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June 9, 2021

Coastal Carolina University - Director of National Scholarships, HTC Honors College

The Director of National Scholarships will work closely with partners across the University to develop and implement a campus-wide effort to increase the number of Coastal Carolina University students who successfully apply for distinguished external scholarships and fellowships.  The position will report to the Dean of the HTC Honors College and will work in collaboration with all academic units to serve students across the University.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
•           Serve as the campus expert on external scholarships, fellowships, and awards, including but not limited to Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates-Cambridge, Fulbright, Truman, Udall, Goldwater, and Critical Languages Scholarships;
•           Work with campus partners to enhance publicity of fellowship and scholarship opportunities; •           Work with campus partners to provide training and assistance in order to expand faculty involvement in the fellowship process; 
•           Develop a culture of early identification of potential scholarship and fellowship applicants and work closely with these students to mentor them through the application process;
•           Maintain institutional records of applicants and their success;
•           Develop effective on-campus selection processes;
•           Develop effective means of communicating the results of selection processes to the campus community;
•           Maintain a dynamic and constantly updated website;
•           Lead and implement program assessment and reporting activities; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree and at least five (5) years of full-time experience related to coordinating national scholarship application processes and/or advising students for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships are required.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the ability to collaborate across academic units and with multiple stakeholders, and the ability to successfully build and implement new initiatives. 

Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants should include an application, cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration application must be received before July 15, 2021.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

For additional information and to apply, please visit:  Coastal Carolina University Portal | Director of National Scholarships

July 15, 2021
June 9, 2021

Arizona State University – Program Manager

Barrett, The Honors College is seeking a Program Manager for the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement (ONSA).  This position will be responsible for coordinating outreach for the office, generating diversity and inclusion programming, and providing individual and group student advising.  The ideal candidate will be an outgoing academic professional who is committed to student development, enthusiastic about holistic advising and is particularly committed to serving under-represented student populations.  

Essential Duties

Works closely and collaboratively with students, faculty, and scholarship committees to provide information on national scholarships and assist students with award application processes.  Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create and deliver a series of informational programming for first- and second-year students, with an emphasis on first-generation students, non-traditional students, students from underrepresented communities, and students with high financial need;
  • Develop and maintain institutional partnerships, including student organizations, academic departments, study abroad, career services, and development and alumni relations, among others, to advance the ONSA mission;
  • Individually advise students seeking general scholarship and fellowship information, as well as applicants for specific awards, as assigned;
  • Coach students on general professional development, including interview preparation, resume writing, and professional etiquette;
  • Advise and instruct students on the writing of grant proposals, research statements, personal statements, and other application materials;
  • Coordinate with internal and external units to promote ONSA in a variety of media.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of programming and curricula related to fellowships application preparation;
  • Assist with the oversight of the ONSA Ambassadors student outreach program;
  • Participate in College events (convocation, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.) and assist other units as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge with leading trends and best practices in diversity and inclusion efforts, student development theory, and writing instruction
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, including public speaking
  • Experience advising, mentoring or advocating for special student populations, including first-generation students, underrepresented students, and/or students with high financial need.
  • Experience with preparing and executing informational student programming and events
  • Experience in successful management of multiple concurrent projects to meet deadlines
  • Evidence of initiative, imagination, and entrepreneurial thinking

Salary Range: $48,900 - $55,000

For additional information and to apply, please visit:  Program Manager | Arizona State University (

June 28, 2021
June 7, 2021

University of Central Florida - Fellowship Advisor

The Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida  is seeking to hire a Fellowship Advisor for the Office of Prestigious Awards (OPA). This position will assist the Director of OPA with all operations of the office to prepare students for applying to nationally and internationally competitive scholarship opportunities. This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree. To apply, visit our website to complete a UCF Staff Online Employment application by 11:55 pm, June 17, 2021. No faxes or resumes will be accepted in lieu of completed applications. EEO/AA.

Position Responsibilities
· Develop individual advisement plan and identify relevant scholarships to their academic background.
· Maintain data for all major scholarship recipients.
· Analyze past data to identify trends and create academic student profiles for all major scholarships.
· Coordinate application process for internal Burnett Honors College Scholarships.
· Assist in building and maintain multiple cross-campus relationships to identify high caliber students within underrepresented student populations that may be eligible for national and international awards.
· Provide direct supervision of OPS student assistants within the Office of Prestigious Awards.
· Assist in recruiting faculty and staff volunteers from across campus to serve on volunteer committees in evaluating students for awards such as Rhodes, Fulbright, and Goldwater scholarships.
Preferred Qualifications
· Experience working with scholarship foundations or organizations.
· Experience with education advising software.
· Experience working with high achieving students.
· Experience collaborating with faculty and other academic support offices.


June 17, 2021
June 5, 2021

University of California, Irvine: Fellowships Advisor

Position Summary:

The Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP) works toward UCI's mission to encourage high-achieving undergraduates to compete successfully for the most prestigious scholarships, grants, and graduate fellowships available, and to begin learning about the process as early as possible. In the Division of Undergraduate Education under the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, SOP organizes and disseminates information on a select group of prestigious awards that are national and international in scope, including opportunities for funded research and study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. SOP also facilitates UCI’s processes for evaluating applications and endorsing candidates for awards requiring University nomination. Additionally, staff provide individual and group counseling, present workshops, assist students with curriculum vitae (CVs), and edit Statements of Purpose and research/project proposals, and strengthen interviewing skills.

Under direction of the Scholarship Opportunities Program (SOP) Director, this position counsels students (i.e., scholarship candidates) both individually and in small groups to provide them with specific scholarship advising that includes articulating goals and identifying appropriate scholarships to achieve those goals; preparing competitive application materials that includes strategizing and crafting strong application essays; coordinating with Writing Specialists for additional writing support; obtaining letters of recommendation and affiliation and language evaluations; interviewing for campus endorsement; administrative duties including consulting with faculty, staff, administrators, and funding agency representatives; convening campus endorsement committees and conducting endorsement interviews; and writing campus endorsement letters. This position also assists the Scholarship Opportunities Program Director to develop and evaluate the SOP program and instructional materials; engages in program outreach and promotion; and interacts with faculty, administrators, academic counselors, and internal/external community partners of all levels. Using skills as a seasoned, experienced professional, applies the full range of knowledge and strategies related to learning skills for students. Works independently, receiving guidance in unusual or particularly complicated situations.

