The Office of Academic Opportunity Programs houses the Federal TRIO Programs (McNair, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science and Talent Search), LSAMP and is developing initiatives for First Generation students at UMBC.
The Project Coordinator is a joint appointment between the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation and the Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The position advises students who are McNair Scholars through their enrollment into graduate study, inclusive of assisting with research mentor selection. Additionally, the position also analyzes data related to and guidance for UMBC STEM majors in access to resources to assist them with the completion of their bachelor's degrees.
The primary function is assisting in the development and implementation of services for undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds to foster an interest in graduate education. Additional functions 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 for eligible program participants; facilitating participant workshops/seminars; and performing other related duties as assigned. This position is a dual appointment, responsible to the Assistant Director of the Ronald McNair Program, and the Co-Director of the USM LSAMP Program.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Masters degree and at least two years of experience collaborating with departments within higher education institutions to increase student diversity; 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.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills. The ability to work independently, prioritize, execute multiple and continuing assignments and attention to detail are important. The ideal candidate will present a professional demeanor and handle situations with tact and diplomacy.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by October 22, 2017 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
NOTE: This position is grant funded, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
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.
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.
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, engineeri...ng, 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.