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May 19, 2018

The University of South Carolina: Scholar Programs Coordinator, Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Established in 1994, the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, a unit within the South Carolina Honors College, engages USC’s top undergraduate scholarship recipients to build community and participate in high-impact activities to facilitate the development of their full potential and distinguish themselves on campus and beyond.  The office also coordinates the process for academically talented students to apply for nationally prestigious fellowships such as Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Rotary, NSF, Fulbright, Udall and Goldwater.

Job Purpose:

The Scholar Programs Coordinator is a professional position and will perform a variety of duties in support of the development and implementation of programs for Stamps Scholars, Carolina Scholars, McNair Scholars, and 1801 and Horseshoe Scholars. The coordinator will serve as a national fellowship adviser. As a staff member in a multi-function office, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of USC's academically talented students and to support the academic mission of the University.

Position Requirements:

Minimum requirements are a Masters degree in Student Services, counseling or related field, or bachelor’s degree and two years related experience. Working competency of Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on mastery of Excel. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to work courteously with diverse groups, experience in advising post-secondary students. Prior work with faculty, assessment efforts, and academically-talented students is preferred. The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member is essential.

Application Procedures:

The position will remain open until filled. Please visit (the direct link to the posting) to apply for this posting. Submit application, resume, cover letter, and list of references via the USC Employment website at  For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received no later than June 4, 2018, but the posting will remain open until filled.

June 1, 2018
May 19, 2018

The Honors College, University of South Carolina: Academic Advisor and National Fellowships Coordinator

Job Purpose:

As a staff member in the Honors College you will be part of a dynamic, driven and passionate community. From our diverse and highly regarded faculty to our top tier students, everyone here is invested in learning, in and out of the classroom, which is why we're ranked consistently as one of the top honors colleges in the country. Our faculty and staff are devoted to our students and we pride ourselves on the individual attention and mentoring students receive here. We distinguish ourselves by offering opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.

The Academic Advisor and National Fellowships Coordinator works with students in two primary ways. The incumbent will be responsible for providing academic advising to up to 160 students each semester, which involves assessing students’ curricular needs and opportunities and placing them in appropriate honors classes. Honors College Academic Advisors function as liaisons with first-year advisors and with advisors in academic units; and possess a working knowledge of college curricula, university policy, and campus resources. Using this knowledge, Academic Advisors guide students toward a rich collegiate experience that may include research, study abroad, service learning, and/or internships culminating in graduation and post-graduation success, using available technologies to ensure accurate and effective advising. As Fellowships Coordinator, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties in support of the recruitment and advisement of students considering and applying for national fellowships. This includes facilitating promotion efforts, particularly within the Honors College, conducting workshops, providing individual guidance, and assisting in program administration and development.

Position Requirements:

Master’s degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, exercise good judgment, discretion, and be able to work courteously with diverse groups. Experience in student advisement or higher education is preferred.  Must have be able to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member.

Please visit to apply.

Open until filled
May 18, 2018

The University of South Dakota: Associate Director of University Honors Program

The University of South Dakota seeks an Associate Director (AD) for the University Honors Program, one of USD’s Signature Programs. In conjunction with the Director and Honors Coordinator, the AD is responsible for promoting excellence in Honors education at USD. The primary responsibilities of this position relate to coordinating the academic functions of the program with student services, in order to ensure that Honors students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities. This includes (but is not limited to) recruiting and advising honor students, ensuring program information and activities are kept current and intellectually challenging, and raising the profile of the Honors Program on campus and throughout the region. Additionally, the AD serves as the campus coordinator for Nationally Competitive Scholarships.

Primary Duties:

Nationally Competitive Scholarships Coordinator: The AD will serve as the campus coordinator for Nationally Competitive Scholarships. In this role, the AD will develop and administer programs that publicize nationally competitive scholarship opportunities and recruit students to apply for these awards. As part of this process, the AD will advise students on program details, work with staff across campus to facilitate program success, practice advising that includes detailed knowledge of study abroad scholarships, and lead efforts to publicize nationally competitive scholarship programs to students on campus.

