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April 17, 2017

“From the Top” is hiring a Scholarship and Recruitment Manager, and many of the required skills/areas of expertise for this position overlap with our work at the collegiate level. 

Description of organization:

From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, we empower these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.  Based in Boston, MA.

Summary of position:

The Scholarship & Recruitment Manager leads From the Top’s national recruitment efforts and manages the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award program, one of the most prominent pre-collegiate scholarship programs in the country. This manager works hand in hand with the Content and Production Department, reporting to the Music Producer and managing a two-person team including the Scholarship Assistant and the Recruitment & Alumni Relations Assistant.

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April 6, 2017

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence seeks an Assistant Director to assist in the coordination of and advisement for national scholarships and fellowships at the University of Virginia. The successful candidate will jointly manage the Fulbright process, eventually becoming the Fulbright Program Advisor for the University. In addition, s/he will develop interests and expertise in managing other awards, as determined with the Associate Director. S/he will collaborate with the Associate Director in strategic planning for the office and participate in the development and execution of the regular outreach series, website updates, and other information and publicity. S/he will participate in the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA). S/he will perform other responsibilities as assigned.

For priority consideration, please submit your materials by April 19, 2017. Position open until filled.

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April 1, 2017

Rollins College, is currently seeking an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director (AD) for Scholarships and Health Professions (SHP) is responsible for supporting the Director of SHP. The AD is responsible for working in a deeply collaborative and synergistic environment to create, implement and assist undergraduate students and alumni in applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants, as well as develop strategies for advising pre-health students, and promote opportunities and increase participation.

You can find the official job listing here:

We will start screening the applications on April 25; we hope to conduct interviews in early May with a flexible summer start date.  

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March 27, 2017

Loyola University Maryland is excited to announce the position of Director of Student Research and Fellowships. Loyola is a Jesuit Catholic Liberal Arts University that enrolls two thousand graduate students and four thousand undergraduates, and is seeking a Director to promote student research and fellowships, across disciplines, with particular focus on building capacity. The Director will identify, engage, and support University students and alumni in applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants, as well as develop students' research potential and increased participation in research opportunities.

For more information and to apply for this position see

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March 24, 2017

The University of Notre Dame is seeking a National Fellowships Program Coordinator for the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). This is an entry-level fellowships advising position; the Program Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of CUSE. Primary responsibilities will be aiding the Associate Director with: (1) the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for undergraduates and undergraduate alumni, (2) outreach and advising among first-year students and sophomores, and (3) communications and marketing related to fellowships.

The position would be ideal for returned Fulbrighters or recent Bachelor's or Master's graduates with experience relevant to fellowships advising. Feel free to forward widely.

Applications are due Monday, April 3, with an anticipated start date of May 15. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, Associate Director of CUSE, at

The full job posting, along with application instructions, can be found at

April 3, 2017
March 20, 2017

The National Scholarships & Fellowships Program at Emory University is seeking an Assistant Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs. Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events. May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s). Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups. Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines. Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets. Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable. May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees. May write publishable articles and papers. May supervise staff. Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies. Ensures required records and documentation are maintained. Performs related responsibilities as required. 

National Scholarships & Fellowships Program

The assistant director in the National Scholarships & Fellowships program is responsible for working closely with the director and the senior associate dean to administer, identify candidates, select nominees, and support applications for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.  In addition, the assistant director will help organize the selection process for a chosen set of internal Emory scholarships and awards.

The assistant director is responsible for the following:

1.   Advise students about scholarships and fellowships available to them, and help students identify the best options for their goals.  Advise students about the application processes and work with them as they edit and reformulate scholarship essays;
2.    Assist the director in identifying faculty members to serve on selection and review committees, and managing the process for selecting nominees;
3.    Organize workshops, presentations, web postings and other means to publicize scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students and faculty.  This includes efforts to publicize and celebrate the success of Emory students;
4.     Assist the director in developing and maintaining relationships with foundations and fellowship providers, the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, other fellowship advisors and schools, and program alumni;
5.     Develop programming with other offices working with high achieving students to ensure the support and development of student excellence at Emory;
6.     Take on other duties in the Office for Undergraduate Education as needed.

Experience preferred: PhD or master’s degree with significant advising and/or teaching experience.

You can find the official job listing here:

June 5, 2017 start date
March 16, 2017

Loyola Marymount University has an opening for a Director of International Fellowships in the Undergraduate Education Vice President’s Office. The Director’s role includes disseminating accurate and timely scholarship information; identifying potential candidates; providing information and advice concerning appropriate preparation; scheduling and offering informational sessions and workshops; hosting consultations, interviews, and practice sessions for preparing effective applications. The Director must keep abreast of current opportunities and selection processes and work vigorously to ensure access to all appropriate awards for LMU students. This essential work is carried out in collaboration with faculty advisors’ committees and in coordination with strategically-selected colleges and departments by maintaining a close liaison with academic units.