Compensation Range: $50,600.00 - $77,100.00

Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds improving their writing skills.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experienced knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural / linguistic issues in applying academic support to students. Ability to understand writing models used for scholarship competitions as appropriate in different disciplines.
Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.
Knowledge of academic curricula.
Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models.
Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
Interpersonal skills. Ability to take direction, initiate action, work as part of a team.
Skills in judgment and decision-making.
Problem solving and organizational skills.
Knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).
Multicultural competencies, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations. Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Confident public speaker to variety of audiences and small and large (100+ participant) groups.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree preferred in related area / or equivalent experience / training.
ESL Certification
Diversity Management / Inclusive Excellence Certification
Experience teaching ESL/ELL populations. Experience with national level processes for scholarships like the Rhodes, Fulbright, Truman, Carnegie, Goldwater, etc.

To apply, please go to: Writing Specialist in Irvine, CA - UCI (

Open until filled
June 1, 2021

Yale University - Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program

General Purpose

The Office of Fellowships and Funding in the Center for International and Professional Experience at Yale University is seeking a highly organized, student-focused individual with exceptional supervisory, communication, data management and stewardship skills to direct the Richard U. Light Fellowship Program (RUL). Reporting to the Director of Fellowship Programs, and as part of a dynamic and creative fellowships team, the RUL Program Director will provide the overall vision for and management of this highly successful program now in its third decade of operation.  The RUL Program supports the study of East Asian languages in approved programs in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea for approx. 135 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students annually. 

Essential Duties
*  Serve as Administrative Director of the RUL Fellowship Program.
*  Advise on and manage competitions as assigned for additional internal and national fellowships.
*  Serve as part of a CIPE team to advise students on fellowships.
*  Direct information technology for the RUL Program including: Website creation and maintenance; multi-media projects, such as promotional videos for student information meetings and more general outreach, etc.
*  Convene and set agendas for the RUL faculty-led Advisory Committees.
*  Collaborate with Yale University faculty to engage them in the RUL Program (primarily through participation in the Selection and Advisory Committees) to foster a greater understanding and integration of the RUL Program across the campus.
*  Steward the Light Fellowship budget of $2.4 million by managing the receipt, disbursement, and documentation of all funds with the further responsibility of developing long-range forecasts identifying areas for improvement.
*  Produce a detailed, data-based annual report that documents the previous year’s activity and sets forth long-term goals for review by the RUL Board of Trustees and University Officers.
*  Represent Yale University to the Light Fellowship Foundation; advise trustees regarding trends, forecast needs and opportunities, and recommend budgetary allocations.  Attend the annual RUL Foundation board meeting.
*  Collaborate with related departments and administrative offices (e.g. the Center for Language *  Study and the Council on East Asian Studies).
*  Participate in fellowship/grant comprehensive database development.
*  Represent Yale University and the RUL Program to, and participate in the relevant meetings of, internal and external organizations.
*  Develop networking mechanisms for and between Light Fellows that will prove of benefit long after the fellowship term is completed.
*  Oversee the approval process for overseas programs, including on-site visits and oversight of visits by faculty members or other administrators.  Monitor quality and recommend improvements to approved and/or potential programs through direct collaboration with program directors abroad. 
*  Research, monitor, implement and contribute to best practices in the field of International Education.
*  Supervise the RUL Assistant Director and Administrative Assistant.
*  Other responsibilities as assigned.
Experience and Training
*  Masters or Ph.D. with four years or more related experience in higher education administration, fellowship management or study/work abroad environment at the college level, or equivalent education and experience.
*  Two years or more experience studying, working, or researching in East Asia.
*  Extensive experience managing information technology issues. 
*  Preferred: Knowledge of Yale University a plus, but not required.
Skills and Abilities
*  Previous supervisory experience and proven ability to manage teams of faculty and staff in order to build consensus and to implement projects on-time and within budget. 
*  Demonstrated ability to manage and report on complex budgets.  Extensive familiarity with a range of database, spreadsheet, word processing and Web design software packages. 
*  Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive material. Ability to put skills and abilities to effective and creative use within a high demand, high profile working environment. 
*  Excellent communication skills and organizational ability, particularly editorial and writing skills.
*  Knowledge of one or more of the following: Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean (both language and culture) and ability to travel to East Asia and domestic meetings three or four times a year.

The position is posted here: 65850BR and more information can be found here:

Candidates with questions may email

Open until filled
May 25, 2021

Bennington College: Assistant Director of Academic Services and Student Grants Counselor

Bennington College is pleased to invite applications for an Assistant Director of Academic Services and Students Grants Counselor to join the dynamic and highly collaborative Academic Services team in their ongoing work to help students develop the habits of mind that contribute to success in their academic lives at Bennington and beyond. Rooted in an abiding faith in the talent, imagination, and responsibility of the individual, Bennington College empowers students to pursue and shape their own intellectual inquiries. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College, the Assistant Director of Academic Services and Student Grants Counselor will work, primarily, in a student advising capacity, serving as the sole point-person for students interested in pursuing locally- and nationally-competitive grants and fellowships, as well as providing general academic support to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Key responsibilities include:
 * Advise students regarding the availability, eligibility criteria and application processes of locally- and nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships
*  Support students in all aspects of developing grant and fellowship proposals and applications, including the in-house processes (recruitment, vetting, assessment, etc.)
 * Model project development strategies and provide significant instruction/feedback on students’ written materials
* Provide general advising on all academic issues including (but not limited to): course registration, reduced course load, leaves of absence, course withdrawal, transfer credits, concerns about in-class performance or attendance, changing advisors, academic standing, accessing accommodations
* Collaborate with faculty advisors and other colleagues across campus to support students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years, including advising students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation
* Support students in the development of organizational, time management, and self-advocacy skills

General qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience working directly with young people in an educational or non-profit setting.  An advanced degree is preferred.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication, as well as the ability to develop students’ writing skills in support of their fellowship applications. Of equal importance is a demonstrated ability to foster positive working relationships with students and colleagues and the ability to achieve goals through collaboration and teamwork. Candidates must have sound problem solving and keen decision-making skills, possess excellent cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to be flexible and creative in a fast-paced environment with ability to juggle multiple, changing tasks and demands. A commitment to inclusive and equitable advising practices that foster the principles of social justice and a sense of belonging is essential. The position requires successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply. 

