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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
May 26, 2017

Amherst College is seeking a Fellowships Coordinator in the Fellowship Office. Under the leadership of the Director of Fellowships, the Fellowships Coordinator imagines and executes outreach communications and events to recruit candidates for national fellowship competitions and celebrate their achievements; works creatively and proactively to promote national fellowships to a diverse student population, and to promote fellowships that specifically value diverse applicants; manages the application process and distribution of funds for the Amherst College Fellowships (internal awards); maintains records and creates reports of application/applicant data; and assists in processing applications for submission to foundations. The Coordinator will also advise and provide essay feedback and write evaluations for Fulbright ETA applications in the fall. This individual interacts with numerous departments across the College, including the Controller’s office, the Registrar, Public Affairs, Financial Aid, the Loeb Career Center, and faculty, and interacts regularly with students, in person and through email.

The Coordinator takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Process Management

· Manage online application process and fund distribution for $1,000,000 in internal awards (Amherst College Fellowships (ACF) including issuing checks, updating contact information; problem-solving
· Maintain detailed records for each stage of the application and distribution process
· Promptly field questions from applicants and recommenders about ACF through email and over the phone
· Prepare report for Board of Trustees and other campus constituents on ACF award decisions
· Assist Director in managing and submitting application materials for national fellowships


· Set up information sessions and other events where Director will present on fellowships to students
· Proactively promote fellowships to under-represented minority and first generation college students, hosting events and attending those hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Office
· Generate promotional and recruiting communications including emails, regular Facebook postings, and newsletters from the Office of Fellowships; supply text to other AC communication forums
· Coordinate with foundation representatives and alumni for campus visits
· Initiate and maintain correspondence with alumni to create networks for fellowship applicant support

Advising & Writing

· Advise students on applications for the Rangel and Pickering Scholarships, Humanity in Action, and other direct-apply fellowships that value diversity in their applicant pool
· Provide essay feedback, write application evaluations, and advise students on Fulbright
English Teaching Assistantship applications; assist in writing institutional assessment letters for Knight-Hennessy applicants
· Participate in interviews and mock interviews as needed

Office Support

· Assist with revising/updating Office of Fellowships webpages regularly as requested by Director
· Maintain records about applicants; generate reports through Excel for various constituencies
· Process mailings, purchase supplies, and submit reimbursement expense receipts
· Organize meetings for Committee on Student Fellowships by Doodle Polls or other meeting management tools; purchase supplies/refreshments for meetings as requested

Required Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree
· 2-3 years of related experience
· Demonstrated cultural competence/ability to work well with a diverse student body

Interested candidates should submit electronically to a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references.

Open until filled
May 19, 2017

Two Positions are open in the Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College/CUNY

Program Coordinator
The position is responsible for supporting Honors programming, communications and managing department projects and processes. Individuals with an interest in working within a co-curricular academic environment and programming are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please visit:

Senior Academic Advisor
The Macaulay Honors College (MHC) is seeking a Senior Academic Advisor to be located at Baruch College. The primary responsibility of the Senior Academic Advisor/Honors Advisor is to advise and mentor honors students. Individuals with experience in academic and co-curricular advising are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please visit:

Open until filled
May 19, 2017

Harvard College is seeking an Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF). The successful candidate will provide expert information and advice on all Harvard research and fellowships programs, and major national fellowships.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Research and Fellowships advising

*  Advise students on writing/developing fellowships essays and project proposals, and improving interviewing skills.
*  Initiate outreach to departments and residential Houses; plan and conduct information meetings, workshops, and panel discussions.
*  Provide program information and guidance to House Fellowships Advisors.
*  In collaboration with Director and other Assistant Directors compose and edit all online or paper publications, advising/training materials, and related communications for the office.

Research and Fellowships program management

*  Prepare and process research and fellowships applications materials; read all applications; review and provide feedback on applications; write and coordinate institutional nomination letters. 
*  Manage special alumni-funded fellowship programs, and assist with the administration of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village programs.
*  Manage the entire selection process for specific research and fellowship competitions as delegated by the Director.
*  Recruit, schedule, and manage faculty selection committees; serve on selection committees as a non-voting member and source of expert information on research and fellowship programs.

Research and Fellowships department administration

*  Manage the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships website content and promotional materials.
*  Ensure that research program participants and fellowships recipients, selection committees, and domestic/international vendors and programs receive their stipends, reimbursements, tuition and fees, and all other payments in a timely fashion.
*  Monitor fellowships recipients in the field in collaboration with the University’s health and safety team (Global Support Services).
*  Collaborate with and provide guidance to academic departments, major administrative offices, and research centers across campus on matters of policy and processes.
*  Cultivate and maintain relationships with national fellowships sponsors; peer institution colleagues; and overseas university faculty and tutors.
*  Ensure timely payment of stipends and reimbursements to constituents.
*  Steward donor/alumni relations.