Additional responsibilities include: provide campus-wide leadership for LMU’s scholarship and fellowship operation, including management of the application process and requirements, developing criteria and timelines for each program, and guiding students, faculty advisors, and recommenders through the various application processes; develop and lead the National and International Fellows Council, consisting of faculty committees who oversee the various scholarships and awards opportunities; work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators across the campus to identify, recruit, prepare, and select applicants for graduate school opportunities and a range of competitive scholarships and awards; work with the Academic Resource Center, University Honors Program, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, and Study Abroad Office to develop and offer campus-wide workshops to introduce students to fellowship and scholarship opportunities; work with the Deans’ offices, including the Colleges/Schools Council of Chairs, to promote international scholarship opportunities and graduate school; and as faculty, teach at least one course a semester in LMU’s core curriculum or Honors Program.

We seek candidates who typically hold a master’s degree in international education or related field, with a Ph.D highly preferred.  Candidates should possess a minimum of four years of academic experience, preferably in a university setting, as well as previous experience serving as an academic scholarship advisor for at least two years. Demonstrated knowledge of the application process to domestic and international graduate and professional school programs is essential, as well as credentials to hold a faculty appointment (lecturer or adjunct) in one of LMU’s colleges or schools.  Candidates should possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated computer competency.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.  For more details regarding this position please visit our website.  Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and salary history to (reference # 0170258). We are hoping to fill this position for a June 5, 2017 start date.

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March 6, 2017

The Academic Honors and Fellowships (AHF) department, within the Provost’s Office of Undergraduate Programs, is currently seeking a Program Assistant (Program Coordinator) to provide advising, programming, and administrative support of high-achieving students at the University of Southern California.  The Program Assistant (Program Coordinator) will work directly with the Director and in collaboration with other AHF Staff and campus partners, including administrators, faculty and staff.  S/he will advise and deliver the highest standard of student services to USC’s high achieving students applying to university honor distinctions, academic awards, and competitive fellowships.  The successful candidate will possess directly related experience in student services and programming.  This is a new, full-time position with a fixed-term of 2 years, a wonderful opportunity for new professionals to explore a career in awards management and fellowship advising.  Please help us spread the word to your qualified colleagues!

A direct link to the position can be found here:

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March 6, 2017

Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa, seeks applications and nominations for an Assistant Dean and Director of Global Fellowships and Awards. As part of the senior leadership team in the Center for Careers, Life, and Services (CLS), the Assistant Dean and Director provides overall direction for and management of Grinnell’s competitive national fellowship operation. In addition to counseling, mentoring, and preparing students and alumni, the Assistant Dean and Director manages the internal application and nomination processes (developing criteria, setting timelines, and orchestrating nomination committees) and guides students and alumni, faculty advisers, and recommenders through these varied application processes. This position also oversees the selection process for several internal, Grinnell-specific awards.

Reporting to the Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean in the CLS, the Assistant Dean and Director works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators across the College to identify, recruit, prepare, and select applicants and nominees for a range of competitive scholarships and awards. Additionally, the Assistant Dean and Director will work in close collaboration with colleagues in the CLS and across the broader campus community to crystalize the notion that a career—toward which fellowships may be one starting point—encompasses one’s professional, civic, and personal aspirations.

 The ideal candidate must possess a master’s degree and 4–6 years of academic or professional experience, ideally with previous work in a liberal arts college setting. Familiarity with college student development and the career development process is preferred. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience taking initiative and seeking out creative ways to counsel and advise a community of diverse students, including the development of new and innovative program ideas to enrich and engage students across the College.

Experience studying abroad—preferably at the graduate level—or conducting research abroad is preferred. Previous involvement with the National Association of Fellowship Advisors is also ideal. In addition, the Assistant Dean and Director will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

·       Ability to interact effectively with constituents across all levels of the College community as well as with external representatives of scholarship programs and foundations.
·       Excellent interpersonal, listening, communication, counseling, advising, and presentation skills.
·       Superb writing and editing skills.
·       Strong analytical skills for reviewing student academic records, grade reports, course curricula, degree plans, majors and sequences, and transcripts.
·       Strong information technology/computer skills; familiarity with scholarship and fellowship application websites and systems.
·       Ability to counsel, advise, and mentor students on a myriad of graduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
·       Knowledge of government rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures related to undergraduate and graduate scholarship and fellowship programs.
·       Excellent organizational, time-management, and planning skills.
·       Ability to prioritize work with competing deadlines and to work under tight deadlines with no possibility for extensions.

 Review of applications will begin Thursday, March 23, 2017. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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