Academic Advising: The AD will have primary responsibility for ensuring that all Honors advising documents are updated to reflect the current catalog(s) and will work collaboratively with other campus units to ensure that Honors students, faculty, and staff are aware of the academic requirements associated with the program. The AD will also hold regular, posted office hours to provide academic advising for current and incoming Honors students. Finally, the AD will hold primary responsibility among the Honors staff for coordinating FastTrack with the Admissions and the Academic and Career Planning Center.

Recruitment: The AD will develop and implement plans to recruit exceptional high school students, as well as current USD students, into the Honors program though outreach initiatives, informative events, and/or attendance at college fairs. This person will act as a liaison with Admissions and will help coordinate communication with prospective students. Finally, the AD will help plan the orientation for entering Honors students, in conjunction with the Office of Student Services and the Honors Coordinator.

Teaching: The AD will be responsible for teaching the Honors First Year Experience class (UHON 100), as well as courses in the Honors core as needed.

Marketing and Alumni Relations: The AD will develop and implement marketing strategies that increase the visibility of the Honors Program (and its students) both on campus and regionally. The AD will work with the Honors Director and Honors Coordinator to encourage greater alumni participation with the Program and will help devise programs for communicating with alumni through the publication of the Honors Program newsletter and/or other appropriate venues.

The Associate Director will also perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
To be considered for this position, candidates must have an earned Masters degree in any discipline and at least one year of administrative or other relevant experience in a college/university setting.

Preferred Qualifications
• Familiarity with Nationally Competitive Scholarships;
• Experience working with high-achieving students across multiple disciplines in a higher education setting;

Application Process
Review of applications will begin on Friday, May 25, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Apply online at

May 25, 2018
May 15, 2018

Johns Hopkins University – Assistant Director, National Fellowships Program

We are seeking an engaged, student-focused colleague to join the NFP team. The Assistant Director works with both individual students and applicant cohorts to support the application, interview, and nomination processes for the competitive awards that belong to the NFP portfolio. JHU promotes pre-baccalaureate programs (Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Beinecke, etc.), post-baccalaureate programs (Fulbright, UK Scholarships, etc.) and graduate fellowships (NSF, Soros, Ford, etc.). The Assistant Director must engage with students across academic disciplines, navigate a strongly STEM-leaning academic environment, and show verve in working with a broader circle of faculty and administrators through various campus committees. This position is crucial to the National Fellowships Program and a key member of the broader Center for Student Success on our campus.

This position serves the needs of the undergraduate and graduate, full-time and part-time students of KSAS, WSE, and Peabody, as well as recent alums, interested in pursuing nationally competitive awards. On a case-by-case basis, this position will work to support the applications of interested students in other schools of the university as well. The Assistant Director of the NFP reports to the Associate Director of the NFP. The position begins July 1, 2018.

 Essential Job Functions:

1. Work with students:
*  Work extensively with students one-on-one and, where relevant, guide applicant cohorts to work together effectively.
*  Advise and encourage interested students to take the necessary steps to become viable applicants for fellowships and awards.
*  Advise fellowship applicants on the application process, including writing study/research proposals, personal statements, interviewing, and other aspects of the application process.
*  Write institutional letters of nomination and campus evaluations for external competitions as appropriate.
*  Conduct campus-wide outreach to recruit a diverse applicant pool reflecting the breadth of JHU students' social identities and academic interests.
2. Work with faculty:
*  Participate in faculty evaluation committees for the evaluation and/or selection of applicants for specific scholarship competitions and to conduct mock interviews for applicants who advance to an interview round off-campus.
3. Work with academic administrative offices:
*  Maintain close communication with other relevant offices (Career Center, Office of Study Abroad, Center for Social Concern, Center for Student Success, Academic Advising, Pre-Professional Advising) to recruit students and advertise scholarship opportunities.
4. Maintenance & growth of program:
*  Participate in the regular, comprehensive assessment of all recruitment and application processes.
*  Develop new strategies for the most prestigious scholarships (particularly the Fulbright, UK scholarships, and Truman) that will make JHU applicants more competitive.
*  Develop new resources for advising students working with the NFP.
*  Develop lines of communication and relationships with fellowship professionals at peer institutions.
*  Collaborate and coordinate office work flow with NFP part-time staff (Program Coordinator/GA and Writing Tutor); in particular, share supervision of Program Coordinator/GA.
*  Regularly update fellowship information on NFP website and oversee the maintenance of the program’s information online.
*  Track application and outcome information.