The College

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities.  Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.

To apply, please go to: Assistant Director of Academic Services and Student Grants Counselor at Bennington College (

Open until filled
April 28, 2021

Tulane University - Director of Fellowship Advising

The Director of Fellowship Advising provides leadership for Fellowship Advising at Tulane; identifies, recruits, mentors and advises candidates for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships; and expands the profile and reach of the office on campus. The Director reports to the Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Associate Dean for Advising, Career and Athletic Academic Service and Summer School, and works closely with campus partners such as Academic Advising, Career Services, Office of Study Abroad, Center for Academic Equity, Office of Undergraduate Research, and specialized undergraduate Scholar cohorts like Newcomb Scholars and the Altman Program. The Director works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators at Newcomb-Tulane College and at the individual schools to recruit a strong, inclusive and diverse pool of applicants for awards. The Director advances Newcomb-Tulane College's core mission of fostering an outstanding academic experience for undergraduates by raising the profile of the Office of Fellowship Advising and promoting fellowship opportunities widely. The Director is well-informed and up-to-date with best practices and policies in the field. The Director serves as the institutional representative for Tulane University to the organizations and foundations that award nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. The Director represents Tulane nationally as a member of National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent oral, written and, interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to initiate and carry out programs and plans.
Ability to advise students on nationally competitive scholarships.
Ability to lead and collaborate effectively with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to work toward deadlines.
Detail oriented; strong analytical skills.
Ability to supervise and manage staff.
Proficient in standard applications (Word, Excel, Access)
Required Education and/or Experience
Master's degree in liberal arts or science field
No less than 5 years of teaching, program administration or academic advising experience at the university level
Experience coordinating the fellowships process and/or experience advising students for nationally competitive scholarships like the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes and Truman Scholarships.
Preferred Qualifications
Terminal degree, such as a PhD

To apply, please go to: Tulane Staff Positions

April 30, 2021
April 26, 2021

Rollins College - Director of Fellowships Advising

Rollins College, a Fulbright top-producing institution, seeks a Director of Fellowships Advising. The Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships coordinates student applications for fellowships, scholarships, awards, and prizes requiring university nomination, review, or endorsement. It also strives to ensure that applicants from Rollins are well-rounded scholars who will successfully meet any challenges they will encounter in the application process.

The Director will oversee all operations in the Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships and prepare Rollins students and alumni to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising in the College of Liberal Arts, the Director will recruit, advise, and mentor applicants for competitive external fellowships and scholarships, and guide them through the application process from beginning to end. The Director will also coordinate a college-wide committee comprised of faculty and staff from all academic units of Rollins College. This committee will assist with mock interviews, vet applicants, and promote the functions of the Office. In addition to working closely with the committee, the Director will collaborate with multiple areas of the College, including the Center for Career & Life Planning, the Tutoring & Writing Center, International Programs, the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, as well as with academic departments and our faculty.

Other duties for the Director include maintaining assessment data, organizing events and outreach to students, and working with faculty to identify potential scholarship and fellowship applicants from the entire student body, with special focus on students from underrepresented groups. The Director will also develop and teach courses aimed at helping students with personal statement writing, interview skills, as well as navigating the fellowships application process.

For the ninth year running, Rollins has been named a top producer of Fulbright Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. To learn more, please visit:

Total Compensation Package:
Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring:
*  5 Weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)
*  11 Paid Holidays plus College Closure Days
*  Comprehensive Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
*  100% Funded Health Reimbursement Account
*  100% Long and Short Term Disability
*  Employer Retirement Contribution
*  Award-Winning Wellness Program
*  FREE On-Site Parking
*  Discounted Meal Plan
*  FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
*  FREE Full Tuition Waiver for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents
Qualifications and Skills Required:
 *  Master’s required, PhD or other terminal degree preferred
*  Commitment to diversity and inclusion
*  Experience with fellowships application process and student advisement
*  Experience with mentoring college/university students
*  Creative problem-solver
*  Organized / strong time-management skills
*  Savvy at leveraging technology to communicate with students and maximize limited resources
*  Ability to bridge academic silos and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
*  Ability to train and mentor faculty and staff members of committee
*  External facing presence to recruit students, and establish and cultivate pipelines of applicants  through collaboration with student organizations
*  Ability to work with Advancement and Marketing
Work Environment:
Campus-based position working in an office environment.
To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:
Cover letter that includes a statement on how you would increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in the fellowships application process, Resume. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Our Values:
Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

Open until filled
April 10, 2021

High Point University - Director of Fellowships and Awards

The Director will work closely with campus partners to support High Point University students in their pursuit of distinguished national scholarships and awards. This is an Open Rank faculty position reporting to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

· Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree in their discipline and direct administrative experience with awards and applications of this type.
Experience and Training
· Candidates should have extensive academic or applicable administrative experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a successful record of mentoring students for fellowships/awards; familiarity with best practices for supporting student postgraduate applications.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
· Skills in leadership, collaboration, and oral and written
· Faculty status will be considered for qualified candidates interested in maintaining a minimal teaching commitment.


The Director will successfully identify, recruit, mentor, and support undergraduate applicants for prestigious national and international scholarships and awards and expand the profile and reach of the office on campus. The Director will also coordinate the requisite advisory committees composed of faculty scholarship contacts and relevant university personnel. Other vital responsibilities include educating faculty and staff throughout campus about available scholarships; maintaining the office’s website; maintaining institutional records of applicants and their success; and organizing events to honor students receiving awards associated with the office. Due to the seasonal timing and externally-set deadlines of the fellowship process, the successful Director will be able to demonstrate successful time management and a high degree of flexibility and adaptability in their schedule.

