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November 3, 2017

Clemson University is seeking a Director of Major Fellowships to lead a new Office of Major Fellowships.  The Director will collaborate closely with faculty and departments across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students applying for major fellowships, and to advise and guide deliberations during faculty nomination committees.  The Director will create a team that will increase the awareness of fellowship opportunities among the Clemson student body and will lead the development of effective and efficient models for student fellowships advising and outreach.  The  successful candidate will be a highly organized, student-focused individual with exceptional written and oral communication skills.  This position will report to the Executive Director of the Honors College.



Oversees all aspects of the application process for nationally competitive student scholarships and fellowships, including, among others, the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Fulbright, and Churchill Scholarships and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Supervises Major Fellowships Office staff, including Associate/Assistant Director and other personnel.

Promotion and Publicity:

Supervises efforts to promote awareness of major fellowships opportunities among Clemson undergraduate and graduate students, including but not limited to students in the Calhoun Honors College. Activities include workshops for faculty and students and individual meetings with interested students.

Advising and Mentoring:

Coordinates and/or provides advising and mentoring to prospective fellowship applicants. Works with students and provides feedback as appropriate on the preparation of written fellowship applications. Works with faculty to provide mock interviews for students as necessary and appropriate, and in preparation of letters of recommendation.

Fellowships Application Process:

Manages the university’s responsibilities in the fellowships area, including forming interview committees, scheduling interviews and providing feedback, writing institutional endorsement letters, and conducting assessment activities.

Liaising with Honors College:

Works with Honors College faculty and staff in areas of mutual and overlapping concern, such as career advising, professional skills workshops, etc.  Interacts with prospective fellowship applicants in the Honors College through teaching, advising, and other activities as appropriate.  Assists with Honors College recruitment efforts as needed.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education:  Master’s Degree

Minimum Experience:  Five years in an academic position involving teaching, research, and/or academic administration.

Salary:  Competitive

Start Date: Negotiable but no later than August 1, 2018

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Link to application:

Open until filled
October 30, 2017

Director, Scholarship Opportunities Program, University of California, Irvine

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 further details, including the nondiscriminatory policy, and to apply for this position go to the following URL and search for job 2017-0846:

Open until filled
October 23, 2017

The Utah State University Honors Program seeks an experienced and highly professional  Program Coordinator for a university-wide program with over 500 students and  faculty/administration connections across departments and colleges (position description and application available online at . Because the program director also has faculty responsibilities, the coordinator is responsible for representing the program in the director's absence and for making decisions in keeping with the UHP's mission and goals. This individual is in charge of coordinating mentorship for national scholarships and fellowships, managing, assessing, and improving all program processes; supervising, training, and evaluating staff and student employees; creating and implementing program assessment procedures; analyzing, evaluating, and presenting student and alumni data; and reconciling and recommending reallocations within departmental budget. The position requires exceptional judgment and decision-making ability; creative analysis and innovative problem-solving; excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional writing skills; trustworthy leadership and ability to prioritize for self and others; and desire and capacity to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a productive team.

Open until filled
October 20, 2017

The University of Vermont Honors College seeks to hire a full time Fellowships Advisor to join its staff and work with highly talented undergraduate and graduate students seeking opportunities to apply for nationally competitive awards. Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Fellowships, Advising, and Undergraduate Research, this person will have the primary responsibility to coordinate university nomination and endorsement processes for fellowships applications.

As the university’s main contact for national scholarships and fellowships competitions, the Fellowships Advisor will plan and coordinate activities related to the process of recruitment, identification, and cultivation of students for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. They will advise students on all aspects of the application process, including institutional endorsement, serve as a referral resource, and coordinate the nomination processes.

In addition to advising, the Fellowships Advisor will work with faculty and staff across campus to promote national scholarship and fellowship competitions, as well as the value of such application processes. They will present fellowship/scholarship information to faculty, staff, student organizations, and other campus groups and work collaboratively with committees through the endorsement process.

The advisor will develop and design communications and marketing campaigns about fellowships for students and the University community. This includes programmatic materials, handbooks, websites, and other digital communications tools. The Fellowships Advisor will also help manage digital communications, e-publications, and social media tools related to the Office of Fellowships, Advising, and Research, and the Honors College.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in related field with one to three years of experience required. Previous experience in writing and/or in student services is preferred. Previous experience working on nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship competitions is highly desired.

To apply: Visit https;//, and search for Fellowships Advisor (posting number S1337PO).

November 7, 2017
October 20, 2017

The Udall Foundation announces a Fellowship (Program Associate) position. Reporting to the Director, Education Programs, the Fellow (Program Associate) works with the Director to implement recruitment, applicant selection, and event planning for the Udall Scholarship and Native American Internship programs. This position is a full-time, term limited 2-year appointment (with the possibility of being extended for the additional 2 years), federal position in an Excepted Service Appointment with a compensation level comparable to a GS-7. Salary range is from $40,000-$44,000. The successful candidate will be based in the Udall Foundation’s Tucson office. Some relocation expenses may be paid.