Required:        Master’s degree
Preferred:        PhD


Three to five years related experience required. Related experience may include experience in higher education; experience advising students about national fellowships; experience teaching at the college level; experience advising undergraduates, either academic or career.

Knowledge of a wide variety of different academic fields. Knowledge of research practices specific to different academic fields. Demonstrated ability to provide timely and prudent academic guidance to students, including productive ongoing feedback on students’ written work. Demonstrated ability to make accurate judgments regarding student interests and potential. 

Preferred: Experience working, studying or conducting research abroad. Selection as a recipient or finalist in a national fellowship or scholarship competition.

Application materials should be submitted to Ms. Eboni Jackson at .

Reviews start May 23, 2018
May 15, 2018

Purdue University: Scholar Development Advisor
HR Title: Program Advisor
West Lafayette - Honors College

Recruit and advise mainly first and second year students as well as Fulbright U.S. Student program applicants, in all fields of the university, for the prestigious scholarships and grants coordinated by the National & International Scholarships Office. Visit classes, student organizations, and academic groups to disseminate information about scholarships. Design and run information sessions, workshops, and events. Advise students on how to fully actualize their undergraduate experience and become competitive for scholarships.  Advise students on current applications. Coordinate with Honors College academic units and events to develop programming for first and second year students. This position will include evening and weekend working hours.

Qualifications Required:
      Bachelor's degree.
      One year of professional experience in student services office.
      Excellent interpersonal, planning, and time management skills.
      Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are needed for providing feedback on applications.
      Computer proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
      Ability to speak dynamically in front of and relate to multiple audiences.
      Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
      Must be able to maintain discretion, adhere to protocols, demonstrate initiative and maintain confidentiality.
      Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of people.
      Valid US or Canadian driver's license.

      Recipient of a prestigious scholarship or grant such as Boren Award, Fulbright, etc.

Please see the Purdue University official job listing:

Open until filled
May 9, 2018

Davidson College  - Assistant Director for Fellowships & Scholarships

 The primary role will be to educate students about competitive fellowships and scholarships through both individual advising and group programming.  The Assistant Director will engage students their first year to build awareness of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that exist, with deliberate efforts to reach first-generation students and students from underrepresented populations.  The Assistant Director will work with faculty members from Davidson College, especially the Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships (GFS) committee, to support the application, interview, and nomination processes for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Davidson promotes post-baccalaureate programs such as Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Watson, Gates, and Fulbright, as well as pre-baccalaureate programs such as Beinecke, Goldwater, Truman, and Udall, plus a few internal Davidson College fellowships and scholarships.

 This position functions as a key Center for Career Development (CCD) member, and participates in all Center activities including professional development, career coaching, and stakeholder management.

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Advises domestic and international students on competitive fellowships and scholarships in one-on-one, small, and large group settings.  Provides support for all phases of the fellowships and scholarship lifecycles, including identification of relevant opportunities, preparation of application materials, mock interviews, and career consultations.
* Conducts a high volume of one-on-one student advising to a high standard, through scheduled appointments and open office hours, meeting best practice protocols in a very dynamic environment, driving successful outcomes for students and recent alumni.  Serves as first point of contact for all students interested in competitive fellowships and scholarships.
* Plans, delivers or co-leads the implementation of fellowships and scholarships events (knowledge and skill-building) including information sessions and workshops. Consults and partners with external and internal stakeholders and student groups to guide in planning and delivering related programming.
* In collaboration with the Chair of the GFS committee, coordinates application processes and timelines, faculty interviewers and screening committees, and College nomination requirements for competitive and internal fellowships and scholarships.
* Maintains database of students and tracks awards; organizes, maintains, disseminates programmatic materials, handbooks, and the fellowships website.  Works with CCD marketing coordinator and College Communications to promote individual and institutional successes and develop an annual report. 
* Participates as an active member of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) to keep the College informed of best practices. 


* Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree preferred.
*Minimum of three years of undergraduate student advising experience is required, with competitive fellowship and scholarship advising highly preferred.


May 25, 2018
May 3, 2018

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Advisor for Academic Support and Fellowship Opportunities

This academic advisor position supports undergraduate students from a developmental advising approach, educates students in a flexible and creative learning environment, and is an active participant in collaborating with students, faculty and staff to promote academic success. The academic advising office reinforces the goals of WPI, in providing an “education (that) encompasses continuous striving for excellence coupled with an examination of the contexts of learning so that knowledge is won not only for its own sake but also for the sake of the human community of which the people of WPI are part”. This position is an integral member of the advising office, by helping students identify resources to support them in their academic, career, and personal goals as they interactively engage in the local and global environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

- Assesses student’s stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental goals and tasks. Assists students in developing decision making skills relevant to educational options and possible outcomes.
- Recruits and supports students applying for nationally competitive student scholarships and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Fulbright, and Churchill Scholarships and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Collaborates with campus partners to develop programming pertaining to scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
- Primary liaison in the Office of Academic Advising for promoting BS/MS opportunities and events.
- Provides supplemental academic advising support to a caseload of first year, sophomore, junior, and senior students.


A Master’s degree preferred. One to two years’ experience in academic advising and /or student development at the college level required.

Complete details and application information is available at:

Open until filled
May 1, 2018

Vanderbilt University - Associate Director of Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities - Career Center

The Career Center at Vanderbilt University is seeking to add a highly organized administrator to our dynamic team to administer and manage services related to post-baccalaureate opportunities.  Reporting to the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center, this position is part of an innovative and successful Career Center which supports the professional development of undergraduate Vanderbilt students.

The individual in this position will work closely with the Career Coaching and Employer Relations teams in the Career Center, as well as with Vanderbilt students, faculty, administrators, and representatives from other institutions and external organizations.  It is expected that the individual will develop and enhance undergraduate awareness of graduate and professional study and scholarship opportunities through advising, workshops and presentations; undertake campus outreach; create administrative procedures and advising plans; cultivate additional participation and collaboration with faculty, academic programs, and departments; and critically assess the performance of the post-baccalaureate initiative.  In addition, the Associate Director will train career coaches on post-baccalaureate study and scholarship opportunities. The Associate Director will play the lead role in organizing the overall strategy for post-baccalaureate opportunities and will supervise staff members.


- Master’s Degree and five years of relevant experience in an academic setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing a program for post-baccalaureate opportunities including scholarships.
- Candidates with a terminal advanced degree (e.g. PhD, Ed.D, JD etc.) are preferred.
- Exceptional written communication, data management, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, including meeting deadlines established by external agencies.

Complete details and application information is available at:

Open until filled
May 1, 2018

University of Chicago: Assistant Director of Scholarships and Fellowships, College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA) [Req #JR01212]

The Assistant Director will support the current CCSA leadership in overseeing all fellowship and scholarship initiatives for the College, serve as a primary advisor for first and second year students, help to promote and support students applying for opportunities including the CLS, Boren, Gilman, US-UK Fulbright summer institutes, STEM and research-based awards, and contribute significantly to advancing Fulbright initiatives. The Assistant Director will help to develop and execute outreach programs for University of Chicago students in the College around such opportunities, plan the annual cycle of information meetings, develop targeted workshops and seminars relevant to student development, and collaborate with partner offices and faculty as necessary in order to identify candidates for competitions. Additionally, the Assistant Director will assist in tracking and assessment efforts, help to build a successful communication strategy utilizing an effective web presence, social media and others forms of digital outreach.  The Assistant Director will also be expected to participate in professional development by attending national meetings and training specific to relevant scholarship and fellowship programs. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the Center for Scholarly Advancement and will be a contributing member to the Office of the Dean of Students.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2-3 years’ experience in national scholarship and fellowship advising
Preferred Qualifications:  Advanced degree, experience advising students for the Fulbright US Student Program, experience supporting STEM and research-specific awards.

The salary range for this position will be based on qualifications.