*  Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred. 
*  3+  years of teaching, advising, or administrative experience in a university. 
*  Experience with research, fellowships and international study and travel.

More information about the position and employment at Harvard may be found at .  Select “Search Jobs,” then “Administrative/Staff Jobs-External Candidates,” then “Search Openings.”  In the Auto Req ID field enter the job identification number, which is 42529BR. More information about the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships may be found at .

Open until filled
May 16, 2017

The University of New Hampshire is seeking an Educational Program Coordinator II.

Job Description: Position will partner with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of National Fellowships, which supports undergraduates, recent alumni, and graduate students (50%), and the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research (50%), which provides resources and support for undergraduates conducting independent research.

The primary responsibilities for this position include: providing comprehensive advising support to undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all colleges in identifying and applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships and independently managing the university-wide Undergraduate Research Conference through which students from across all colleges in the university present research, scholarly, and creative projects.

The direct link to review the posting is:

Open until filled
May 15, 2017

American University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Office of Merit Awards.

The Office of Merit Awards prepares students to compete for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships, serving a high-performing segment of the undergraduate and graduate student populations whose credentials may include, in addition to very strong grades, foreign language skills, leadership abilities, and a commitment to community service. Within the office, the Assistant Director plays an important role in mentoring applicants, primarily for internationally oriented scholarships and providing general advising. He/she supports the Associate Director in administering large and complex competitions, such as the Fulbright Grant and Boren (Graduate) Fellowship. Responsibilities include conducting informational workshops and individual intake appointments, overseeing the application process for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship awards and other Fulbright candidates, as referred by the Associate Director. This position maintains Blackboard sites used to advise candidates, and track and report out on applicant pools and competition outcomes. He/she takes the lead in administering and mentoring candidates for four to five other competitions, as determined by the Associate and Senior directors. He/she serves on a three-person advising team within the office that conducts individual advising for students in the Early Identification Program. This position works independently, as well as in close consultation with the Associate Director of the Office of Merit Awards.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree is required. PhD is preferred.

Minimum Requirements:
3 years of relevant work experience
Excellent oral presentation, writing, and research skills
Proven organizational skills
Knowledge of and interest in the academic and career experiences of students
Proven ability to work with students, faculty and administrators
Interest in students seeking highly competitive awards and fellowships
Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Requirements:
Teaching experience
A personal history of success in national scholarship competitions and/or overseas study and research experience
Proficiency with Blackboard and Access

Salary Range:
Low to Mid $50,000s

The direct link to review the posting is:

Open until filled
May 15, 2017

The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Chicago is accepting applications for a Fellowship Coordinator position. This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional position. 

This position serves as the primary contact for graduate-level students seeking assistance in applying for major fellowships and funding opportunities to assist them with costs associated with enrollment and research endeavors. Ensure students are informed on funding and fellowship opportunities and that their funding concerns receive proper attention. 


*  Provide leadership for internal and external fellowships and awards.
*  Coordinate and support Graduate College fellowships and awards processes.
*  Coordinate and support Graduate College Awards Committees, including scheduling divisional meetings and preparing electronic applications and supporting information for the committees.
*  Communicate with nominating academic programs (Directors of Graduate Studies and support staff) and applicants (questions and results) for fellowship and awards.
*  Manage graduate student external funding opportunities, grant applications, and pre- and post-award processes including the allocation of tuition and fee waivers associated with external awards and internal assistantships.
*  Ensure that students are informed of the various funding and fellowship opportunities that may be available nationally, internationally and private, and that student funding concerns receive proper attention.
*  Review and critique fellowship and award application narratives, providing specific edit and rewrite guidance to develop competitive application proposals.
*  Work with domestic and international funding agencies and foundations to provide current and prospective students with the necessary information needed regarding funding support and opportunities.
*  Manage and coordinate all external graduate funding competitions requiring preliminary campus processes and nominations (such as the U.S. Fulbright Program, Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Award, NSF GROW, DAAD).
*  Serve as college’s primary liaison with the Office of Student Financial Aid related to reporting fellowships, awards, tuition waivers, and resolving related student issues.
*  Conduct workshops for students to inform and assist them in preparing for major funding competitions. Also work one-on-one with them in preparing their proposals and budgets.
*  Clarify reporting requirements with granting agencies, ensuring that funded graduate students adhere to the requirements, negotiating on behalf of students for any deviations to processes.
*  Negotiate with faculty and staff for allocation of tuition and partial fee waivers, managing the cost of education funds resulting from funding successes.
*  Maintain college fellowship and awards database and related funding pages on the Graduate College website.
*  Compile related information and data, preparing reports and analysis as needed.
*  Coordinate and run the Annual All-Campus New Teaching Assistant Orientation.
*  Work with College Development initiatives.
*  Represent the College and Campus on various committees, at various events, meetings and conferences
*  Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education Administration, International Education or a related field. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred. Prior experience in an institution of higher education/learning in working with graduate education.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

