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Director, McNair Scholars Program, TRIO (Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach)

Apply now Job no: 493797
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for all aspects of the McNair Scholars Program, including program design and implementation, strategic planning and assessment, McNair Scholar recruitment and support, staff supervision and development, budget management, grant preparation, and federal reporting requirements. This role will design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives. Additionally, it will collaborate with GVSU TRIO program staff, the GVSU Office of Undergraduate Research, and University faculty partners.  It will serve as the lead student advisor and has a strong interest in research and scholarship. Candidates with a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highly valued. This is a grant-funded position.

Responsibilities - Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives.
  • Oversee the McNair Scholar recruitment and selection process.
  • Provide supervision of professional, graduate and undergraduate staff.
  • Provide budget management for the program, including monitoring program budgets, budget planning, and expenditures.
  • Execute the plan of operations per the grant’s guidelines. Lead and consult in the application and writing process of future GVSU McNair Scholars Program grants.
  • Maintain accurate data and documentation of all program participants and complete the Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Advise prospective McNair Scholars and current McNair Scholars on research and scholarly opportunities.
  • Some travel, nights, and weekends are required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s Degree in student affairs, social work, counseling, higher education, or a similar field;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in higher education administration, academic and/or counseling capacity, program design, project management, strategic planning, and evaluation at the college level;
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to first-generation students, and/or students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education and a demonstrated ability to effectively advise and advocate for those students from the target population in a college setting;
  • Knowledge of TRIO or other higher education academic programs and support services and effective practices supporting student recruitment, retention, and development;
  • Experience in reporting and budget management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty from various disciplines;
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice in higher education.
  • Experience in financial aid counseling and academic advising;
  • Some understanding of the graduate admissions process;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse college student populations. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: TRIO McNair / Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach

Campus: Allendale

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please attach the following: a cover letter/CV, resume, a statement of your mentoring philosophy, and three (3) professional references including names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. A background check may be required. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The position may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. 

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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