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Assistant Director, TRIO Programs

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Information: DescriptionThe--Ronald E. McNair Assistant Director--oversees the preparation of--twenty-eight low-income, first-generation or student populations who are underrepresented in doctoral studies for entrance into a graduate program that results in a doctoral degree.--The McNair Program is designed for UND students who have completed their sophomore year in college and who have not previously received a B.A./B.S. degree.--Services provided by McNair include: the opportunity to earn stipends by performing academic year and/or summer research, faculty mentoring relationships, tutoring, housing allowance, GRE preparation, academic and personal advising, and travel to professional conferences, cultural events, and graduate institutions, as well as other supportive services.--The position is responsible to--track McNair scholars for ten years to document completion of doctoral studies.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruit and admit eligible McNair participants to the program
  • Responsible for providing leadership in the development and maintenance of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program services and project activities as they relate to low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students by encouraging, preparing, and supporting their matriculation into a graduate program of their choice.--
  • Manage day-to-day grant operations in conjunction with TRIO Director
  • Prepare and manage annual budgets
  • Work as a liaison between TRIO Project Director, project participants, faculty mentors, and the Ronald E. McNair Acceptance Committee.--
  • Supervise and direct project Program Coordinator on a daily basis; tutors and instructors as they are hired and on a biweekly basis.--
  • Develop, maintain, and report grant implementation and federal regulations both to the U.S. Department of Education and the University of North Dakota.Required Competencies
    • Demonstrated communication and networking skills
    • Problem Solving & Decision Making
    • Leadership ability
    • Organizational and logistical skills
    • Successful grant writing abilitiesMinimum Requirements
      • Master's degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work, English, Management, or related field
      • Three years' experience working with low-income, first-generation and underrepresented college students (preferable with a TRIO grant)
      • Experience in higher education system
      • Successful completion of criminal history records check.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity--and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.Preferred Qualifications
        • Ph.D. in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work, English, Management, or related field.-- Experience in STEM academic departments as well as other College of Arts & Science departments.Experience with organizing committees and networking with university departments.Experience in working with university faculty.Experience in administration of grants, budget, personnel procedures and evaluation.Experience in grant writing, TRIO legislation/regulations and supervisory/administrative experience.Similar background as targeted population.
        • Experience with U.S. Department of Education guidelines, functions, and budgetsMinimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$50,000/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, ExemptWork Schedule/Start DateNormal work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pmBenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.To ApplyFor full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.Additional InformationTo find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out--.All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.Veteran's PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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