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March 12, 2018

University of Arizona: Assistant Director, Nationally Competitive Scholarships

The Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Scholarships will manage the day-to-day efforts of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Provides information sessions and workshops related to scholarship opportunities like the Fulbright, Rhodes, Truman, and Goldwater
-Reaches out to key student organizations, staff, and faculty to identify outstanding students who might have both the leadership ability and intellectual foundation to compete for awards
-Expands visibility of the ONCS on the UA campus using promotional methods developed in consultation with Student Affairs Marketing
-Creates and maintains database of prospective and current applicants
-Meets with prospective applicants in individual sessions to discuss their fit for different scholarship opportunities
-Advises applicants on scholarship applications by providing detailed feedback on personal statements and suggestions for obtaining excellent letters of recommendation
-Administers the application process for a number of scholarship opportunities, primarily using online application systems
-Manages the ONCS Faculty Advisory Board, assigning tasks and inviting new members as needed
-Develops strong relationships with key faculty partners on campus to ensure most robust identification of prospective applicants as well as support for ONCS efforts
-Coordinates faculty interview committees for interviews and evaluations and consolidates notes from these sessions into feedback for applicants
-Updates content on the ONCS website, including scholarship deadlines, informational material, and NCS winners
-Publicizes NCS winners in collaboration with campus media
-Maintains a database of NCS winners and their successful applications

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:  Doctoral degree, Knowledge of higher education organizational practices, Skill in organizing programs and workshops

Complete position details and application information are available here:

Job Title: Assistant Director, Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Posting Number: A22439
March 20, 2018
March 12, 2018

North Carolina State University: Graduate Fellowship Specialist

The purpose of the Graduate Fellowship Specialist position is to increase the number of graduate students at NC State University who apply for and are subsequently awarded externally funded fellowships. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Promoting external fellowships to current and prospective graduate students;
-Helping students navigate the diverse sources of information about fellowships, and identify
the most promising opportunities;
-Matching students with specific fellowship opportunities and individuals (e.g., current fellows
or faculty) who can help in the application process;
-Informing students about the experiences and credentials that are viewed favorably by
specific fellowship sources (e.g., through individual meetings, departmental and university-
level workshops);
-Reviewing and critiquing graduate student fellowship applications to help ensure their
competitiveness; and -Building a network of externally funded graduate fellows at NC State.

The person in this position will work closely with the Graduate School staff, the Fellowship Advising Office, and academic units across the University. The successful candidate will be familiar with graduate education and have extensive fellowship/grant-writing experience. In addition, the individual must be knowledgeable about sources of funding for graduate education, how to use online tools to find such opportunities, and have a strong record of mentoring students through the fellowship application process. The successful candidate must have a rapport with students, be adaptable to their priorities and abilities, and possess excellent networking skills.

Minimum Education/Experience:

-Doctorate or master’s degree with extensive fellowship/grant-writing experience
-Demonstrated ability to garner external funding

Complete position details and application information are available here:

March 19, 2018
March 7, 2018

Colgate University: Assistant Dean of Fellowship Advising

The Assistant Dean of Fellowships Advising provides leadership and administration of Colgate University's Office of National Fellowships, manages all operations in the Office, works closely with faculty and staff across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students applying for major fellowships, and advises and guides deliberations during faculty nomination committees. Ensures effective and timely administration and tracking of all nominations and applications for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants. Responsible for fostering student growth within the context of the grant, fellowship and scholarship process. Responsible for integrative and holistic advising of students and alumni in all stages of exploration, application, interview and selection of grants, scholarships and fellowships. Responsible for cultivating relationships and managing communication with faculty and administrators to solicit candidates, advise students, and advise on the writing of appropriate recommendation letters in fellowship contexts. Responsible for researching and promoting new and/or additional fellowship opportunities. Responsible for raising awareness of fellowship opportunities and aspirational student stories among all relevant constituencies. Responsible for expanding outreach, promotion and access so that students may become aware of fellowship opportunities. Responsible for creating and maintaining productive and effective relationships with sponsoring entities.

Minimum Qualifications:
- A minimum of 3 years of related experience is required.
- Very strong editing, verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work independently and collaboratively.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university setting.
- Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five – ten years of related experience is preferred.