Some travel will be required. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Key requirements
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/suitability investigation
Employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit
The Fellow is responsible for program logistics and implementation, which include:
Applicant recruitment: mailing and email distribution of recruitment materials; scheduling webinars and information sessions; database updates.
Applicant selection: making selection committee logistical arrangements; reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility.
Program implementation: making logistical arrangements for the Scholar Orientation event and the Intern Reception.
Major Duties and responsibilities:
Develop and execute strategies for recruitment of Native American college, graduate and law students in accordance with Udall Foundation eligibility criteria.
Serve as point of contact with confirmed participants of selection meetings and Scholar Orientation.
Arrange for printing and distribution of recruitment materials
Schedule webinars and campus information sessions; participate as appropriate
Maintain and update database contacts.
Serve as point of contact with hotels and other venues for Scholar Selection (4 days, 18 participants) and Scholar Orientation (6 days, 80 participants); arrange meeting and event logistics (sleeping rooms, food and beverage orders, etc.)
Review and process scholarship and internship applications for completeness and eligibility.
Organize and distribute application and selection committee materials; assist with selection meetings.
Assist with scholar and intern notifications; distribute press releases.
Organize and distribute scholar and intern materials.
Organize and implement Scholar Orientation meeting, a five-day conference for current-year Scholars.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work independently and accurately, while also capable of working collaboratively with a team.
Ability to balance several projects and priorities simultaneously with attention to highest quality and detail.
Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communication.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Experience operating a personal computer and associated software and audiovisual aids; ability to use them independently. Knowledge requirements include Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook (email), databases, spreadsheets, research tools, online collaboration tools, and social media.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience leading or co-leading projects or programs in higher education, not-for-profits, or government involving underrepresented populations, college-age students, or members of the public.
Experience with event planning or similar skills and experience.
Experience as a team member of projects or programs involving college level recruiting and retention; student or residential life; honors programs or colleges; grants and scholarships; or fellowships advising.
Experience recruiting or working with underrepresented populations, particularly Native Americans and/or Alaska Natives.
How to apply
Email required documents to:
Required documents
Letter stating interest and containing narrative statements.
Resume, noting how you meet position qualifications and including three professional references.
What to expect next
After preliminary review of applications to identify viable candidates, applicants may be invited for one or more interviews, which may occur by telephone, video, or in person. 
All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement
How you will be evaluated 
Your application will be evaluated based on how well your letter of interest and your resume reflect accomplishments, experience, and education that respond to the qualifications. 
December 1, 2017
October 12, 2017

The University of Houston Office of Learning Abroad is looking to fill the position of Academic Advisor 2.

Job Description

Provides information to, and advises both enrolled and prospective students regarding the academic programs offered by the University or a specific department, including requirements for admission and retention through graduation; may coordinate the work of entry level academic advisors.
Advises enrolled and prospective students regarding academic programs and curriculums.
Analyzes and processes degree plans, graduation applications, grade change forms, and general  petitions.
Maintains student files updated throughout their academic careers and makes changes to records as necessary.
Analyzes and processes requests for readmission from academic suspension, as well as financial aid reinstatements; provides retention services for students on probation.
May assist in conducting orientation sessions for groups of incoming new students.
May assist in recruiting high school and community college students and may make presentations at special events.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.



 Bachelors and 3 years experience

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience. 

Preferred Qualifications** 

•Minimum three years’ experience in education abroad 
•Experience facilitating Reciprocal Exchange agreements 
•Experience living or working abroad 
•Proficiency in a second language. 
•Masters Degree.

For further details, including the EEO statement, and to apply for this position go to:

Open until filled
October 6, 2017
Georgia State University’s Honors College is seeking a Director of National Fellowships & Scholarships. The College serves a diverse student body of highly motivated students who combine academic excellence and extra-curricular experiences that enable a lifetime of achievement. The primary goal of the Director of National Scholarships and Fellowships is to ensure that GSU’s high achieving students have access to and are competitive for national and international scholarship and fellowships, including summer research experiences. The director is a full-time administrative professional position and will report to the associate dean of the college.