At High Point University the faculty and staff are devoted to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. High Point University is a God, family and country school.

High Point University does not sponsor H1-B Visas. High Point University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses. The University considers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core component of our mission and encourages all applicants to apply.

Please attach the following required application materials in the Faculty Application Documents Upload section of the online application. To apply, you may visit .

Required Applications Materials
· Letter of Interest addressing the job responsibilities and requirements, including applicants experience with national fellowships and awards
· Curriculum vitae
· Names and contact information for three references

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Open until filled
April 7, 2021

University of South Carolina – National Fellowships Coordinator (Graduate Students)

The National Fellowships Coordinator is a professional position in National Fellowships and Scholar Programs (NFSP), a unit in the South Carolina Honors College (SCHC). Staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with graduate students. The coordinator will create processes and perform a variety of duties in support of the recruitment and advisement of graduate students considering and applying for national fellowships and scholarships. The coordinator will facilitate recruitment and promotion efforts, conduct workshops, provide individual advising and assist in program development and administration. As a staff member in a multi-function unit, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of USC’s academically talented students and to support the academic mission of the University.

Duties will include Identifying and recruiting outstanding graduate students who have the potential to win national fellowships; collecting and analyzing data and materials; and, serving as liaison between National Fellowships and Honors advisors, and other campus partners. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with NFSP and SCHC colleagues, the Graduate School staff, Office of Research, SAM, other key partner offices on campus, faculty and staff serving on NFSP advisory and scholarship committees and external fellowship communities.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree and 1 year related experience or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Prior advising with post-secondary high ability students; an understanding of the flow, structure, and nuances of graduate education; and a working knowledge of national fellowship competitions.


Excellent written and oral communication skills, exercise good judgment and discretion, and be able to work courteously with diverse groups. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and maintain confidentiality. Strong computer skills, research skills, presentation skills, and good problem solving skills. Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret information accurately are critical. The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member is essential. This position requires knowledge of best practices for advising and student services.

Salary: $37,913 or above, based on years of experience

For additional information and to apply, please visit:

April 25, 2021
April 7, 2021

University of South Carolina – National Fellowships Advisor (Undergraduates)

The National Fellowships Advisor is a professional position in National Fellowships and Scholar Programs (NFSP), a unit in the South Carolina Honors College (SCHC). Staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with high ability students. The coordinator will perform a variety of duties in support of the recruitment and advisement of students considering and applying for national fellowships and scholarships with a focus on first time student advisees and national fellowship competitions for first- and second-year students. The coordinator provides individual advising and assists in program development and administration. As a staff member in a multi-function unit, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of USC’s academically talented students and to support the academic mission of the University.

Duties will include advising students throughout the entire process of considering and applying for various national fellowships and scholarships; identifying and recruiting first and second year students who have the potential to win national fellowships; collecting and analyzing data and materials; serving as liaison between National Fellowships and Honors advisors, University Advising Center and Capstone Scholars program. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with NFSP and SCHC colleagues, key partner offices on campus, faculty and staff serving on NFSP advisory and scholarship committees, and with our external fellowship communities.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree and 1 year related experience or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Prior advising with post-secondary high ability students, working knowledge of national fellowship competitions.


Excellent written and oral communication skills, exercise good judgment and discretion, and be able to work courteously with diverse groups. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and maintain confidentiality. Strong computer skills, research skills, presentation skills, and good problem solving skills. Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret information accurately are critical. The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member is essential. This position requires knowledge of undergraduate advising practices and student services.

Salary: $37,913 or above, based on years of experience

For additional information and to apply, please visit:

April 25, 2021
March 26, 2021
University of Mississippi - Assistant Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement
This position assists the Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement with the daily departmental activities. The incumbent actively recruits, mentors, advises and supports candidates for a variety of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining campus-wide outreach to students and faculty, managing programming, and assisting with the University’s participation in national scholarship competitions.
Examples of Work Performed
*  Promotes and raises awareness of nationally competitive scholarship opportunities across campus through information sessions, events, print and web materials, social media, and presentations to classes and student groups.
*  Designs targeted outreach campaigns to recruit diverse applicants.
*  Manages and maintains a comprehensive database of potential, current, and former candidates.
*  Disseminates clear information about campus and (inter)national application processes.
*  Collaborates with key campus partners to connect students with resources.
*  Tracks incoming scholarship materials (i.e. transcripts, waivers, letters of recommendation) and communicate with applicants about their status.
*  Promotes student development through individual advising, outreach, resources, workshops and information sessions.
*  Provides professional-level writing support through workshops, peer-writing groups, and one-on-one consultations.
*  Collects and analyzes data to measure the effectiveness of various aspects of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement.
*  Maintains Office of National Scholarship Advisement website and online resources for students.
*  Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
1.  Assists Director with the daily operations of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement and the implementation of program initiatives.
2.  Provides national scholarship and fellowship student advisement.
3.  Manages the University’s participation in national scholarship competitions and related competition cycles.
4.  Facilitates communication, outreach, and data management for national scholarship programs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience related to the above-described duties.
Teaching experience preferred.
Substitution Statement:  Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

For additional information and to apply, please visit:

Open until filled
March 26, 2021

George Mason University - Assistant Director of Graduate Fellowships

The George Mason University, Office of Undergraduate Education invites applications for an Assistant Director of Graduate Fellowships. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

The Mission of Undergraduate Education is to provide all students with a quality, engaging undergraduate education that gives them the tools to be Engaged Citizens and Well-Rounded Scholars who are Prepared to Act. Undergraduate Education manages the Undergraduate and Mason Core Curriculum, Academic Advising, and the Mason Impact initiatives.

Position Summary:
The Office of Fellowships aims to raise the academic profile of Mason and its students by encouraging talented graduate students to explore fellowship opportunities and resources available to advance their academic and professional goals. The Office is committed to inclusive excellence practices and specifically seeks to mentor underrepresented students. The Office provides a supportive and friendly environment for students with a strong focus on mentoring and cultivating academic excellence.