Educational Requirements:
A Master's Degree is required.
A Ph.D. is preferred.

Complete position details and application information are available here:

March 5, 2018

Pomona College: Assistant Director, Fellowships & Career Advising

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Assistant Director, Fellowships and Career Advising works closely with faculty members of Pomona College and serves as the fellowship advisor and on fellowship committees to co-mentor and provide initial advisement for students seeking guidance on appropriate fellowships and application processes.  The Assistant Director coordinates faculty interviewers and screening committees, provides career advising, and conducts outreach to the sophomore class.  This position oversees support programs that encourage, guide and assist students in applying for competitive national fellowships.  The Assistant Director designs and produces informational materials, manages the Fellowship’s website, develops relationships with national fellowship offices and with fellowship professionals at peer institutions.  This position coordinates the January Sophomore Disorientation Program, a flagship program at the College, by working closely with other departments, including, but not limited to: Study Abroad, Academic Advisement, SURP, and the Draper Center.  This position reports to the Associate Dean and Director, Career Development Office.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, business administration, a liberal arts field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree in an academic discipline is preferred. A minimum of 3 years of experience with increasing responsibility in undergraduate advising (fellowships, academic,
or career development) is required.  In-depth experience of the liberal arts college educational environment and experiences with extensive knowledge of the variety of different academic majors and requirements is preferred.  Some undergraduate teaching or fellowships advising experience or sufficient practical experience in order to provide comparable understanding of the demands of national fellowship competitions is preferred.

Complete position details and application information are available here:

March 29, 2018
February 16, 2018

Washington University: International Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor

This is a hybrid position with two primary components: study abroad advising and program management and scholarship/fellowship advising. The current portfolio of international scholarships and fellowships the position supports includes but is not limited to Gilman, Boren, Freeman-Asia, CLS, Schwarzman, Yenching Academy, DAAD, Fulbright US Student Program and some internal awards for undergraduate study abroad and research. The position is based in a study abroad office, but involves significant collaboration with other campus units to support and promote scholarships and fellowships.

POSITION SUMMARY: Develop and implement policies and procedures for on-campus scholarship and fellowship application processes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, determining applicant eligibility criteria; formulating and implementing review processes for both new and established awards; establishing and communicating policies governing both applicants and review committees comprised of WU faculty and staff; convening and communicating with faculty review committees; and setting application deadlines and review timelines. Responsibly administer scholarships funded by Washington University through donations or other sources of funding. This includes coordinating application review, participating in selection of applicants, determining award levels, monitoring account balances, communicating with Accounting staff, and overseeing appropriate disbursement of funds. If required by the award, assure that follow-on information is provided to Alumni and Development to share with donors.

 Complete position details and application information are available here: Search for Job Opening ID: 39313.

Open until filled
February 14, 2018

The University of Notre Dame is seeking a second National Fellowships Program Coordinator for the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). This is an entry-level fellowships advising position that will report to the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE. Primary responsibilities will be collaborating with the Director and other Coordinator on the following: (1) administering a portfolio of national fellowships including the Schwarzman Scholars Program, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, the Yenching Academy, the Luce Scholars Program, the Goldwater Scholarship, and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; (2) outreach and advising focused on junior and senior undergraduates.

We prefer candidates to have a graduate degree in hand and undergraduate advising experience. That said, we will accept applications from recent bachelor's graduates, and we are willing to train those who have demonstrated the qualities of an advisor, even if they do not have formal advising experience.

The full job posting, along with application instructions, can be found at Please direct any questions to Jeffrey Thibert, the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE, at

February 20, 2018
February 6, 2018

Binghamton University - Research and Scholarship Advisor

 The Research and Scholarship Advisor will advise undergraduate students and provide programmatic support to the Undergraduate Research Center and Office and External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards. The Advisor will work closely with the Director to maintain office programs, enhance the office's advising capacity and develop new student research opportunities.