Essential position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Works with units across the university to identify, recruit, and mentor students applying for nationally and internationally competitive awards, research programs and internships.
* Recruits, organizes and leads university scholarship selection committees for the Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Truman and other highly-competitive scholarships, and participates in institutional scholar selection.
* Networks with national scholarship/fellowship programs at the local, regional and national levels to raise the university’s profile within these programs.
* Develops, implements and evaluates educational programming each semester that promotes student development in service of national scholarships and fellowships.
* Produces content for materials to publicize fellowship opportunities to current and prospective students; coordinates these efforts with the Director of Communications.
* Mentors students one-on-one throughout the application and selection processes for competitive awards and programs.
* Identifies national and international fellowship programs, including internships and summer research opportunities.
* Assists with targeted recruitment of high-ability students to the university.
* Develops and implements tools, communication systems, campus procedures and applications protocols in support of national scholarships and fellowships.
* Maintains consistent support of pipeline of students interested in pursuing awards.
* Raises awareness of and support for fellowship opportunities for students among faculty, undergraduate coordinators, staff and other campus units.
*Supervises staff coordinator for national fellowships, including training and performance evaluation.

Master's degree and four years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.
* Direct experience with national scholarships and fellowships. Prior experience with high-ability student populations.
* Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills. High level of computer literacy and technical skills. Experience with BANNER, SalesForce or comparable CRM.
* Experience with supervision of staff.

For further details, including the EEO statement, and to apply for this position go to: and search for Job ID 17001259.

Open until filled
September 26, 2017

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a Senior Barksdale Fellow.  This is a non-tenure track, nine-month academic position, classified as support faculty.  Primary responsibilities include instruction in the Honors Freshman Seminars, mentoring and advising of students, consulting with the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, and perhaps teaching introductory and specialized courses in a University academic department.  Competitive candidates will have at least a Master’s by the time of employment (August 2018) and have recently completed a major UK scholarship (Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, or Rhodes).

  For more details and to apply, go to

Open until filled
September 26, 2017

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the
University of Notre Dame is hiring an Assistant Director of National
. The Assistant Director will be responsible for overseeing CUSE's
work with national fellowships advising. This position would likely be of
interest to someone who has worked in the field of fellowships advising for
at least one year and is looking to move into a leadership role.

The job posting can be found at

We will be accepting applications through October 13, and we anticipate a start date in
early-to-mid January.

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

October 13, 2017
September 8, 2017

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Advisor.  The successful candidate will serve under the general direction of the VP/Chief Science Officer. The incumbent is responsible for identifying, planning, developing, coordinating and presenting professional and career development programs, workshops, seminars and other activities in support of the unit's training and professional development objectives. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for staying current with training methods; researching best practices; collecting, analyzing and evaluating data on the program’s effectiveness; introducing innovative methods and tools to help postdoctoral trainees obtain funding during the training period; and providing tools for finding employment at the conclusion of the training period.

As the primary contact regarding postdoctoral training and career development, the incumbent coordinates with other campus units and neighboring institutions to strategically and efficiently address the training needs of postdocs. The incumbent coordinates events including the annual Institute retreat focused on post docs and provides support to the Society for Research Fellows.

The incumbent works closely with Human Resources, which provides support to postdocs for wage administration, performance reviews, conflict resolution, interpretation of policies, immigration services, and benefits, and also serves as a liaison to Payroll in the Finance Department.


A bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, education, counseling, or other applicable field is required.
A Ph.D. in a life science or related field is preferred.


Minimum of three years of related experience in program management and coordination; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
Postdoctoral experience in a life science or related discipline is preferred.

Skills and Abilities (Preferred):

Extensive knowledge of the academic research culture and an understanding of graduate education and postdoctoral training.
Experience working with postgraduate students/trainees and young professionals.
Knowledge of the scientific grant writing/submission process and various funding mechanisms that support trainees.
Understanding of the unique concerns of international scholars and experience developing programs specific to international scholars.

Special Requirements:

Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

For further details and to apply for this position (job F745) go to:

Open until filled
September 5, 2017

The University of California, Irvine, in beautiful Orange County, CA is seeking a Director for the Scholarship Opportunities Program in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Details are available at:

Open until filled
August 28, 2017

The Honors College at Cal State LA is seeking an Advisor and Coordinator for Scholarships and Theses.

Essential Functions: Under general direction, the incumbent will serve as the advisor and coordinator for national and international fellowships and scholarships at Cal State LA. Incumbent will also serve as advisor to the Honors College students applying to graduate school and writing their theses. The incumbent develops and implements student professional development activities that aim to prepare students to win scholarship and fellowship awards, acceptance into internships, research programs, and graduate programs and other post-baccalaureate positions and programs. Incumbent will have primary responsibility for serving all students at Cal State LA interested in applying for prestigious external scholarships including the Goldwater, Truman, Marshall, Churchill, Gates, Beinecke and others. Incumbent will be responsible for designing and presenting workshops for students and faculty mentors; assisting students in identifying appropriate scholarships, preparing and assembling all parts of application, preparing for interviews, gathering letters of recommendations; vetting and submitting applications on behalf of the university; updating and maintaining resource files and student data; serving all interested students with national and international scholarships; tracking and assisting Honors college students in applying to graduate school, internships and undergraduate research opportunities; and coordinating Honors theses, including thesis contracts. 

