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The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid is hiring a part-time Summer Program Support Specialist. This person will be working on Starting Strong which is focused on supporting low-income, Black male incoming UNC students.


Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first public university to offer low-income students a debt free education. The initiative, named the Carolina Covenant, has been going strong for 15 years. In 2019 the ECMC Foundation, through a partnership with the University Innovation Alliance, awarded the Covenant a grant to provide summer support to incoming Black male students to facilitate their adjustment to the UNC at Chapel Hill environment, their academic success, and sense of belonging.

This position is a fixed-term, summer position that will work with the grant principle investigator to craft the summer curriculum and then also facilitate it. We are looking for someone with a knowledge of Black male retention strategies particularly at a selective, historically white university.

The selected candidate will help create the program curriculum for the summer 2019 program; Serve as a primary instructor during UNC at Chapel Hill Summer Session II of the program curriculum 1-2 days per week; Accompany students and staff to Morehouse College for a weekend trip June 28 – 30; Assist in the facilitation of program assessment for the 2019 summer program; Perform other duties as assigned based on program needs, skills, and personal interests.


Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills:
• Knowledge and understanding of asset frameworks for working with Black male students
• Experience creating curriculum either for the classroom or for student engagement activities
• Knowledge of challenges, issues, or barriers facing first-year students, especially student populations such as historically underrepresented, low-income, and transfer students
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Knowledge of intervention services designed to achieve student success

• Previous experience with working with first-year students
• Preference given to graduate students who have completed one year of their degree programs
• Interest in Black male achievement
• Graduate students and Instructors/Professors looking for a summer opportunity are encouraged to apply


Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Proposed start date: 06/03/2019

Estimated duration of appointment: 3 months or less


Hiring Range

Part-Time Temporary

$25.00 per hour


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