Duties include:
Recruit and assist undergraduates and graduate students in identifying and applying to external funding opportunities
Recruit and assist undergraduate students to find and apply for internal and external research opportunities
Serve as campus representative and advisor for national awards, and assist with others, including Fulbright, Goldwater, and Critical Languages Scholarship
Co-coordinate the annual Summer Scholars and Artist Program with Director
Master's or other advanced degree
Commitment to advising students in ways that will enhance their learning and development
Ability to work with students on writing assignments, including personal and research statements for academic awards
Preferred qualifications:
Research experience
Quantitative literacy
Minimum of two years of experience in higher education
Academic advising, writing support or teaching at the undergraduate level
Complete position details and application information are available here:;jessionid=E6EDCFE1E2C38E826DIFE3D3DC00C839?JOBID=93562 
Open until filled
February 1, 2018

Program Manager for Fellowships, Wellesley College

The Program Manager for Fellowships will provide logistical coordination and student support for many aspects of the expanding fellowships program of Wellesley College. Reporting to the Program Director for Fellowships, this position plays a key role in administering many of the crucial day-to-day activities of both Wellesley-funded fellowships and campus competitions for national and international awards, including supporting students and alumnae as they consider, apply for, participate in, and grow from various fellowship experiences. In coordination with the Program Director for Fellowships, this position will manage program administrative procedures for Wellesley College and external opportunities and related program events, including information sessions, presentations, workshops, and program activities. In addition, this individual will take responsibility for advising and management of designated competitions appropriate to the Manager’s background and experience.

Complete position details and application information are available here:

Open until filled
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Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research, The College, University of Chicago

The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research is a new position within the College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA) and represents a strategic expansion of the unit created in 015 to support undergraduates applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and postgraduate opportunities. In recognition of the synergy between the early, comprehensive support of undergraduate research activities and College student success after graduation, this new position will provide critical advising support and strategic leadership for undergraduate research activities across campus but with a particular focus on the Social Sciences and Humanities. In partnership with the Director of CCSA, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research will be responsible for developing, managing, and promoting programs and initiatives to support and expand all aspects of undergraduate research and creative scholarship across campus. The Assistant Director will actively participate in the broader activities of CCSA, be a campus leader in promoting and enhancing research and scholarship, collaborate with faculty and College leadership, and other key campus partners on new opportunities, including grant funding, and provide comprehensive advising to College students interested in pursuing undergraduate research across disciplines.

 Complete position details and application information are available here [Req # JR00370]:

Open until filled
January 25, 2018


IIE seeks a Fulbright Student Application and Selection Manager with experience outlining best practices for student and participant application processes, managing database systems, managing and refining a nationally competitive selection process, including the management of recruiting over several hundred selection panelists annually and maintaining quality control of applicant communications. As this position has several direct reports, strong people-management skills are also required. This position can be based in New York or Washington, DC.

For complete information go to the link:

Open until filled
January 24, 2018

American Association for the Advancement of Science

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for an Associate Program Director, S&T Policy Fellowships (STPF) in our Washington, DC office. This individual will oversee the day-to-day and annual operations of the STPF program and help drive and implement programmatic strategic development. STPF provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages. The Associate Program Director will have the opportunity to use his or her insight and ability to create and implement real advances in a highly visible and important program.

For complete information go to the link:

February 28, 2018
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The Posse Foundation: Graduate and Fellowship Program Associate

The Graduate and Fellowship Program Associate works with the national leadership team to advance one of Posse’s primary goals – to help Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to leaders in the workforce. Reporting to the National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs, the Graduate and Fellowship Program Associate supports programming aimed at providing critical graduate school and fellowship opportunities to Posse Scholars and alumni. The Graduate and Fellowship Program Associate focuses on three key responsibilities: 1) help coordinate and facilitate workshops, webinars, and signature programs and events such as the Ubben Posse Fellows Program, the Graduate School and Fellowships Coaching program, and the National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference; 2) collect and manage graduate school and fellowships data related to the Scholar and alumni community; and 3) serve as a key liaison and resource for Posse Scholars and alumni seeking support in pursuing graduate school and fellowship opportunities. Other responsibilities include working closely with the national office and career departments in each Posse city to support summer and winter career programming as well as liaising with target fellowship programs, fellowship offices on university partner campuses, and graduate school affiliate representatives. The Graduate and Fellowship Program Associate must be highly motivated, results driven, creative, organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic.  