The Assistant Director (AD) of Graduate Fellowships will be responsible for working across academic units to advise and support academic units and individual graduate students in identifying and securing funding to support graduate coursework and research. The AD will be responsible for implementing the vision and goals of the Office of Fellowships at the graduate level. Detailed duties are as follows:

*  Support the overall management of the Office of Fellowships and collaborate with the fellowships team;
*  Raise campus awareness of graduate funding opportunities through info sessions, unit visits, faculty meetings, and participation in student events and activities;
*  Advise, mentor, and support graduate students pursuing external fellowship funding;
*  Work directly with graduate education, graduate programs and faculty advisors to organize workshops and developmental programming to help graduate students apply for fellowships;
*  Manage recruitment, outreach, and program administration for graduate fellowship opportunities such as the Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research award, the DOD SMART award, the Fulbright US Student Program, the Critical Language Scholarship, and National Science Foundation awards, among many others;
*  Assist the Director of Fellowships in managing workflow and serving as a liaison to the graduate personal statement specialists;
*  Support the Office of Fellowships’ social justice and inclusive excellence commitment to recruit from underrepresented (first generation, minority, LGBTQ+, veteran, low-income) student populations and encourage these students’ professional development;
*  Participate in the national conversation on graduate fellowships and graduate education through participation in the National Association of Fellowship Advisors network, by presenting at national conferences and working directly with funding organizations.

Required Qualifications:

*  Master’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
*  Strong understanding of the graduate school (master’s and doctorate) experience for students;
*  Familiarity with funding mechanisms for graduate students, including but not limited to, nationally competitive scholarships and awards;
*  Experience supporting/advising underrepresented graduate student populations, commitment to inclusive excellence advising practices;
*  Experience with grants administration, specifically in STEM fields;
*  Willingness to work collaboratively with a small team and across campus offices;
*  Strong organizational/event planning skills;
*  Excellent public speaking skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  PhD

For additional information and to apply, please visit:

April 25, 2021
March 23, 2021

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Associate Director

Embry-Riddle’s Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, which just celebrated its second anniversary, is hiring an Associate Director who will assist with ongoing outreach, recruitment, and applicant support for nationally competitive scholarships. We seek a creative and organized person with strong interpersonal skills to effectively support scholar development and national fellowships advising. Strong candidates will have experience with academic advising, providing feedback on student writing, and/or working with underrepresented and historically marginalized groups in higher education. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. For additional information and to apply, please visit the job posting.

April 11, 2021
March 15, 2021

Binghamton University - Assistant Director of the External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center

Job Description:
The External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center is a nexus for academic excellence and high-impact learning practices. We work will all units across the University to meet our strategic priorities to increase research experiences, deepen experiential learning, and enable our students to win national awards. The Assistant Director will play a key role in overseeing our programs and imagining our future trajectories. The Assistant Director will advise undergraduate students, manage office staff members, and provide oversight for the Center’s program. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to maintain office programs, enhance the office’s capacity, develop, and promote new undergraduate research opportunities.

Duties include:

•       Recruit and assist undergraduates and graduate students in identifying and applying to external funding opportunities
•       Recruit and assist undergraduate students to find and apply for internal and external research opportunities
•       Serve as campus representative and advisor for national awards such as Carnegie Junior Fellows, Gaither, Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall and Gates-Cambridge, and assist with others, including Fulbright, Goldwater, and Critical Languages Scholarship
•       Co-coordinate the annual Summer Scholars and Artists Program with Director
•       Coordinate and administer numerous on-campus awards, such as the Undergraduate Research Award, the Conference Presentation Fund, and President’s Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence
•       Coordinate the student poster session in our University-wide Research Days
•       Assist with planning and implementation of Alpenglow: Binghamton University’s Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
•       Support recruitment, enrollment and opportunities for students in our first-year research immersion program, the Source Project
•       Assist with maintaining the office’s searchable scholarships database, SOAR, and research opportunities database CROP
•       Plan and implement the annual President’s Award Luncheon
•       Assist in maintaining our website, social media accounts, and other promotional activities
•       Coordinate, develop and implement outreach activities to inform faculty, staff, current and prospective students about programs and opportunities available through the office
•       Give presentations to incoming freshmen and other student groups
•       Coordinate preparation of annual report and assist in strategic planning for the office
•       Recruit, hire and oversee undergraduate and graduate assistants
•       Assist with recruitment and oversight of faculty fellows
•       Supervise the office’s administrative assistant

o       Master's or other advanced degree
o       Minimum of 3-5 years in higher education or similar work environment
o       Commitment to advising students in ways that will enhance their learning and development
o       Ability to work with students on writing assignments, including personal and research statements for academic awards
o       Superior public speaking and presentation skills
o       Ability to maintain confidentiality
o       Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, stay organized, and meet deadlines
o       Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors
o       Ability to work independent and exercise sound judgement, and ability to work in teams
o       Ability to manage staff members
o       Fluency with Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, Google Drive and associated applications
Preferred qualifications:
o       Research experience
o       Quantitative literacy
o       Academic advising, writing support or teaching at the undergraduate level
o       Experience with database querying software such as SAAS or Hyperion
o       Familiarity with higher education applications such as Campus Labs products (B-Engaged), Brightspace, Banner

For more details and to apply, see: Binghamton University Job Posting: Assistant Director of the External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center (

March 22, 2021
March 12, 2021

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Director, National & International Fellowships

The Director of National and International Fellowships serves as the University of Nebraska- Lincoln institutional representative for national scholarship involvement, providing both direct support to students in the application process and overseeing internal campus procedures required by national competitions. Operating within University Career Services in collaboration with staff who support undergraduate career development efforts, the Director actively collaborates with other campus partners to cultivate and support student applicants from across the university community. Collaboration will include developing relationships with campus partners who serve first generation and other historically underrepresented student populations, honors programs, intercultural and education abroad participants, among others.

Integral to the work is direct relationship building with students, supporting their applications by providing timely and appropriate written and oral feedback which helps students grow and strengthens the competitiveness of their applications. The Director coordinates internal endorsement and selection committee efforts, including collaborating with faculty and academic leaders to identify faculty participants for committee service. To effectively recruit and promote scholarship opportunities to a variety of students of different backgrounds and strengths, the Director will conduct workshops, seminars, and information sessions, develop appropriate supporting materials, and hold mock interviews with students to prepare for various competitions.

