McNair Scholar Coordinator

Scholar Coordinator/Program Advisor

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program

TRiO Federal Grant 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/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 be 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 February 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018, for a salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  The Ronald E. McNair Program is a federally-funded program and is contingent upon new federal grant funding.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  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 Lake DeGray, 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 State University and our community.

Application: To apply, email a letter of application, vitae, complete resume, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts in pdf format, to:

Mrs. Brenda Hagerich, Search Committee Chair
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018,  and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.