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field and three years of full-time progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be submitted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for three years of experience. Incumbent must have the ability to advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define problems, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals; human relation skills; and demonstrate the ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/ multi ethnic environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

Special Desired Qualifications:  Master's degree preferred; experience working with national and international scholarships; experience in the area of undergraduate research; knowledge of citation styles and style guides preferred; experience working with populations of honors and/or gifted students.

 For further details, including the EEO statement, and to apply for this position go to:

September 5, 2017
August 10, 2017

Macaulay Honors College is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor. Macaulay operates in partnership with eight CUNY campuses: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island; graduates are awarded a degree jointly conferred by Macaulay and their home campus. The Honors Advisor position is located at City College. The primary responsibility of the Honors Advisor is to advise and mentor honors students to maximize their chances of successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Reporting to the Director of Student Services at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at City College, the Honors Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors are important resources to honors students, not only during their first two years in college but also as they move into their majors and begin to prepare for graduate and professional schools or other career objectives.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Advises students on course selection each semester and monitor progress toward degree;
- Advises students on selecting a major and finding major advisors and faculty mentors;
- Consults with faculty to assist students undertaking independent study and study abroad opportunities;
- Advises students about required co-curricular activities including internships, study abroad, and community service; advises on other activities involving student organizations and events;
- Reviews and approves student applications to utilize the Opportunities Fund;
- Assists students with graduate school and fellowship applications and post-baccalaureate job searches;
- Participates in regular reviews of all honors students in terms of academic performance and community engagement; works with Honors Director to identify and retain at-risk students;
- Leads first-year student seminars and participates in other activities that help provide a firm transition for honors students into college roles and expectations;
- Oversees peer-mentoring or buddy systems and ambassador programs;
- Works closely with Honors Advisors on the other campuses as well as with Macaulay central staff to support student success;
- Participates in Macaulay Honors activities on the campuses and centrally as well as in local and national professional development opportunities;
- Acts as liaison (for both the student and the college Honors program) to campus student affairs and support services, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Center, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid;
- Acts as an instructor and participates in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students;
- Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required.


A preferred candidate should have:
- M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline preferred, or advanced academic degree and counseling experience.  
- Two (2) years of relevant experience with high achieving or honors students, preferably in a diverse, urban institution of higher education.  

For further details, including the EEO statement, and to apply for this position go to: and search for Job ID 16939

Open until filled
August 3, 2017

Associate Director of Fellowships: The Center for International and Professional Experience at Yale University is seeking a highly organized, student-focused individual with exceptional written communication, data management and interpersonal skills to direct the competitions for a portfolio of national fellowships including Fulbright.  Reporting to the Director of Fellowship Programs and as part of a dynamic and creative team, the Associate Director of Fellowships will play a central role in supporting students as they apply for these fellowship opportunities to further their academic, personal and professional goals.  This position will collaborate closely with faculty and programs across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students and to advise and guide deliberations during faculty nomination committees.  The Associate Director will work closely with the Fellowships team and the Director to increase the awareness of Fellowship opportunities generally among the Yale student body and help lead the development of effective and efficient models for committee work, student advising and outreach.  In addition, the Associate Director will oversee the collection and analysis of our data, work to develop a comprehensive communications plan for the Fellowships team, and manage the application process for Yale’s International Summer Award.

The full description and requirements can be found at:

Open until filled
July 31, 2017

American Councils for International Education seeks applications to the position of Program Officer, Recruitment and Selection, for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. The CLS Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The Program Officer for Recruitment and Selection reports directly to the Assistant Project Director.

Each year, the CLS Program generates over 5,000 applications for approximately 550 scholarships. Based in Washington, D.C., the Program Officer, Recruitment and Selection organizes the promotion of the CLS Program and conducts outreach to potential applicants and campus stakeholders, with the goal of broadening and deepening the range of applications submitted for the CLS Program each year. The Program Officer also organizes and oversees the process for the selection of awardees. This includes:

* Serving as the main point of contact for university faculty and staff, including study abroad and fellowship advisors, career services and multicultural offices, and language instructors;
* Organizing the production of print and electronic materials;
* Developing and maintaining the program’s social media presence;
* Disseminating program information; arranging campus visits; and
* Making regular public presentations in person and through virtual conferencing, contributing to the launch of the application, and administration of a multi-tiered selection process.

The Program Officer also works to ensure that the diversity of U.S. higher education institutions and students is reflected in outreach efforts and contributes to the development of policies and guidelines informing the selection process. The position requires close attention to detail, ability to multi-task, ability to be a self-starter, and a talent for communicating with diverse audiences.