As a staff member in a multi-function unit, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of UNL’s academically motivated students and to support the academic mission of the University.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications
Master’s degree plus three years of experience providing constructive feedback on student work or equivalent. Must have excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Must be able to understand the specialized requirements of proposal writing and personal essay writing associated with nationally competitive competitions. Must have experience providing individuals with clear and helpful feedback on multiple drafts of application materials. Must have experience supporting diverse students in their academic achievements. Must have experience collaborating with campus partners including, faculty, chairs, and deans. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Preferred Qualifications
Five or more years of experience providing feedback and guidance on competitive fellowship and/or graduate application processes or related preferred. Working knowledge of national fellowship competitions and/or graduate school preparation helpful.
Open until filled
March 10, 2021

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Assistant Director of National and International Scholarship Programs

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Assistant Director of National and International Scholarship Programs in the Center for Advising & Academic Services. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.

The Assistant Director will advise students in preparation for applying to nationally and internationally competitive scholarship opportunities. This position will be responsible for the advertising and recruiting segment of the scholarship portfolio, in addition to the coordination of faculty/staff campus committees and participation in scholarship committee interview panels.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information,

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

· Advise undergraduate freshman and sophomore students regarding opportunities available during the undergraduate experience that help them prepare to be competitive candidates for nationally and internationally competitive awards, including academic coursework, research opportunities, professional and leadership opportunities, community and campus service experience, and personal growth.

· Advise undergraduate junior and senior students and recent alumni regarding nationally and internationally competitive scholarship opportunities available to support postgraduate educational opportunities, including for graduate study, research, internships, and teaching English abroad.

· Exercise independent judgment of candidate qualifications and application materials in order to review and provide feedback to student applicants regarding the intellectual, biographical, and personal content of scholarship application biographical forms and essays, including feedback on the substance and quality of writing.

For full details please go to: Job Details: Assistant Director, National and International Scholarships Program - Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (143322) (

Required education, experience, and qualifications:
· Master's degree or JD.
· Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously with little supervision.
· Experience collaborating effectively with students and faculty.
Preferred education, experience, and qualifications:
· PhD preferred.
· Experience working with students.
· Experience working with foundations or agencies that award scholarships.
· Experience working with key issues related to teaching, mentoring and advising high-achieving, motivated young scholars especially those from diverse backgrounds.
· Previous international and research experience.

For full details please go to: Job Details: Assistant Director, National and International Scholarships Program - Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (143322) (

For full consideration, materials should be received by March 30, 2021. Application materials should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, names, and contact information for three references, including email and telephone numbers. Candidates may create a profile through The Job ID is 143322 and the search number is A2100083. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may be conducted prior to the close of the search. However, no hiring decision will be made until after the close of the search.

March 30, 2021
March 10, 2021

Harvard University - Associate Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) seeks an experienced writing specialist to serve as the Associate Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center in the newly established Fellowships & Writing Center (FWC), which is part of GSAS’s Office of Academic Programs. The new Center helps GSAS students excel as writers in all aspects of their graduate career, whether conducting early research, preparing journal articles, or writing proposals for prestigious grants.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center, with a secondary reporting line to the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, primary duties and responsibilities include working with students seeking help with their writing, overseeing the writing specialists who support this work, and collaborating with the Executive Director to support the instructional activities and outreach programs of the Center (e.g. writing workshops, writing groups, practice oral presentations).

For more information, please view the job ad. For questions about the position, please contact Jeannette Miller, Executive Director of the FWC.    

Open until filled
March 3, 2021

Clemson University - Assistant Director - Office of Major Fellowships,

The Office of Major Fellowships seeks an Assistant Director to continue developing the Office's breadth and visibility across Clemson's campus. Since opening in July 2018, the office has grown tremendously and we are fortunate to now be an independent department, though we maintain close relationships with the Honors College, Clemson Abroad, and many other campus partners. The Assistant Director will be dedicated to fellowships-related work, with minimal non-fellowships advising duties, and will have a significant voice in molding the position, as well as launching new initiatives and programming as the office continues to shape its long-term vision. Therefore, strong interpersonal communication skills as well as excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills are a must. Compensation will be in the low-50s.

Perform professional duties related to the Office of Major Fellowships (OMF), focused primarily on identifying and advising high-performing and high-potential college students seeking major fellowships. Performs recruitment and outreach to key constituencies. Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years experience working with high performing students.

Master's Degree and experience working in a fellowships office. Knowledge of major fellowships.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Standard Hrs: 37.5

For complete information please go to Job opening 104882 at: Careers (

March 17, 2021
March 2, 2021

UNC Charlotte - Scholars Advisor

The Honors College at UNC Charlotte seeks a Scholars Advisor to advise students in the University Honors Program (UHP), merit scholars, and undergraduates from across the university seeking nationally and internationally competitive awards and fellowships. The Scholars Advisor will also have teaching responsibilities in the Honors College.

Responsibilities include: Providing academic advising for the University Honors Program and merit scholars at UNC Charlotte; collaborating with Executive Director and faculty fellows to shape and support merit scholars programs; disseminating information about nationally and internationally competitive awards and fellowships and advising academically motivated students from across the university as they pursue these opportunities; recruiting and selecting students for honors and merit scholarship programs; teaching four credits of lower division coursework each semester in the Honors College.

The position is part of a team of administrators, staff, and faculty both in and beyond the Honors College, advancing opportunities for academically motivated undergraduates. Full posting at: All candidates are subject to a criminal background check. 

UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA).  

March 22, 2021
February 15, 2021

Johns Hopkins University - Assistant Director, Scholars

General Summary:  

The Scholars & Fellows Programs (SFP) is seeking a creative and organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills to provide support for scholar development and nationally competitive fellowships advising within a complex office focused on academic and intellectual engagement for Johns Hopkins students. The Assistant Director will contribute to the SFP mission of empowering students by conducting outreach to and advising for Kessler Scholars, Baltimore Scholars and national fellowships programs (e.g. Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Mitchell, Gates, Churchill, Truman, Beinecke, and Udall). The ideal candidate will have a strong personal background in understanding the lived experiences of first-generation college students and underrepresented students (e.g., limited-income students, students of color, undocumented students, etc.) 

