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Job Title: McNair Grant, Project Director
Location: Lubbock, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/18/2017
Expire Date: 02/18/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
McNair Grant, Project Director
PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR MCNAIR PROGRAM Texas Tech University seeks a Project Director for its recently funded Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, a Federal TRIO Program funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Education (DOE) designed to increase the number of low-income/first-generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education who pursue and earn Masters and Ph.D. degrees.

Project Director will direct and provide leadership for the university’s McNair Scholars Program. This position serves as the principal administrator overseeing the Texas Tech University’s McNair Scholars Program to ensure that all program goals, objectives, activities, events, student services, budget management, and reporting are executed in an effective and efficient manner. The Project Director is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Texas Tech’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contact: Paul Ruiz, Senior Administrator, Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (806) 834-5415. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018.
Qualifications & Requirements
Position Requirements: Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or Public Administration from an accredited college/university. Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the areas of staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation, and reporting and compliance with federal regulations; - Minimum of two years of experience with federal TRIO programs or similar support programs for underrepresented college students; - Experience coordinating and supervising Project programming; - Experience advising and assisting students with Graduate School admissions and financial aid process; and - Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants. Experience working with diverse student groups is highly desirable. TTU strongly encourages individuals to apply who have succeeded in overcoming the disadvantages and circumstances such as those of the targeted population (low-income and potential first-generation college students and underrepresented minorities).

Application Procedures:
1. Apply online at; enter via STAFF portal and search for req#ID 12590
2. Shortcut URL:
3. Required attachments: resume, cover letter and professional/personal references
4, If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at or 806.742.3851.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
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