In addition to recruitment and outreach, the Program Officer position works closely with the CLS Program team to provide support in several aspects of program administration, with overseas partners on program implementation; and contributing to program evaluations and reports. Although knowledge of recruitment strategies, data and budgets are an important plus for any candidate, an understanding of U.S. academic culture broadly and study abroad trends in particular is also essential. Some travel is required.

Full details can be found at:

Open until filled
July 26, 2017
The Office of National and International Fellowships at Occidental College is committed to ensuring the success of current students and alumni who would like to pursue award and fellowship opportunities in and outside of the U.S. Housed in the Hameetman Career Center (along with Career Services, and Pre-Health Advising), the Director of National and International Fellowships will work closely with faculty and students to continue our trajectory of success through tailored outreach, sound administration, and excellent advising. The Director of National & International Fellowships will directly mentor Occidental College students and alumni as they focus on their academic and career goals by applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. Thus, we are seeking a highly experienced and visionary leader who can maintain the trajectory of success and infuse innovation and efficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the office.

*  Acts as the first point of contact and primary advisor for all national and international fellowship opportunities
*  Supports applicants through the creation and maintenance of online fellowship information and application writing resources
*  Advises on letter of recommendation writer selection
*  Provides guidance and feedback on application materials including essays
*  Provides feedback on letters of recommendation
*  Conducts interview preparation and convenes appropriate interview panels for fellowship candidates; provides fellowship interview advising and mock interview debriefing feedback
*  Trains faculty/staff awards committee participants including the faculty National Awards Committee
*  Works with faculty and staff to identify candidates for competitive national awards (including Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Luce, Mitchell, Fulbright, Truman, CORO, and Udall).
*  Creates and fosters relationships with other offices and units on campus such as Career Services, International Programs, the Writing Center, Community Engagement, academic departments, and Undergraduate Research
*  Identifies quality students who are underrepresented and/or first-generation and encourages them to engage in the application process
*  Creates an annual plan for clearly communicating fellowship opportunities for all qualified students and alumni
*  Maintains the National and International Fellowships Office website and continues to develop an informative site
*  Utilizes social media to engage, market, and advertise to Oxy Students
*  Develops and manages the recruitment, nomination, and application process for all major awards

*  3+ years of recent and relevant undergraduate advising for post graduate opportunities

Desired Qualifications:
*  Advanced graduate degree (M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.)
*  Direct experience in an Office for National Awards or Fellowships
*  Direct experience as either a fellowship recipient, fellowship advisor, student affairs, and/or grants administration professional

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to

October 2, 2017
July 24, 2017
Bryn Mawr College seeks a Fellowships Adviser. The successful candidate will prepare students to apply for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships and serve as the designated College official for most of these awards. The adviser serves a high-performing segment of the undergraduate and graduate student populations whose credentials may include strong grades, foreign language skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to community service. Collaboration with faculty and staff is a key part of this position. Note that this is a part time academic year position, 43 weeks, 17.5 hours per week.

* Serve as the Dean’s designate to and the administrative convener of the faculty Committee on Undergraduate Awards and Fellowships which is responsible for interviewing and selecting nominees for some external fellowships and for selecting recipients of major College awards.

* Guide students and alumnae/i through the application and nomination process for nationally competitive awards such as Fulbright, Watson, Luce, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Schwarzman, Carnegie, Truman, Beinecke, and Goldwater.
* Advise students on applications to grants that do not require institutional nomination. Establish and oversee internal application processes Read and provide feedback to students and alumnae/i on their written applications through several rounds of revision.
* Communicate with faculty and others regarding letters of recommendation. Write and submit letters of nomination.
* Arrange for and participate in mock interviews for finalists.
* Work with Communications and other offices to publicize and celebrate success.
* Provide outreach to students regarding fellowship opportunities and processes.
* Hold information sessions throughout the academic year and advertise opportunities through various means (websites, social media, blast and targeted emails, brochures, etc.).
* Conduct outreach efforts to attract a strong and diverse applicant pool by partnering with other Dean’s Office staff as well as other on- and off-campus partners.
* Coordinate with foundation representatives and alumnae/i for campus visits.
* Initiate and maintain correspondence with alumnae/i to create networks for fellowship applicant support.
* Develop and implement administrative processes to ensure accurate and efficient communication and record-keeping.
* Update Fellowships webpages regularly

Required Qualifications
* Master’s Degree
* 3 years of relevant experience, preferably including experience teaching writing

Desired Qualifications:
*  A personal history of success in national scholarship competitions or experience in overseas study and/or research.
* Experience teaching writing and mentoring writers.

