McNair Program Adviser, TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
| Duties/Responsibilities: Direct Service Advising, Recruitment & Student Support (70%) 1. Serve as academic adviser for students in the TRiO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program using prescriptive, developmental (i.e. integrated multicultural instructional design) and academically-centered advising methods.2. Ensure advising models differentiate for individual undergraduate students at varying levels of academic preparation and personal confidence.3. Provide educational planning, counseling, advocacy, networking and brokering services for TRiO McNair program students.4. Work closely with faculty mentors and campus staff to effectively deliver equity-mindedand culturally relevant advising and support to students.5. Participate in special retention interventions for high-risk TRiO McNair students.6. Design and implement student-development activities that improve the financial and economic literacy of students and exposes students to academic programs and cultural events not usually available to McNair eligible populations.7. Assist in the development of program informational and curriculum materials used to advise and instruct students.8. Assist director in year-round program recruitment and the admission selection process, which is heaviest in fall and early spring.9. Use the UM Reports, Academic Progress Audit System, Advising notes system (APLUS), McNair Student Database, PeopleSoft System, Bluemen, the National Student Clearinghouse, and other software information systems to complete advising and alumni tracking responsibilities.10. Keep accurate, up-to-date advising notes and student information.11. Ensure that accurate, up-to-date data is collected and analyzed with respect to advising and supplemental instruction programming.12. Have direct contact with students via individual appointments; field inquiries by phone, email, and walk-in meetings; as well as in the classroom in collaboration w/ faculty and university partners.Program Operation and Support (25%)1. Work in partnership with faculty and campus staff to effectively deliver instructional and support services to students during the summer program.2. Assist the director in selecting students for leadership opportunities and conferences to include driving and chaperoning students on evening and weekend events.3. Design and implement student-development activities, including serving as liaison to programs or initiatives such as (STEM, undergraduate research opportunities, graduate school panels, McNair student groups).4. Assist with quality control of advising, alumni tracking and service through student-file checks and student evaluation of services.5. Engage in scholarly or creative activities in the area of advising, academic progress, curricular materials development, evaluative studies, and service delivery.6. Network with other TRiO programs around the country to recruit participants, share best practices, and develop professional contacts for potential University of Minnesota McNair student placements.7. Advocate for underrepresented students in higher education.8. Provide supervision to temporary and part-time student staff that is responsive to and supportive of the diversity of staff by recognizing the range of backgrounds and cultures represented as well as individual strengths and interests, working, communicating and learning styles.9. Provide and maintain consistency with grant guidelines and parameters.Miscellaneous Duties (5%)1. Serve on College or all-University committees at the director's request.2. Participate in selected professional development and professional activities in the Student Services unit, the college, the University, and/or broader community committees and projects, with particular emphasis on equity and diversity initiatives. 3. Other duties as assigned. |
Required/Preferred Qualifications: ***Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.***Required Qualifications:1. Master's degree in psychology, social work, personal counseling, educational psychology, social work, personal counseling, educational psychology, or related field. 2. Minimum one year of progressively responsible experience in student counseling/advising or a closely related field.3. Demonstrated strong communication skills: written, oral and through use of technology via social media and internet.4. Experience in equal educational opportunity programs advising, advocating and teaching diverse students: low income, first generation and those underrepresented in graduate school.5. Demonstrated ability to work in education setting with a large and diverse student, staff, and faculty population.Preferred Qualifications:1. Two to five years of experience providing multidisciplinary-college level academic advising.2. Career development and exploration training or experience.3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse educational development team of undergraduate and graduate students and professional staff.4. Experience working in a multidisciplinary program from STEM to Humanities: Develop and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, Department Chairs, Directors of Graduate Study, University of Minnesota administrators and community partners.6. Experience reviewing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and related financial documents to meet requirements of McNair grant.7. Experience that includes program evaluation, data collection, and report writing. 8. Experience with advising and teaching in TRiO programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, McNair Scholars).9. College or secondary teaching experience, including supplemental instruction, tutorial programing (subject specific and/or GRE/writing).10. Experience working with academic accommodations for students with disabilities.11. Experience with program management at a large research university in areas such as engaging faculty with undergraduates, recruiting diverse students, securing resources and support and program marketing through electronic media and publications.12. Consideration of personal experiences of overcoming barriers similar to those of TRiO McNair eligible students.
Internal Number: 238_117432
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