·                     Bachelors degree required
·                     At least 3 years of work or relevant experience required
·                     Experience with competitive fellowship applications strongly preferred
·                     Experience with graduate school admissions a plus
·                     Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and value


For further details and to apply for this position go to the following URL:

January 16, 2018
December 18, 2017

Scholarships Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Scholarships Coordinator. The coordinator will work as part of a team within the National and International Scholarships Program (NIS). This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist students and recent alumni from all colleges in learning about and potentially applying for nationally competitive awards (such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Goldwater).
Advertise and conduct workshops for promising candidates.
Provide individual mentorship to applicants, assist committees in evaluating applications, coordinate final application materials, and publicize results.
Primarily responsibilities for the advertising/recruitment segment of the scholarships portfolio, to include building and maintaining multiple cross-campus relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor required.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with little supervision.
Experience collaborating effectively with students and faculty.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Discretion, organizational skills and attention to detail are essential as is the ability to work under deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD preferred.
Experience working with students.
Experience working with foundations or agencies that award scholarships.
Experience working with key issues related to teaching, mentoring and advising, motivated, high-achieving young scholars, especially those from diverse backgrounds.
Previous international and research experience.

For further details and to apply for this position go to:

February 1, 2018
December 9, 2017

Assistant Director, Honors Program, University of Nevada, Reno

The Assistant Director, Honors Program, assists the Director in the operation and management of the Honors Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Responsibilities include teaching Honors first year seminars and other courses as needed; engaging students in service learning and community activities; managing the service-based Honors Bonner Leader Program; recruiting students to the Honors Program and assisting in the admissions process; promoting national fellowships and scholarships and coaching prospective candidates in the application process; contributing to advisement and retention processes; coordinating special activities and events; and overseeing the Honors Ambassadors.  The individual must have an interest in and a commitment to Honors education. The position reports to the Director, Honors Program.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and two years or a Master’s Degree and three years of related work experience directly working with high achieving students at the university level, and includes teaching at the university level, involvement Honors education and familiarity with national fellowship and scholarship programs.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. Preferred.  One year of related work experience directly working with high achieving students at the university level, teaching experience at the University level, Honors experience, and familiarity with nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.

Contact Information: Tamara Valentine-

For further details and to apply for this position go to:


Open until filled
December 6, 2017

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the University of Notre Dame is hiring an Assistant Director of National Fellowships. We are seeking someone to oversee the University of Notre Dame's efforts related to national fellowships. This individual would be responsible for directly supervising our National Fellowships Program Coordinator, while coordinating the work of the other three people in our Center who have fellowships advising portfolios and maintaining an advising portfolio of their own. This position would be ideal for someone who has initial experience working in fellowships advising at a coordinator level and is looking to advance in the field. The University of Notre Dame would like to produce more consistent positive results across a wider range of fellowships, and the Assistant Director would be instrumental in developing and implementing strategies for doing so in partnership with the Enrollment Division, the Office of Merit Scholar Programs, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, and other units.

The job posting can be found at https://jobs.nd.edu_postings/10274

Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE, at or 574-631-0372 with questions about the position.

January 16, 2018
December 5, 2017

The University of California, Irvine, in beautiful Orange County, CA is seeking a Director for the Scholarship Opportunities Program and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Chapter within the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Under general direction of the Associate Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education, this position directs and manages the Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP), a program that advises competitive UC Irvine undergraduate candidates in applying for prestigious merit scholarships (i.e. Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes, etc.). Responsibilities include program development, planning, management and analysis of program effectiveness. Establishes program mission and long-term vision and develops strategies for achieving objectives while overseeing daily operations. Coordinates the outreach and management of all campus-level application evaluation and endorsement selection processes, which are approved by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education for national and international scholarships that are funded by outside agencies. This position writes campus nomination letters and acts as the institutional representative to the agencies sponsoring awards, serves as a public relations/liaison to promote functions across campus, working with all levels of faculty and administrators on campus. In addition to overseeing daily operations in SOP, the Director also develops strategies to increase UC Irvine visibility and readiness to access national awards. SOP also holds the UCI Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Chapter, which this position also oversees the nomination process and annual initiation ceremony. 

For more details and to apply enter job number 2017-0846 at:

Open until filled