Open until filled
July 23, 2017

Macaulay Honors College (MHC) is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor. MHC operates in partnership with eight CUNY campuses in New York: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island. This position is located at Brooklyn College. The primary responsibility of the Senior Academic Advisor/Honors Advisor is to advise and mentor honors students to maximize their chances of successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Macaulay Honors College, with an additional reporting responsibility to the Macaulay Director at Baruch College, the Honors Advisor will encourage honors students to develop the intellectual curiosity, civic engagement, and meritorious conduct expected of all Honors students. Advisors will be important resources to honors students, not only during their first two years in college but also as they move into their majors and begin to prepare for graduate and professional schools or other career objectives. The Honors Advisor will engage in advisement and mentoring activities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Acts as liaison (for both the student and the college Honors program) to campus student affairs and support services, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Center, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid.
*Advises students about MHC’s required co-curricular activities, including internships, study abroad, and community service; advises on other activities involving student organizations;
*Advises students on course selection each semester and monitors progress toward degree;
*Advises students on selecting a major and finding major advisors and faculty mentors;
*Assists students with graduate school and fellowship applications and post-baccalaureate job searches;
*Consults with faculty to assist students undertaking independent study and study abroad opportunities;
*Creates and/or acts as an instructor and participates in other activities that help enrich the writing, academic skills, or pre-professional skills of Macaulay students;
*Leads first-year student seminars and participates in other activities that help provide a firm transition for honors students into college roles and expectations;
*Oversees peer-mentoring or buddy systems and ambassador programs;
*Performs other duties as assigned.


*Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
A preferred candidate should have:
*M.A. in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline preferred, or advanced academic degree and counseling experience.
*Four years of related experience preferred, with a minimum of two years of relevant experience with high achieving or honors students, preferably in a diverse, urban institution of higher education.
*Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
*Experience with student information and automated degree audit systems.
*Familiarity with the best practices in academic advisement.
August 7, 2017
July 8, 2017

The College of William and Mary is seeking a Director of National Scholarships & Coordinator of the James Monroe Program. The person in this position is part of the senior leadership team of the Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence and works in collaboration with the Center’s staff to provide exceptional academic opportunities to the College’s most academically distinguished students. The position works closely with Monroe Scholars (top 10% of William & Mary’s admitted students), to increase the depth and success of the College’s national fellowships program.

·         Oversee William & Mary’s national scholarship program (Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright,   Goldwater, etc.) to include recruitment, nomination, and selection process
·         Collaborate with faculty who will serve on fellowship screening and nomination committees
·         Administer the Peer Scholarship Advisor program to include recruitment, training, and supervision and promote diversity across fellowships
·         Coordinate and oversee the undergraduate IRB/Human subject review process
·         Collaborate with offices across campus such as the Office of Admission, for Monroe Scholar recruitment process, orientations, Family Weekend, etc.
·         Oversee summer scholarship selection process in collaboration with Charles Center team
·         Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated successful experience in program development and administration
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
·         Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external constituencies
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs

Preferred Qualifications:
·         Experience in national fellowships programming
·         International education experience in relation to fellowships and student research programs

Education & Experience:
·         Master’s degree required
·         Minimum of four years’ experience in higher education setting
·         Minimum of two years supervisory experience

For further details, including the EEO statement, and to apply for this position go to:

July 20, 2017
June 8, 2017

IIE is always hiring – A number of positions are open but that of an Application and Selection Specialist may fit the skill set of many NAFA members –  Applications are welcome for people interested in working in any of the following IIE offices: DC, NY, San Francisco, or Houston. 

Open until filled
June 8, 2017

Academic Advisor II — University Honors Program

The Utah State University Honors Program requires an experienced and highly professional advisor for a university-wide program with over 600 students. The advisor is responsible for working one-on-one with honors students, representing the program publicly at on- and off-campus recruiting events, and making decisions about student advising that are in keeping with the University Honors Program’s mission and goals. This advisor will also manage national prestigious scholarship/fellowship application processes, which run through this office. Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one-year experience required; master’s degree and extensive experience, ideally with high-ability students, preferred. Utah State University is a land-grant research institution situated in beautiful Cache Valley in northern Utah. 

See Req ID: E1700467 for more information and to apply online. EEO Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Open until filled
June 6, 2017

Barrett, The Honors College, at ASU is seeking a Global Initiatives Program Director to oversee the global programs within the College.  This position will work under the direct supervision of Barrett deans to oversee the planning, development, and implementation of the Barrett Global Citizenship/Engagement Initiative.  The  Global Citizenship/Engagement Initiative includes but is not limited to collaborative international classrooms, visiting Barrett Global Fellows, Barrett only travel programs and Barrett student travel programs.  The individual will work closely with Barrett administration, faculty, staff, and students as well as relevant ASU entities and those in other countries (Universities and individuals).

