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This web page is to provide resources to McNair Graduates at EWU as well as those scholars attending other universities around the nation.

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    Welcome Graduate Scholars! below you will find several resources to continue funding your academic career.

    1). McNair Graduate Assistantship For McNair Scholar who are current EWU Graduate Students.

    2). Graduate Assistantship at the McNair Office for current EWU Graduate Students.

    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

    EssentialFunction

    Indicator

    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
    10

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

    Yes
    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 cgarcia1@ewu.edu
     

     3). STEM Graduate Assistantship at the McNair Office for current EWU Graduate Students.

    Classification Information

    STEM McNair Scholars Program
    Title: Graduate Assistant for STEM McNair Scholars Program
    Length: Academic Year
    Pay: Quarterly Tuition Waiver and Stipend
    Time: 20 hours/week

    Job Description:

    The TRiO McNair Program at Eastern Washington University is currently accepting applications for an experienced leader and student-centered assistant to fill a multifaceted role as a McNair Graduate Assistant.

    The nationwide TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is funded by Congress through the Department of Education to prepare undergraduates who are first-generation and low-income, and/or from underrepresented backgrounds for success at the doctoral level.  The McNair Scholar Program at Eastern Washington University was first funded in 1995.  Eastern's McNair program supports successful graduate studies by providing opportunities for undergraduates to define their goals, to engage in research, and to develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level. More information may be found at: http://www.ewu.edu/academics/trio-mcnair-scholar-program.xml

    Responsibilities include:

    Recruiting:

    Program:

    Monitoring Academic Progress and Evaluation

    % of Time

    Responsibility / Duty

    Essential Function Indicator

    55

    Recruit STEM student in to McNair Programs, assist students in preparing for NSF, STEM scholarships, graduate school application documents, including statements of purpose, curriculum vitae and writing samples.

    Yes

    30

    Assist students in academic preparation, including instruction of seminars in writing and research strategies, tutoring, and teaching experience.

     Yes

    10

    Maintain the McNair Database and assist with documents for website and newsletter as means of communication and resource for students.

    Yes

    5

    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 cgarcia1@ewu.edu

    4). Scholarships

     

     

                                                                            

    Contact Information

    Eastern Washington University
    526 5th Street
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6200 (campus operator)

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