June 5, 2017

Amherst College is seeking a Fellowships Coordinator. Under the leadership of the Director of Fellowships, the Fellowships Coordinator imagines and executes outreach communications and events to recruit candidates for national fellowship competitions and celebrate their achievements; works creatively and proactively to promote national fellowships to a diverse student population, and to promote fellowships that specifically value diverse applicants; manages the application process and distribution of funds for the Amherst College Fellowships (internal awards); maintains records and creates reports of application/applicant data; and assists in processing applications for submission to foundations. The Coordinator will also advise and provide essay feedback and write evaluations for Fulbright ETA applications in the fall. This individual interacts with numerous departments across the College, including the Controller’s office, the Registrar, Public Affairs, Financial Aid, the Loeb Career Center, and faculty, and interacts regularly with students, in person and through email.

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

Open until filled
May 9, 2017

The Udall Foundation is hiring a new Director of Finance and Operations. The Udall Foundation Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) acts as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Foundation and reports directly to the Udall Foundation Executive Director. The Udall Foundation is a Federal micro-agency and employs fewer than 30 individuals total. Accordingly, this position provides an opportunity for the incumbent to be involved in all professional aspects of the Foundation. The DFO/CFO position is responsible for Foundation budget, financial operations, internal controls, information technology and administrative support processes. While the USDA provides many financial services (e.g. processing payments and providing financial statements), many critical budgetary and administrative functions are performed directly by the DFO/CFO. The DFO/CFO formulates fiscal policies, oversees budget formulation and tracking, investments and forecasting; assists with strategic and operations planning; and oversees Information Technology strategy and services. The DFO/CFO serves as a member of the Udall Foundation's leadership team, which includes the Executive Director, General Counsel, and Director - DC Office of the Udall Foundation, Director Education Programs and Director Environmental Conflict Resolution Program. The leadership team works cooperatively on Foundation-wide management issues.


As the Chief Financial Officer / Director of Finance and Operations of Udall Foundation, you will provide executive oversight over financial management (including Trust Fund investments), financial systems, budget and accounting, financially-related program analysis, internal controls, cash management, credit management, debt management policies, procurement, and information technology ensuring standards and compliance guidelines are met and oversee corrective actions relating to internal risk assessments and external audit recommendations. You will interact directly with Federal entities such as the Office of Inspector General, US Government Accountability Office, the Office of Management and Budget and USDA financial services. You manage the annual financial audit.

You will be expected to possess expert knowledge of federal laws, rules, regulations and policies of the federal government, to theorize, plan, and direct the entire financial and budgeting functions for the agency as you will be responsible for all aspects of resource management

You can find the full job description here:

June 9, 2017
May 8, 2017

Villanova University is seeking an Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF). The Assistant Director (AD) reports to the CURF Director and works closely with the Associate Director and the rest of the CURF team (Program Coordinator, Graduate Assistant, and student employees). The AD is Team Lead on all CURF application processes and programming related to nationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and related awards. The AD advises all students, alumni, and faculty for nationally competitive fellowships and external summer research programs. The AD provides support for undergraduate research and the Presidential Scholars Program (PSP). Overall, the AD ensures that Villanova continues and improves its stellar record of accomplishment with nationally competitive fellowships.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fellowships: Outreach/Promotion/Management: Promotes fellowship/scholarship opportunities to different constituencies on campus. Includes outreach to academic departments, student organizations, alumni, Honors, athletics, CASA, etc. Oversees application processes for Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman, Udall, Gilman, Boren, St. Andrews, major STEM graduate awards, and related awards. Organizes programming such as workshops, celebrations, and other events to support fellowships and other awards. Chairs university-wide faculty Fellowships Advisory Board. Attends annual Fulbright National Selection Committee meeting and reports to CURF team. Maintains membership in National Association of Fellowships Advisors and attends professional conferences.

Consultations: Advises all students, alumni, and faculty on applications for nationally competitive fellowships, external undergraduate research programs, and graduate school.

Undergraduate Research Support: As part of CURF team, advises and consults on undergraduate research opportunities and student career trajectories.

Presidential Scholarship Program Support: Assists Director and Program Coordinator with Interview Program, Summer Academy, and other PSP activities, as needed.

Administration: Room reservations, expense and other reports, journal entry transfers, budget spreadsheets. Additional duties and assistance with special projects, as assigned.

A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. You can find full details here:

May 19, 2017