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February 8, 2017

Binghamton University invites applications for the position of Director of its Undergraduate Research Center and Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards. The director oversees both offices and reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment. The desired starting date is July 1, 2017.

Responsibilities include:

*  Oversee and promote existing undergraduate research/creative activity initiatives, including the Summer Scholars and Artists Program, the annual undergraduate research journal, the University's annual Research Days, and more
*  Collaborate with faculty and staff across the University to extend access to undergraduate research/creative activity opportunities
*  Represent the Undergraduate Research Center at University functions and events
*  Maintain, coordinate, expand and publicize a scholarship database for graduate and undergraduate opportunities
*  Oversee selection committees for University recognition and nationally/internationally competitive scholarships and awards
*  Mentor and support undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for their application to national and international scholarship competitions (e.g. Goldwater, Truman, Udall, Gilman, Rhodes, etc.)
*  Work with students and faculty to identify and support applicants for Fulbright scholarships
*  Collaborate with faculty and staff across the University to identify and recruit students who would make good scholarship candidates
Candidates must demonstrate a strong understanding of scholarship, a commitment to high-quality undergraduate education, and experience in the recognition of high academic achievement. In addition, candidates must have:
*  Evidence of effective academic mentoring
*  A Master's degree in a STEM or liberal arts discipline
*  Excellent written and oral communication skills
*  3-5 years of experience working with undergraduates
*  Administrative experience


For a more complete job description, the EOE statement, and to apply, please visit

March 8, 2017
February 8, 2017

The Honors Program under the Senior Vice President and Provost at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a Program Coordinator II position that will assist the Director of the Honors Program.

This position is primarily responsible for managing programs that enhance Iowa State University students’ competitiveness for major national and international scholarships and fellowships. Collaboration and networking with numerous individuals and programs across Iowa State University, including, but not limited to, professors; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) to identify the top students at Iowa State. The incumbent will develop and implement programs and processes that will enhance student experience in Honors. Data analysis is an important piece of this position, as it is necessary to analyze how successful Honors is with each college, and for scholarships, retention, and grants.


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree (preferred) and 2 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 8 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.

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March 3, 2017
January 31, 2017

The Sperry Fund seeks Beinecke Scholarship Program Director responsible for the vision and execution of the Beinecke Scholarship Program.

Founded in 1962, The Sperry Fund is a private foundation based in New York whose primary activity is the Beinecke Scholarship Program which has awarded nearly 600 scholarships since 1975 to distinguished scholars pursuing graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Director’s responsibilities include:
*  Selecting a team of leading academics for the Selection committee;
*  Maintaining ongoing relationships with colleges and universities invited to submit candidates;
*  Mentoring all gifted scholars selected; and
*  Responsibility for financial administration and management of the scholarships.
*  Masters degree
*  Financial administration skills
*  Experience & knowledge of admissions and financial aid process at the graduate level
*  Fellowship advising and/or administration
*  Experience with graduate school advising preferred

This is a part time position, starting Spring 2017.

For more information, please see:

Open until filled
January 26, 2017

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) at Villanova University is seeking a Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of the CURF Director, the Program Coordinator supports the Center’s general operations and ensures that the Presidential Scholars Program is coordinated with the utmost in efficiency and professionalism.

The Presidential Scholarship is Villanova’s most prestigious academic scholarship, and is one of the most comprehensive scholarships in the country, as it is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board, general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities. Presidential Scholars are selected through a three-step process of online nominations, online applications, and in-person, on-campus interviews.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the smooth operation of the entire selection process, as well as coordination of programming for Presidential Scholars once they are admitted. Admitted Presidential Scholars arrive early to campus and attend an intensive set of workshops and other pre-orientation events called the Summer Academy. They are then mentored by CURF staff for their entire Villanova education.

The Program Coordinator is also responsible for making the Center’s operations run smoothly: ensuring that its visitors are welcome, its emails and phone calls are answered quickly, and its events are organized properly. In addition, the Program Coordinator will serve as an integral team member for Center initiatives regarding student research and national fellowships.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Minimum of 1-2 years working in higher education, but other backgrounds (e.g. one that includes a national fellowship or university scholarship) can potentially offset this requirement.

For more information and to apply for the position visit:

February 15, 2017
January 6, 2017

The Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, CUMY is hiring an interim Senior Academic Advisor, beginning January 2017.

Honors advisement is developmental, encompassing academics, research, study abroad, internship, service learning, and leadership.  The interim position is for 6 months, with the opportunity to apply to the permanent position.  Salary range is 61,903 - $64,936/ annually.  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jody Clark Vaisman,

Open until filled
December 19, 2016

The University of Richmond seeks an experienced, energetic, and collaborative professional to serve as the inaugural Director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships. The Director will have the opportunity to recruit, mentor, and support the University’s highest achieving students throughout their undergraduate years. The University has established the Office of Scholars and Fellowships in order to provide greater administrative and organizational support in two key areas, both of which provide exceptional educational opportunities for the University’s most talented students. The Office’s dual priorities include: 1) day-to-day oversight of the Richmond Scholars program, a collection of generous merit scholarships that incorporate student programming and events throughout the undergraduate years, and 2) expansion of the pool of students interested in exploring national and international fellowships (e.g., Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Mitchell, Churchill, and Truman) as vehicles for pursuing their Highest educational and personal goals.

The Director will be highly knowledgeable about best practices in national and international fellowship application processes, experienced in close collaboration with faculty, and share a genuine interest in the educational development of undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. The Director will be deeply integrated into the academic life of the University and partner closely with the Faculty Director of Scholars and Fellowships, the Provost, the Richmond Scholars Steering Committee, and the Fellowships Advisory Committee. The Director will report to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and supervise an Assistant Director and part-time student assistants, as well as any future positions in the Office.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications

The inaugural Director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships will be passionate about helping students from a wide range of backgrounds reach their fullest potential. S/he will accomplish this goal by serving as a creative and organized leader capable of building structures and processes. An advanced degree or graduate study is required.

For more information and to apply for the position visit:

Open until filled
December 16, 2016

The Honors College at Oakland University is seeking applications for the position of Honors Advising Coordinator.


Provide leadership for the Academic Advising team in the Honors College. Contribute to Academic Advising in the Honors College. Work with other Advisers and Advising units throughout the university to ensure could communication and understanding of the Honors College components of a student’s program. Work with the Advising team, Honors College faculty and staff and the Honors College Dean in creating strategies to improve student retention and graduation rates in the Honors College. Lead the development of scholarship and internship advising connected with the Michigan Center for Undergraduate Research, based in the Honors College.


Masters Degree in student counseling, guidance, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Minimum 3 years of professional advising experience. Familiarity with the best practices in academic advisement. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Experience with student information and automated degree audit systems. Ability to work well as a member of a team. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse undergraduate student population. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours. For more information and to apply for the position visit: First consideration will be given to those who apply by January 9, 2017.  

January 13, 2017