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ROPE Award Applications Open!

ROPE Award applications open Feb. 12, 2016 for eligible students. Important dates are below:

Feb. 8, 2016 Chase Student Meeting
Feb. 9, 2016 Parent Meeting @ 6:30 at Cool Springs
Feb. 10, 2016 RS and East Student Meetings
March 2, 2016 Applications and Service Learning Forms due by 3:00 pm 
April 29, 2016  Applicant Notification Letters Mailed 
May 14, 2016 ROPE Award Banquet

Vacancy Announcement

The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for a Postsecondary Success Specialist.  This position will be responsible for the execution of a new research project designed to increase college persistence and completion for Rutherford County Schools’ graduates. The position will have a strong focus on building support networks on college campuses, providing navigation services to project participants and developing and implementing additional interventions that support college completion.  The position will work with current Foundation programs and staff. 

The successful candidate will be someone who has the ability to be creative and innovative in the development and implementation of multiple programs as well as possessing the ability to evaluate the success of the programs.  Applicants must also have the ability and applicable experience in working with diverse professional and student populations in postsecondary environments. 

Education/Experience/Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited four-year university or college in Education or related field.
  • Experience in developing programs and data collection/evaluation.
  • Experience working with targeted student populations
  • Experience working with college access programs preferred.

 Interested candidates should request an application by emailing Completed applications should be returned to the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 635, Forest City, NC  28043. Position closes February 17, 2016.

 Potential employees will be subject to background reviews, including education, criminal, credit and driving verification.  These positions are employees of the McNair Educational Foundation and will be eligible for benefits through The McNair Group.


The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation works in a collaborative partnership with Rutherford County Schools to improve college access and success for our students.  

Other valuable partners include Isothermal Community College, North Carolina Appalachian Collaborative for Higher Education (NCACHE), and the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).  

The Foundation is also a proud member of the Athlife Army and the National College Access Network (NCAN)




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