The TRIO/Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) is a federally-funded U.S. Department of Education grant program serving 26 students who meet the following criteria: low-income and first-generation college or students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The program prepares students for graduate school through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program reports to the Director of McNair Scholars Program and assists in providing high-quality research and scholarly activities; individualized advising related to graduate school entrance; and assists with regular updates of Program databases. The position is full-time and is dependent on grant renewal.
Recruiting and selection of Scholars
Identify and provide personal, career and academic advising to Scholars in order to meet program objectives of undergraduate and graduate degree attainment
Responsible for programmatic and fiscal management adhering to the U.S. ED TRIO regulations and grant objectives.
Develop curriculum and teaching research methods as co-Instructor for the McNair 301:Research in the disciplines course, summer research workshops, GRE workshops, and the McNair Intensive Seminars.
Provide edits of graduate school statements and research papers.
Co-Instructor for McNair course and also teach seminars and workshops.
Accompany scholars to National McNair conferences; attend TRIO professional development workshops around the country.
Master's degree or higher and two years full-time related experience required.
Prior experience with a TRIO program.
Evidence of excellent verbal, public speaking and interpersonal skills, writing and editorial skills.
Understanding of the unique needs of TRIO-profile students.
Community building and maintaining skills.
Ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty and other departments.
Computer skills, including MS Office, Google Platform (Calendar, Drive, Docs), internet, e-mail.
Ability to teach writing.
Experience working with low-income, first-generation, and historically under-served students .
Knowledge of the academic research, presentation and publication processes.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach; work in a team environment and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze, show initiative; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to organize workflow; manage multiple projects; handle frequent interruptions.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
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Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.