduate academic experience for the more than 1,900 students who choose to be members. Undergraduate students from all UNT majors are eligible. Honors students become part of a community of scholars, with access to Honors classes and a wide array of special programming.
 The Office of Undergraduate Research and Nationally Competitive Scholarships assists undergraduate and graduate students in identifying and pursuing externally funded research and study opportunities.
 The McNair Scholars Program is a highly competitive program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare university juniors and seniors who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral education.

Position Overview
The purpose of the position is to ensure the proper and efficeint administration of the federally funded McNair Scholars Program UNT. The Director will successfully direct the program, particpants, and staff toward meeting and/or exceeding the grant objectives, as outlined by the Department of Education. The Program Director is responsible for administering the McNair Scholars Program at UNT. This is accomplished by: representing the program to the UNT faculty, administration, and McNair Advisory Board; recruiting and selecting scholars for the program; assuring scholars’ needs are met; being the contact person to the U.S. Department of Education; managing the budget and personnel; supervising, monitoring, and evaluating all components of the program through out the year; providing annual reports to the U.S. Department of Education and to the university; overseeing the writing of the U.S. Department of Education McNair Application every four years; assuring the McNair Student Database is up to date and prepared to provide reports as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five years of professional related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to serve as a PI on a grant.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: * Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience OR Earned Doctorate and 2 years experience. * Experience working with first-generation, low-income, or members of groups underrepresented in graduate education. * Experience administering and managing a federal educational opportunity program (McNair or TRIO program experience preferred). * Knowledge of reporting requirements and rules that govern federal educational opportunity programs. * Experience working in a McNair or TRIO program.

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