Assistant Director, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program/TRIO Programs

BGSU Office of Human Resources   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 20, 2021

Position Summary

The TRIO| Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program is a federally funded program designed to prepare talented students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The purpose of the McNair Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level.  The Assistant Director will coordinate the recruitment, application and selection process of the McNair Scholars program which also includes identifying faculty mentors.  This position is responsible for monitoring all activities and collaborative efforts in accordance with the established goals and objectives of the program.


Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Coordinate and implement student recruitment, application and selection process of student participants
  • Coordinate the recruitment of faculty to serve as research mentors for participation in program
  • Coordinate staff trainings on regulations, OMB Circulars, EDGAR, and University policies and procedures
  • Monitor student stipend budget
  • Monitor and maintain program records
  • Act as a liaison with other colleges and graduate program faculty
  • Chair the McNair Advisory Committee
  • Prepare all program reports as appropriate
  • Assist with the preparation of data, Annual Performance Reports, and summaries for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and fulfill committee assignments as approved by the director
  • Assist with assessment TRIO Programs Assessment efforts for McNair Scholars
  • Assist with retention and persistence efforts of McNair participants


  • Supervise part-time faculty research mentors (25), undergraduate tutors (4) and two graduate students, one Masters’ student (academic year only) and one doctoral graduate student (summer only)


  • Monitor activities and collaborative efforts in accordance with program goals and objectives
  • Develop, plan and conduct various workshops for research, graduate school etc.
  • Assess and evaluate program
  • Coordinate academic year research activities
  • Coordinate 8-week Summer Research Institute
  • Plan graduate college visits and research conference activities

Advising and Retention:

  • Advise and monitor the progress of McNair students
  • Assist with the development of student Individual Action Plans (IAP) for doctoral study
  • Assist with retention and persistence efforts of McNair participants
  • Assist scholars with graduate school application process

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Knowledge of the graduate school admission and application process
  • Knowledge of research design, coordination, presentation, and publications
  • Demonstrated Ability to work from a place of cultural competence to support an inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, practices and activities of TRIO or similar programs
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in servicing and supporting students with low-income, first-generation and students from underrepresented populations in graduate education
  • Knowledge of program design, delivery, assessment and evaluation
  • Knowledge of university student information systems such as CSS or similar databases
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of organizational and personnel management
  • Ability to work with and supervise faculty mentors and staff
  • Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for students and assists in achieving the university's core values


Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion into your current or a previous position?


Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in education, higher education administration, counseling, or a related area required.  Doctorate Preferred.    Successful candidate must have conferred degree at the time of application.

The following experience is required:

  • 1-year experience with TRIO Programs (i.e. Upward Bound, Talent Search, Ron E. McNair Foundation, Student Support Services, etc.) or other related programs
  • 2 to 3 years advising or teaching experience in higher education   
  • 2 years of supervisory experience 



Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience


Deadline to apply:       August 3, 2021


To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


BGSU Office of Human Resources

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