Essential Duties

*  Plans, develops, and implements for growth in Barrett programming around Global Citizenship, working with Barrett, ASU, and outside entities.
* Identifies and organizes international collaborations in video-conference-based co-teaching.  All agreements and logistics will be managed by this position.  Must work with external entities (faculty and administration at other universities), ASU curriculum and international office as well as ASU IT division.
* Carries out programming and logistics for visiting distinguished Barrett Global Fellows.  Planning, follow-through, hosting of fellows while on campus will be managed by this position.  Must work with high profile individuals.
* Aids administration and faculty to develop study abroad programs of various types.  Support faculty development of overall travel program as well as specific trips, working especially with the Barrett travel committee and with faculty trip leaders.  Coordinating staff involvement in trips.
* Takes responsibility for communication to students and for student applications to travel programs, including Barrett funded programs for travel. 
* Reports to Barrett deans about planning and structure of programs, taking the vision for this initiative from the Barrett deans.
* Evaluates the success of all components of the initiative, adjusting goals, and practices as needed.
* Collaborates with other units to create campaigns that will help attract students to programs. This includes brochures, social media and other ad buys, and any related activities.
* Reviews and develops student health and safety plans and develops recommendations as appropriate.  Ensures compliance with ASU travel policies.  Advises students, faculty and staff on these policies.
* Position may supervise student workers and staff
* Participates in College events (convocation, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.) and assist other units as needed

Desired Qualifications

* Experience in international education (3 years)
* Evidence of a master's degree preferred
* Strong preference for a candidate who has lived, studied, or worked abroad.
* Bilingual in a foreign language(s) preferred
* Experience working with foreign countries to include knowledge on contracts, payments, etc.
* Experience working with international programs in a university setting
* Demonstrated Knowledge of course development and managing schedules for multiple units
* Evidence of effective verbal and written, including business  writing and public speaking (both in English and native language of foreign institutions)
* Demonstrated knowledge of communication principles and protocols in higher education
* Experience in writing proposals and produce reports
* Experience working with dignitaries
* Experience in developing and maintaining professional working relationships with culturally diverse groups
* Experience in work that requires attention to detail and follow through; 
* Experience in managing staff, meeting goals, working in a team environment, and collaborate in a complex organization
June 23, 2017
June 6, 2017

Arizona State University is seeking a Program Coordinator in the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement (LWFONSA).  The ideal candidate would possess superior writing, professional communication, and organizational skills.  This position will be primarily responsible for advising students who are applying for STEM-related scholarship, fellowship, and research opportunities; developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with ASU programs, offices, and departments; and managing communications, event calendars, and social media. 

Essential Duties

*  Advise and instruct students on the writing of grant proposals, research statements, personal statements, and other application materials.
*  Develops and curate resources to assist undergraduates pursuing research opportunities, particularly competitive summer programs, such as Amgen Scholars or NSF-REU.
* Recruits for and advises on prestigious STEM-related fellowships, including NSF-GRFP, Goldwater Scholarship, Hertz Foundation Fellowship, and the Churchill Scholarship.
* Develops and maintains institutional partnerships, including academic departments, study abroad, career services, and development and alumni relations, among others, to advance the ONSA mission.
* Manages routine communications (including social media), create promotional materials, and coordinate event calendars, including co-programming with strategic partners.
* Creates and delivers information sessions and workshops, as needed.
* Assists ONSA staff with general event planning, programming, and advising, as requested.
* Participates in College events (convocation, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.) and assist other units as needed

Desired Qualifications

* Master’s degree preferred
* Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills
* Demonstrated knowledge with national scholarships advising and demonstrated success with student advising
* Experience working with faculty in a higher education setting
* Experience with grant or proposal writing
* Experience with public speaking, public relations and strategic communication, and desktop publishing
* Evidence of professionalism, critical thinking skills, and initiative
June 19, 2017
June 6, 2017

Princeton in Latin America Program Officer

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the State of New Jersey. Based on the Princeton University campus but independently funded, PiLA places highly qualified and committed recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities to serve with nonprofit and non-governmental organizations engaged in a range of constructive grassroots socioeconomic change initiatives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. More information:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Officer (PO) provides program, communications, research, development and administrative support in the planning and implementation of PiLA programs and operations. The PO is the primary point of contact with PiLA fellows and partner organizations. The PO also supports PiLA public relations and the collection, analysis, and strategic presentation of information and data related to programs, partnerships, and program development.

