McNair Scholars Program Coordinator

The University of California-Santa Barbara McNair Scholars Program is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with developing, implementing, and coordinating a two-year pre-graduate preparation and undergraduate research program, in accordance with the goals of the program and federal grant.

 These activities include assisting with programs, seminars, and presentations for first generation college-bound, low income, and/or ethnically underrepresented undergraduates pursing doctoral degrees. Coordinating and/or providing advising, mentorship, and organizational assistance to undergraduates preparing to apply to graduate school. Working with program staff, faculty, and graduate students to assist in development of programs that offer assistance with undergraduate research, graduate school application process, and academic preparation.
Specific duties include but are not limited to: 1) Coordinate development of effective strategies, models and activities to foster student exposure to an academic-preparatory, research driven, and graduate school focused atmosphere; 2) Coordinate graduate school, career, and research exploration materials and activities; 3) Track academic performance of students for program eligibility and graduate school admissions; 4) Support in recruitment and enrollment of first generation college-bound, low income, and/or ethnically underrepresented students in the McNair Scholars Program; 5) Assist in providing academic advising services for participants; and 6) Maintain meticulous program records, student tracking, and financial records to meet federal, state, institutional, and/or private donor guidelines.  
Minimum Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s degree desired. 
-Experience working with target population (first generation college-bound students, low-income students, and/or students who have historically been underrepresented in graduate education).