Office of Academic Opportunity Programs (McNair Scholars Program)
The Office of Academic Opportunity Programs provides resources and support to students who are traditionally underrepresented, including low-income, first-generation, and minority students, in post-secondary education in order to facilitate academic success. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement (McNair Scholars) Program provides experiences that prepare students for graduate education in all disciplines. The program involves students in research, mentoring, and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are from diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential.
Reporting to the Director of the Ronald McNair Program, the incumbent will assist the director with the development and implementation of services for undergraduate students who are low- income and first generation, or members of ethnic and racial groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, to equip them with tools to gain admission to, and complete doctoral study.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Assisting the programs’ leadership in the establishment of program policy;
Tracking the progress of participants;
Serving as a program representative at UMBC and externally as appropriate;
Coordinating the selection process of eligible program participants;
Facilitating participant workshops/seminars; and,
Performing other related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in teaching, counseling, education or a related field required.
Minimum of two years of experience collaborating with departments within higher education institutions to increase student diversity. The ability to work independently, and prioritize and execute multiple and continuing assignments is essential. Must be able to present a professional demeanor and handle situations with tact and diplomacy. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills.
Note: Due to the nature of the workflow and level of responsibility, this individual maintains a flexible schedule which occasionally goes beyond a 40 hour work week. Evening and weekend work involved.
Experience providing academic counseling and advice to undergraduate students;
Coordinating multi-faceted projects;
Coordinating and implementing research projects; and
Navigating the graduate school application and enrollment process strongly desired
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by August 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 492969
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.