Primary Responsibilities

·  Oversee the fellowship selection process, including outreach, recruitment, advising and communications with applicants and fellowship advisers at other colleges and universities; reading and evaluating applications; interviewing semifinalists; collaborating on finalist selection; matching finalists with partner organizations; and coordinating placement offers.
·  Manage communications with and advise PiLA fellows and partner organizations via telephone, Skype, email, web-based apps, and online documents and surveys. Regularly communicate in English and Spanish with current and potential partner organizations.
·  Respond to issues in the field as they arise, including periodic evening and weekend on-call responsibilities.
·  Plan logistics, create content, recruit alumni volunteers and lead PiLA’s annual 3–day orientation for new fellows each June on the Princeton University campus.
·  Sustain PiLA’s presence on the Princeton University campus by attending interdepartmental meetings, information sessions, career fairs and like events.
·  Liaise between the executive director, board, fellows, partner organizations and alumni. Attend board meetings, take and edit meeting notes and minutes, and draft related reports. Handle follow-up on action items.

Essential Qualifications

·   Bachelors or graduate degree in international education, liberal arts, humanities, Spanish, Latin American area studies, communications, public administration or related field.
·  Strong writing, research, editing and communication skills in both English and Spanish; solid computer skills; ability to maintain a rigorous, detail-oriented approach to an array of tasks.
·  Professional or native-speaker Spanish-language competency (conversation, listening comprehension, reading and writing—candidate interviews will be conducted partly in Spanish).
·  Significant experience living, working, interning, or formally studying in Latin America, the Caribbean or both.
·  While not a substitute Spanish competency, Portuguese would be additionally advantageous.

To Apply

Submit a one-page letter outlining interest and pertinent qualifications, one-page resume, copy of academic transcript(s), contact information for three professional (including academic) references, and short professional or academic writing sample in English (combined in the preceding order in a single PDF file named in this format:

Email application (subject line: Program Officer) to PiLA will only contact semi-finalists to arrange initial Skype interviews, reviewing applications on a rolling basis. In-person interviews in Princeton with finalists will begin mid-July 2017. Final offer is conditional upon references and background check. Position will remain open until filled. For specific application-related questions, email PiLA; no phone calls or office visits, please.

Full details are given at:

Open until filled
June 1, 2017

MIT is seeking an Administrative Assistant I. This person will work with Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programs (UAAP) to provide assistance with the daily administrative functions of two key focal points--Distinguished Fellowships and the Amgen Global Program Office.  Will serve as the first point-of-contact for Distinguished Fellowships, supporting the processes, planning key events related to the fellowships, and helping to support communications. Will perform administrative tasks for the Amgen Global Program Office, including coordinating calendars, scheduling global meetings/conference calls, assisting in planning leadership meetings and the U.S. Symposium, assisting in marketing of the Amgen Scholars Program, and providing general support.  Will also support the Committee on Academic Performance petition and end of term meeting processes as necessary.

For more information and to apply please go to:

Open until filled
June 1, 2017

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting applications for the Director of the Office of Special Scholarship Programs (OSSP). This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position. The Director focuses on developing goals and initiatives for OSSP, which support student excellence and success on competitive scholarship programs. The Director leads the implementation of the national scholarship programs and policies; oversees and advocates for the office's programs working with students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and donors; informs students, staff and faculty on nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships to enhance student competitiveness; provides advice and assistance to students during their application process to nationally competitive scholarships; establishes strategic priorities of the scholarship management system; oversees unit administration, day-to-day operation, academic policy, legal issues, and budget.

Other duties include:

•  Establish the strategic direction of OSSP to promote internal and external campus awareness and support of the office.
•  Lead the implementation of the national scholarship programs and policies.
•  Recruit, select and prepare students and guide them through the application process for nationally competitive awards, including, but not limited to, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Merage, Goldwater, Truman, Gates Cambridge, Udall, and Fulbright.
•   Confer with national scholarship foundations to establish appropriate campus preparation and selection procedures.
•   Represent the university in the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, and recommend and implement program modifications to reflect existing national trends and program popularity.
•   Ensure scholarship management system (Academic Works’ Scholarship and Awards Program) is maintained and updated, participation is robust among campus constituents, and students are aware of the system.
•   Lead efforts to promote diversity representation in scholarships across campus departments.
•   Initiate and maintain effective collaborations with UIC administrators, faculty, staff, program directors and coordinators, and colleges and departments to promote applications for nationally competitive awards and for the Scholarship Association for UIC (SAUIC).
•   Communicate best practices for student scholarships with appropriate campus units.
•   Collect data for reports about national student scholarship results and SAUIC accomplishments for administrators, faculty, marketing and public affairs to ensure program compliance.
•   Review budget and formulate budget strategies for the office.
•   Pursue grant and donor funding to support unit and its programs
•   Plan, train, manage, assign and review work of staff and student workers to ensure that office objectives are met.
•   Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Master’s degree required. Minimum of five years’ experience in higher education, including educational program development and administration and at least two years supervisory experience required.

Familiarity with program quality assessment. Strong knowledge of nationally competitive scholarships.  International educational experience is preferred.

For fullest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references by June 21, 2017 at Questions can be directed to Gerardo Jimenez, Director of Operations, at or 312-413-8516.

Open until filled