Within the new SFP team, advising focuses on students’ intellectual wayfinding and, in the context of fellowships advising, intense and iterative feedback meant to push applicants to high levels of reflection and expressive competence. All students in the two cohort-based scholars’ programs are also part of a recently established advising/coaching program at JHU, which provides them with a steady resource throughout the undergraduate experience. The advising/coaching program supports scholars in proactive academic planning and year-round proactive holistic guidance. The formation of the SFP team is part of a broad initiative to support highly talented and motivated first-generation, limited-income (FLI) students at Johns Hopkins University.  

The Assistant Director of Scholars & Fellows reports to the Director for Scholars & Fellows within the Center for Student Success.  

Essential Job Functions:  

*  Applicants must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of and experience with cohort-based student programs and nationally competitive fellowships either as an advisor, recipient or participant is highly desired. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
*  Provide opportunities in advising scholars and fellowships applicants for self-reflection, helping students develop a strong understanding of their strengths, the multiple pathways and opportunities to realize their ambitious goals, the value of a liberal arts education, and what it means to lead through service. Prepare advisees for post-graduation, utilizing faculty and alumni mentors, Life Design and SFP resources 
*  Fellowship Advisor for undergraduate awards 
*  Advise fellowships applicants in all application processes, with special attention geared toward first and second-year students and underrepresented students 
*  Advertise fellowship and scholarship opportunities to target populations  
*  Conduct information session and workshops 
*  Administer the Hopkins application processes for national fellowships such the Boren, Truman, and Udall, among others 
*  Participate in, and coordinate where needed, selection committees and mock interviews as part of the Hopkins fellowship application process  
*  Program Lead for cohort-based scholars programs 
*  Advise Kessler and Baltimore Scholars and develop with each advisee an ongoing discussion about their scholar experience, identity, and goals; advise fellowships applicants in all application processes 
*  Create and advise the student advisory group for both Baltimore Scholars and Kessler Scholars 
*  Serve as a liaison with other programs, offices, and departments at Hopkins to support students and accomplish program objectives 
*  Assist the Director in coordinating the recruitment and selection process for Kessler Scholars 
*  Assist the Director, by serving as a liaison between faculty mentors and scholars, scheduling campus meetings and assisting in scheduling programming events for scholars  
*  Develop and implement meaningful programming for Scholars within each program and across programs  
*  Develop, coordinate and advise on policies related to the Baltimore Scholars program 
*  Manage Kessler and Baltimore Scholars press releases  
*  Attend and contribute to the Kessler Collaborative Programming team meetings and agendas 
*  Coordinate Communications and Marketing 
*  With the SFP team, promote Kessler Scholars, Baltimore Scholars and National Fellowships Program’s participants 
*  Manage the SFP social media accounts 
*  Assist in maintaining the SFP programs’ webpages 
 *  Conduct outreach to SFP alumni 
*  Assessment and Evaluation 
*  Collaborate with Success Coach/Academic Advisors (SCAA) to analyze student data, and communicate with students regarding registration, grades, and graduation 
*  Administer timely surveys and focus groups to solicit feedback from students, alumni, and faculty 
*  Compile response data and create periodic reports for internal and external stakeholders 


Master’s degree required. 


Three to five years related experience required. Related experience may include experience advising students about national fellowships; experience teaching at the college level; experience advising undergraduates, either academic or career. Knowledge of a wide variety of different academic fields and of research practices specific to different academic fields is needed. Knowledge of strategic planning, counseling and research needed to support students within historically underserved populations is essential. The candidate should also demonstrate ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from all backgrounds to promote equity and access, foster inclusion, and effect positive change. 

Preferred: Experience working, studying or conducting research abroad. 

For complete information please go to: Assistant Director, Scholars (

Open until filled
February 6, 2021

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Program Associate, Graduate Advisement

The Associate, Graduate Advisement will be part of a dynamic advising team and will lead comprehensive initiatives to support scholars in their graduate and post-graduate careers. The Program Associate will plan and execute the Cooke Graduate Award selection processes; promote and support scholars applying to graduate programs and nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and postgraduate opportunities; and provide advising resources to Cooke Graduate scholars through a wide range of strategies.

Principal responsibilities include managing the selection and notification process for the Cooke Graduate Award, including promoting the opportunity to the Cooke community, overseeing the internal review process, making recommendations on finalists to the senior leadership team, and facilitating the onboarding process for selected scholars.  Additionally, the Associate will develop and promote informative resources, events, and tools to assist scholars directly and through the educational advising team to apply competitively for graduate programs and selective fellowships, scholarships, and postgraduate opportunities; serve as the main point of contact for Cooke Graduate Scholars; review requests for program changes and extensions, and make recommendations to the program manager based on Foundation policies; and respond to individual advising inquiries from Cooke Graduate Scholars and alumni on academic and career matters.

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree and three or more years of experience with increasing responsibility in undergraduate or graduate student advising. Candidates should have demonstrated familiarity with nationally competitive fellowships and top-tier graduate programs. Some career advising is desired.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: Program Associate, Graduate Advisement - Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (

Open until Filled
February 6, 2021

Pennsylvania State University - Dean, Schreyer Honors College

The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Dean of the Schreyer Honors College. Penn State is the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and comprises the University Park campus, where the administrative offices of the Schreyer Honors College are located, and 24 other campuses throughout the state. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University, the Dean is a member of the University’s Academic Leadership Council and the University Park Council of Academic Deans. The Dean is responsible for planning, budgeting, student recruitment and retention, fundraising, and the quality of teaching and learning experienced by students in the College and the Presidential Leadership Academy.

The College was founded in 1997 with a generous gift of $30 million from benefactors William A. and Joan L. Schreyer that transformed the highly successful University Scholars Program into a prominent honors college. In 2006, an additional gift of $25 million was presented by the Schreyer family and today, more than 15,000 alumni have graduated from Schreyer. Drawing upon select faculty from across the University who offer small classes and seminars, the Schreyer Honors College provides students with extensive opportunities for undergraduate research, study abroad, professional internships, alumni mentoring, and a national forum for innovation and best practices in learning methods.