Complete application information available at:

Open until filled
April 30, 2018

University of North Florida:  Assistant Director, Fellowships

The Assistant Director for Fellowships Nationally Competitive Scholarships will serve as the chief recruiter and advisor of students and alumni who wish to apply for nationally competitive fellowships.  The assistant director works under the supervision of the Dean of the Hicks Honors College but works with applicants across the university.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Provides information sessions and workshops related to scholarship opportunities like the Fulbright, Rhodes, Boren, Truman, Mitchell, Goldwater, etc.
-Reaches out to key campus organizations, staff, and faculty to identify outstanding candidates
-Expands awareness of fellowship opportunities through online and social media, personal connections, and other mechanisms
-Makes available and keeps current a database of fellowship opportunities
-Creates and maintains database of prospective and current applicants
-Meets with prospective applicants to discuss their fit for different scholarship opportunities
-Advises applicants on scholarship applications by providing detailed feedback on personal statements and suggestions for obtaining effective letters of recommendation
-Develops strong relationships with key faculty partners on campus to ensure effective identification of applicants
-Coordinates faculty interview committees for interviews and evaluations and provides appropriate feedback for applicants
-Publicizes awardees

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree and two years’ experience in advising, strong communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:  Recipient of a fellowship and/or experience advising for fellowships, recipient of a fellowship

The salary range for this position is $50,000 to negotiable.

Complete position details and application information are available here:

May 28, 2018
April 25, 2018

North Carolina A&T State University: National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator

The National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator will serve as an Honors advisor and campus representative that recruits, guides, and assists students in applying for competitive national fellowships such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. In addition, the National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator will support the Honors Office by working with students on writing assignments, including personal and research statements for academic awards; coordinating and facilitating workshops and other Honors enrichment activities; teaching student success Honors courses; and assisting the Honors Program Director with implementing and monitoring a process for program assessment that is systematic and on-going for Honors students who are preparing for post-baccalaureate studies and future careers in their professional community.

Minimum qualification

Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field and at least one year experience mentoring students.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with high-achieving students strongly preferred; 
3-5 years of experience mentoring university students; 
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level and;
Experience working with nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities available to undergraduate and recent graduating students.

For full details and to apply, visit

May 25, 2018
April 24, 2018

Arizona State University: Program Manager, Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate College and Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, are seeking a full-time Program Manager, Graduate Fellowships. This position would be jointly administered by the Graduate College and Barrett, the Honors College. The ideal candidate would possess superior writing, professional communication, and organizational skills. This position will be primarily responsible for advising graduate students who are applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, including dissertation and post-doctoral awards; developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with relevant ASU programs, offices, and departments; and managing a comprehensive applicant identification and information dissemination strategy. 

 Essential Duties

* Advise and instruct students on the writing of grant proposals, research statements, personal statements, and other application materials.
* Develop and curate resources, including workshops and seminars, to assist current and aspiring graduate students seek opportunities for graduate-level awards, such as but not limited to NSF-GRFP, Soros Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, and Fulbright US Student Program.
* Develop and maintain institutional partnerships, including with colleges, academic departments, academic centers, and ASU offices to aid in the identification of likely applicants.
* Develop relationships with sponsors to optimize advice to graduate student applicants.
* Collect and manage data on applicants and application trends to conduct meaningful assessment of advising efforts.
* Manage special and routine communications (including social media), create promotional materials, and coordinate event calendars, including co-programming with strategic partners.
* Create and deliver information sessions and workshops, as needed.
* Work with Manager, Research Engagement in the Graduate College to identify funding opportunities for graduate students. 
* Work closely with Manager, Research Engagement in the Graduate College to fully understand university commitments on awards and to ensure tracking and processing of funded fellowships through the proper ASU systems.
* Actively liaison between the Graduate College and ONSA staff for general event planning, programming, and advising, as requested.
* Participate in both Barrett, the Honors College and Graduate College events (Convocation, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.) and assist other units as needed.

 Desired Qualifications

* Evidence of an advanced graduate or professional degree preferred
* Experience with national scholarships advising and demonstrated success with student advising
* Experience with grant or proposal writing; previous graduate fellowship recipients encouraged to apply
* Experience working with faculty in a higher education setting
* Instruction experience at the higher education level


The salary range for this position is $48,960 to $60,000, DOE.

