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Job posting: McNair scholars program director

October 31, 2012

Beloit College seeks a McNair Scholars program director to provide leadership and services in preparing low-income, first-generation college students and underrepresented students for graduate school and doctoral programs. 

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a federally-funded TRIO program.

Qualifications include:  A master’s degree in education or related field;  three years experience working in higher education or similar field; personal and/or professional experience with graduate school preparation and undergraduate research programs; experience working with the target population; experience working with college faculty; an understanding of the graduate school admissions process; excellent communication skills; ability to function effectively as a team member; and personal and professional experience working with TRIO programs or other educational opportunity programs.

The College takes great pride in its 1,250 students who come from nearly every state and over 38 foreign countries. U.S. students of color compose 16 percent of the student body, 10 percent are foreign citizens, and out of the top 110 liberal arts colleges in the nation, Beloit is one of only three that have the McNair Scholars Program.  The city of Beloit is richly diverse and has a population of approximately 36,000. Located on the Wisconsin/Illinois border, the city also enjoys the Rock River, the site of Beloit’s manufacturing past, and now the focal point of a lush riverfront park and part of the ambitious vision for the city’s continued growth and development.

Send a letter of interest, which addresses experience working with graduate school preparation and research, resume, and list of three references to: Review of applications will begin Nov. 21, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting   

Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity, and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO Employer