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Program Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Requisition Number STA - 201000000555
Job Title Program Manager
Job Description

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Program Manager .


The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/

The McNair Program Manager is a key member of the department of College Readiness and will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the McNair Program. The McNair Program is a component of the federal TRIO Program to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The Program Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the project including planning, implementing, overseeing the budget, developing educational programs, preparing monthly and annual institutional and federal reports.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage daily operations of the McNair Program.
  • Manage the work of the McNair Administrative Coordinator, Intake Specialist, and research/STEM instructors.
  • Recruit and communicate with at least 25 students the expectations and considerations of the McNair Program.
  • Create and implement educational programs to assist students in preparation for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
  • Work closely with the Office of Student Access and Success for programs related to financial aid, academic advising, and career services.
  • Create and coordinate a tutoring program for McNair Scholars.
  • Meet with counselors, teachers and students regularly to monitor the implementation of McNair academic initiatives.
  • Recruit participants and design services to meet specific objectives and achievement levels among participants and the grant as a whole.
  • Plan and implement year-round targeted student services at the individual and group level, including providing oversight, mentoring, guidance, and review of participants’ research papers and presentations embedded in a summer Research Internship.
  • Organizing workshops, campus visits, and activities for the academic, professional and personal development of the scholars.
  • Matching scholars with research faculty mentors.
  • Tracking the McNair graduates through their doctoral degree attainments.
  • Prepare monthly and annual institutional and federal reports.
  • Maintain compliance with UNT Dallas policies and procedures as well as Federal regulations.
  • Track statistics, gather data, and write reports.
  • Manage and expand program partnerships.
  • Development of individualized service plans.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, education, student development, counseling and guidance, social work, or STEM related area and five (5) collegiate teaching and/or administrative experience including working with underrepresented students.

  • Formal training and/or work experience with federal TRIO programs, academic support programs, or similar projects or programs for diverse student populations.
  • Formal training and/or work experience conducting presentations and writing for publication.
  • Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project participants.
  • Formal training and/or work experience in federal program legislation and regulations; personnel management, budget management, and program organization is required.
  • Formal training and/or work experience in the areas of research development, post-baccalaureate academic advising, and financial aid.
  • Capability to coordinate Project development with staff and institution.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administrative organization and management of educational opportunity programs.
  • Knowledge of barriers to post-baccalaureate education faced by underrepresented students.
  • Knowledge of the educational, social, and cultural patterns and needs of disadvantaged students and methods available to meet these needs.
  • Knowledge of basic computers skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and conduct internal Project evaluations (formative and summative).
  • Ability to plan, supervise and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; ability to provide professional leadership and establish effective working relationships.
Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, education, student development, counseling and guidance, social work, or STEM related area and seven (7) collegiate teaching and/or administrative experience including working with underrepresented students.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions

Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, education, student development, counseling and guidance, social work, or STEM related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have five (5) years collegiate teaching and/or administrative experience including working with underrepresented students?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)