McNair Scholar Coordinator/Program Advisor, a TRiO Program


Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
TRiO Federal Grant Program

Position:  Scholar Coordinator/Program Advisor, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement TRiO Program

Job Description:  The Scholar Coordinator/Program Advisor will work with low-income, first-generation college students and will work with the McNair Assistant Director to prepare eligible McNair participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The Coordinator is responsible for the daily academic and social activities of the McNair program. Overall responsibilities include the coordination of identification, recruitment, enrollment, assessment, retention, graduation, tracking, and follow-up of McNair participants. The Scholar Coordinator will have general supervision of research and scholarly activities for enrolled McNair participants.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a Master’s degree (preferably in counseling, social work, education, or related areas) or in the process of working towards a doctoral degree. The coordinator must have at least three years’ experience working with disadvantaged students. The coordinator must be open to and have the ability to work with faculty and students, facilitating group workshop training in academic advising, financial aid, and academic counseling.

Salary:  Contract is for a federal grant position and the salary dependent on qualifications and experience. The Ronald E. McNair Program is a federally-funded program and is contingent upon new federal grant funding.

The University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, AR, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic DeGray Lake, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  Applications should be directed, and emailed in pdf format, to:

Mrs. Lou May, Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street, Box 7574
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Items to be submitted for application should include: Letter of interest, current resume, three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Finalist will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017. Start date negotiable.