Each year, the College receives more than 4,000 applications for 300 first-year student slots, and there is an additional admission option for continuing Penn State students. Overall, there are nearly 2,000 students enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College, representing 3% of Penn State’s undergraduate population. The Schreyer Honors College employs 29 full-time staff members, and the 2020-21 operating budget is approximately $2 million. The current value of the endowment for the Schreyer Honors College is $132,870,120.

The Schreyer Honors College seeks a Dean who can lead effectively and manage a college that is a multidisciplinary, multi-campus center of undergraduate academic excellence. The Dean must have the ability to articulate and implement a vision for honors education; prior experience in academic leadership with supervision of personnel and the responsibility for strategic management of programs and resources; a clear and demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that aligns with the University’s mission of public service; an ability to inspire the Schreyer Honors College community to expand their knowledge and understanding in a global perspective; a commitment to innovative approaches to enrich student lives in and out of the classroom; strong consensus building and interpersonal skills; an ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies within the university community and with external stakeholders, including donors and alumni; an earned terminal degree; an outstanding record of teaching and research; and, credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor.

The full position profile is available at: psu-honorsdean-pd.pdf (

The University, through the Provost, has retained Storbeck Search, a national executive search consulting firm, to assist in this search. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and application material, including a letter of interest addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references, should be forwarded in confidence to:

Steve Leo, Partner
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in
accordance with University policies. Final candidates for the position will
be required to complete a full background check process, including education,
employment, and criminal as appropriate.

The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all
qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status.

Open until filled
January 19, 2021

Barnard College – Associate Director for Fellowships

Reporting to the Director of Advising and Programs at Beyond Barnard, the Associate Director provides advising and mentoring to support students and alumnae in their applications for competitive international and domestic fellowships. The position entails the creation and delivery of presentations and resources on best practices for applying to fellowships, and the cultivation of relationships with internal stakeholders and external fellowship communities. The Associate Director also advises students and alumnae on basic career development topics and graduate school application processes. The incumbent provides guidance and administrative support for Beyond Barnard initiatives as part of a collaborative Advising & Programs team, and contributes to Barnard committees and in nomination processes for internal and external awards as appropriate.

Essential Duties

1. Provide one-on-one advising to students across all majors and years regarding fellowships, research, basic career development skills, graduate school applications, and other related topics; design and execute programs and presentations in these same topic areas.
2. Serve as Beyond Barnard’s go-to source of information about competitive national and international fellowships, as well as application best practices for a range of graduate school programs.
3. Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, department chairs, student organizations, and other on-campus stakeholders to identify students interested in fellowships; promote fellowship advising and create programming and resources to prepare students for applications; manage Barnard’s competitive fellowships database.
4. Coordinate or co-coordinate the nomination process for a portfolio of domestic and international competitive fellowships and scholarships as well as for Barnard-specific awards. Expand partnerships with fellowship and scholarship organizations; identify new programs and areas of growth where Barnard students can apply for opportunities.
5. Collaborate with offices across campus, including academic departments, to spearhead new undergraduate research initiatives and fellowship pipelines while bolstering existing programs.
6. Communicate information to students about fellowships and awards; post relevant opportunities in campus-wide Handshake system.
7. Partner with faculty to identify and cultivate promising students for fellowship opportunities, with special attention to ensuring that applications to fellowships reflect the diversity of Barnard students and alumnae.
8. Liaise as appropriate with the Committee on Honors, which is charged with selecting candidates for Barnard-specific, domestic, and international fellowships.
9. Support faculty, students, and alumnae involved in research programs, and identify areas where additional faculty, staff, student, and alumnae involvement might be appropriate.
10. Advance an inclusive culture of fellowship applications that emphasizes the value of applying to fellowships at all stages of academic and professional training, and that interlocks with Beyond Barnard’s commitment to recruiting applicants from across groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education.
11. Collaborate with pertinent offices to develop and coordinate an assessment plan related to research and fellowship advising.
12. Maintain active professional development.
13. Assume responsibility for special projects as assigned.
14. Additional duties as required.

Required Qualifications

*  M.A. required; a history of competitive fellowship success is preferred
*  Experience working one-on-one with students in an advising capacity required
*  Minimum 3 to 5 years of related/applicable work experience required, preferably in higher education, with background in academic advising, fellowship coaching, research, or related field.
*  Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

*  Knowledge of global competitive fellowships and their processes strongly preferred
*  Some experience having lived or worked abroad is a plus

Full details: Barnard College Applicant Portal | Associate Director for Fellowships

Open until filled
December 19, 2020

University of Pittsburgh – Dean of the University Honors College

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Honors College. The dean also holds the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Endowed Chair.

Reporting to Ann E. Cudd, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, the dean of the University Honors College is a prominent representative of the institution to the broader community. The dean leads a staff of motivated, dedicated individuals who are committed to the success of the University Honors College. At present, the Honors College has 15 staff members with four reporting directly to the dean. As an academic administrative leader on the campus, the Dean of the Honors College oversees an annual budget of $1.1M and is a member of the Council of Deans.

The dean develops and enhances programs, relationships, and partnerships that contribute to the success of Honors College students. There is wide latitude for creativity in implementing activities and opportunities and developing new programs. The dean must work inclusively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—many of whom feel a strong personal connection with the Honors College—to establish and implement a shared vision and to champion initiatives.

The successful dean must be unwaveringly committed to academic excellence and scholastic achievement, and must be able to collaborate successfully with a wide range of faculty and staff partners across campus. They must also have a strong commitment to the development of undergraduate students, a deep appreciation for research and scholarship across disciplines, and an openness to diverse methodological approaches and innovative pedagogies. Students will be best served if the Honors College is a hub for interactions across the campus, the city, and beyond. The incumbent should relish the opportunity to develop synergistic relationships and programs that enhance students’ educational experiences by cutting across traditional boundaries.

Full Details:

February 12, 2021