For full details (and to apply, visit The position number is 41130BR.

April 30, 2018
April 12, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Fellowship Programs Coordinator

The Fellowship Programs Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing various activities and events, managing student services and information, and communicating with programs, students and alumni as relates to The Graduate School’s interdisciplinary fellowship programs.

The Fellowship Programs Coordinator oversees regular professional development seminars as well as special meetings and events for the Royster Society of Fellows, Weiss Urban Livability Program and other fellowship groups as appropriate. Tasks include event planning, communicating with students, staff and faculty, handling event logistics, maintaining event records and managing budget expenses, including student awards/payments, and working with Accounting and HR staff to ensure timely payments to vendors and students.

The Fellowship Programs Coordinator manages annual student assessments, including survey development and administration. The position also manages student and program data for the purposes of communication and program assessment, including survey management, listserv administration and database entry. The Fellowship Programs Coordinator is the primary contact for fellows, managing the email and preparing and disseminating weekly newsletters. The position also works with The Graduate School Communications team on website updates and assists with The Graduate School Development team with alumni engagement, as appropriate.

The Fellowship Programs Coordinator will supervise one Graduate Assistant position. It is imperative that the incumbent has strong attention to detail, as well as effective communication, event planning and time management skills. This position requires attendance at events across campus and at external locations. Based upon the timing of events, occasional nights and weekends are required.

Educational Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related office experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Qualifications and Experience:
Previous administrative assistant and event planning experience are needed for this position. The job duties require the individual to have strong communication skills, organizational skills, require attention to detail, and the ability to plan, schedule, and manage multiple events on and off campus throughout the year. It is expected that this individual will communicate via online platforms, and experience with web communications is preferred. Experience as a graduate student and/or working with graduate education is preferred.
Applications:   Applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their qualifications, along with a résumé, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Salary Range: $37,935-$48,000

Electronic applications must be submitted through the UNC HR website:

April 20, 2018
March 28, 2018
Colgate University: Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Programs

The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Programs is an administrative position within the Office of the Dean of the College who works closely with the Assistant Dean for Fellowship Advising (a staff member within the Dean of the Faculty). The nature of this collaboration helps bring faculty and staff together in implementing a shared vision for three undergraduate scholars programs, fellowship advising, and faculty involvement in the out-of-class experience. This position is also responsible for the effective advising of the students in these programs.

General responsibilities related to the Undergraduate Scholars programs include:
• providing oversight for the Sophomore Residential Scholars (SRS) program of three living learning communities. Coordinate the SRS student selection and admission processes and housing arrangements. Organize orientation programs. Work with faculty to develop rich curricular and co-curricular programs on and off campus throughout the year. Support travel-related logistics and program planning and assist faculty in overseeing other aspects of the program as needed;
• providing programming and logistical support for the Benton Scholars program. Participate in the Benton Scholars admission selection process. Assist with the recruitment of prospective Benton Scholars. Prepare students for first-year international trip. Maintain on-going communication with students related to programming and outreach initiatives within Colgate and the extended community. Support the logistics related to travel and program planning and assist the faculty director in overseeing other aspects of the program as needed;
• managing the advising and administrative responsibilities for the Alumni Memorial Scholars (AMS)_ program. Participate in the AMS admission review and selection process. Coordinate events and program initiatives that help connect AMS with faculty and administrators such as Faculty Lecture Series and Fellowship Award Symposiums. Manage two AMS fellowship application deadline processes. Direct faculty and risk management committees in their review of AMS fellowship award applications. Advise and mentor AMS in preparing fellowship award projects through individual advising and group-based presentations; and
• serving on campus committees as requested.

Administrative advising responsibilities include:
• ensuring students receive effective support while promoting the development of self-advocacy and problem-solving skills;
• articulating an advising approach that encourages students to achieve a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success;
• effective outreach to students and proactively ensuring students have access to high quality, consistent, accurate and timely advice regarding University policies and procedures;
• execution of crisis response consistent with policy and plan;
• actively advocating for student needs with other stakeholders and resource providers; and
• accurate capture and maintenance of records relating to student interactions.

Apply Here:

Open until filled
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