Scholar Coordinator/Program Advisor

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement
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.  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 that begins October 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  The Ronald E. McNair Program is a federally funded program and is contingent upon new 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 De Gray 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.


To apply, please send a letter of application, vita or complete resume, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts in pdf format to:  

Shawna McKenzie, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin October 8, 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.