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McNair GSA Position

Non-McNair Scholars

Position Details:

Classification Information

Position Description Information
Classification Title: GSA
Work Title: McNair GSA

Job Summary/Essential Functions:

              Participate in ensuring the McNair Scholar Program adheres to Improving Productivity and Building Evidence of Effectiveness as defined by the Department of Education. This will be accomplished by performing the following essential functions and responsibilities/duties. Recruit and identify potential McNair Scholars and facilitate the application process following the Department of Education guidelines; assisting with the facilitation/coordinating with the McNair Scholar selection committee, identifying the annual new McNair Scholar cohort. Collaborate with TRiO SSS and participate as a member of the TRiO Day board committee.   Counsel students in all aspects of graduate school application process, instruct writing and respond to students' writing of statement of purpose, curriculum vitae and academic writing samples. Advise students in academic preparation for graduate school, including reading, writing and research strategies. Instruct small groups in vocabulary building in preparation for Graduate Record Exam. Assist director in content development of seminar syllabuses and teaching responsibilities for the seminars. Assist director in content development of program handbooks for faculty and student participants. Provide guidance and expertise to director in writing and publication of public documents and reports to grant funding source, U.S. Department of Education.
           In addition, assisting in all aspects of the plan of operation, meeting objectives and evaluation and maintaining documentation for the federally funded Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Project. These varied tasks provide the opportunity to work with highly motivated students and their faculty mentors and to interact with all levels of the university. The position offers the potential for professional affiliation with regional and national organizations that provide continuing education for members.  Moreover, maintain a positive working relationship with McNair scholars, staff, faculty mentors, and work-study students while fulfilling key office responsibilities. In addition to having a general knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook, the candidate must also have a solid understanding of the McNair mission as well as a sincere appreciation for working with underrepresented students.

% of Time

Responsibility / Duty



40 Assist students in preparing graduate school application documents, including statements of purpose, curriculum vitae and writing samples.  Yes
25 Assist students in academic preparation, including instruction of seminars in writing and research strategies. Yes
15 Assist and collaborate with director in original research and writing, leading to publication. Yes

Assist in the development of program documents, correspondence and promotional materials.

10 Assist in planning and implementing day-to-day services of the McNair Scholar Program. Yes


Requisition Form: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and letter of recommendation. Please send these items to Dr. Torres Garcia at

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