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November 18, 2021

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) - Communications and Outreach Manager

About the JobThe Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) is a nationalnonprofit that cultivates the next generations of diverse public service and internationalaffairs professionals by investing in their education, essential skills, and networks toeffect domestic and global change. Its flagship program is the Junior Summer Institute(JSI) a rigorous academic, fully-funded fellowship program for college students fromunderrepresented backgrounds. This position will be based at the Humphrey School ofPublic Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. The Humphrey Schoolbecame the host institution for the PPIA National Office on January 1, 2016.(

Position SummaryThe PPIA Communications and Outreach Manager reports directly to the executivedirector in a leadership role for PPIA. This position also works with JSI host directorsacross the country. The Communications and Outreach Manager coordinates and leadsorganization engagement with alumni, partners, and the press. This position works withall programs affiliated with PPIA. This is a 2-year full time position with an hourly pay range of$22.60 - $28.10. The anticipated start date is January 4, 2022.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: (Job ID 344706)

Open until filled
November 18, 2021

University of Notre Dame - Assistant Program Director

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships is seeking a highly motivated student support specialist who is passionate about promoting and supporting graduate students in applying for grants and fellowships. The Assistant Program Director will work with graduate students across all disciplines to identify funding opportunities, prepare proposals, and submit application materials following foundation guidelines. 

Salary Pay Range: up to $50,000

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit:

November 30, 2021
November 16, 2021

University of Texas at El Paso - Director of National and International Fellowships and Awards

The University of Texas at El Paso is hiring a Director of National and International Fellowships and Awards to lead its efforts in strengthening a culture of scholarship and increasing the number of high quality applicants for prestigious fellowships, scholarships and honors such as Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Schwartzman, Churchill, Fulbright, Udall, Gilman, Goldwater, Hertz, and Truman.  From education and awareness to mentoring and celebrating student success, the Director will be a champion for high-achieving students to successfully navigate through the many fellowship and scholarship opportunities available to them, including engaging faculty as mentors and panelists for the selection of students for these awards. 

Competitive applicants will have experience facilitating national and international fellowships, particularly those that require institutional endorsement.  The Director, a key member of the leadership team, will work collaboratively with the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in addition to national and international agencies, programs and organizations to meet the goal of increasing the number of applicants for prestigious fellowships and awards.

Salary: $86,400

Education: Master’s degree required

Those interested should visit the UTEP Human Resources Services Website to apply: UTEP.EDU/Employment and click Staff Employment (Job ID: 7011)

Open untill filled
November 6, 2021

Binghamton University - Research and Scholarship Advisor

Program Description:

The External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center supports students seeking research experiences and externally funded academic year, summer and post-baccalaureate opportunities. The Research and Scholarship Advisor will support historically underrepresented minority and first-generation students in these endeavors, as well as the student population at Binghamton more broadly. Students will include scholars in the federally funded program at Binghamton University, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program), a TRiO program aimed to prepare eligible participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. This program aims to increase attainment of doctorates by students from underrepresented groups within American society.The Research and Scholarship Advisor serves as a student advisor, program administrator and outreach and instruction coordinator, and reports to the Director. The approximate allocation of time is 50% Mentoring/Advising, 30% Administration and 20% Outreach. This is a full-time position.Responsibilities:•       Conducts advising sessions with individual students and identifies appropriate support services and opportunities.•       Creates a portfolio of appropriate internal and external research and scholarship opportunities and acts as primary advisor for several programs.•       Plans and implements program functions, including workshops about research and scholarly activities, summer internships, seminars and other educational activities designed to prepare participants for graduate school or career entry.•       Liaises with offices on campus that provide academic and career support for students, such as the Equal Opportunity Program, Student Support Services, Fleischman, Financial Aid, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Tutoring Center.•       Recruits students and conducts outreach for the office.•       Collects and evaluates data on program participants and program performance, including maintaining information on participant needs and progress.•       Compiles and submits data for U.S. Department of Education Annual Performance Report as well as other reports.•       Accompanies participants to annual research conferences as needed (two to four nights per trip).•       Administrative responsibilities as needed, such as purchasing, reimbursements, and coordinating student awards.•       Other related duties as assigned.Qualifications:•       Progress towards, or completion of, an advanced degree in any field (especially in science, technology, math, or the social sciences).•       Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or other research-based degree preferred.•       Experience with research at the college or post-graduate level.•       Experience advising or teaching students from first generation to college, low income, and historically underrepresented minority backgrounds.•       Strong organizational, oral, written and computer skills.•       Self-motivated and able to exercise independent judgment.•       Administrative experience preferred (especially in externally funded grant program administration and reporting).•       Valid Driver’s License.

Salary Range:  $45,000 - $50,000

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Job Posting: Research and Scholarship Advisor - Undergraduate Research Center and Office of External Scholarships (

Open until filled
November 4, 2021

Purdue University – Assistant Director, National and International Scholarships Office

The Assistant Director is responsible for administering the process for top students and alumni to pursue nationally competitive awards, providing clear direction and guidance for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Under the supervision of the NISO Director, they will manage the complex processes of student recruiting, advising, and application writing of nationally and internationally competitive scholarships for graduate study awards that require university endorsement as well as related awards. They will focus mainly on the Fulbright U.S. Student program while providing support for other award processes, collaborating with the director to advise applicants from across the complete spectrum of university disciplines, manage the process for selecting and notifying nominees, and develop nomination materials and supporting documents. (Note: the position is listed as a Senior Program Administration Specialist in the HR system.)For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: Senior Program Administration Specialist - Honors College (

Open until filled
October 26, 2021

Paul Quinn College – Special Assistant, Office of Prestigious Opportunities

Paul Quinn College (PQC) has been widely recognized as one of the most innovative small colleges in America. Founded in 1872, by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers, PQC is a private, four-year, faith-based, liberal arts-inspired Historically Black College. Located in southern Dallas, we proudly educate students of all races and socio-economic classes under the banner of our institutional ethos, WE over Me. Guided by our mission to create servant leaders and agents of change for the global marketplace, we are committed to providing a quality education that addresses the academic, professional, and social development of students.

For more information about Paul Quinn College, please visit

Position Overview

The Paul Quinn College Office of Prestigious Opportunities seeks a highly motivated innovator who is passionate about student development and program creation. The Special Assistant will report to the Director of the Office of Prestigious Opportunities and will design curriculum and programming for the Early Talent Identification Program (ETIP), as well as the collegiate scholars and honors programs. The Special Assistant is responsible for creating and executing this programming both during a student’s collegiate studies and in preparation for college graduation so that students are positioned for rigorous summer internship acceptance, corporate work placement and competitive job placement following graduation. The Special Assistant will ensure all Paul Quinn College Scholars graduate with jobs and/or with acceptance to the most prestigious scholarships/fellowships and graduate school programs in the country.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Provide academic & career advising to all Paul Quinn College Scholars and Honors College students.

  1. Provide general departmental leadership (departmental event/application calendar, curriculum & manual creation, scholar application management, scholar personality & strengths-based assessments, professional networking with local college and organizations and supervision of the students within the PQC Corporate Work Program).
  2. Manage the comprehensive delivery of the Scholar Mentoring Program. 
  3. Design K-12 and collegiate course curriculum to meet learning objectives.
  4. Assist with the comprehensive delivery of the Early Talent Identification Program (ETIP) program; both yearly online courses and the six-week summer courses.
  5. All other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the President, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, or the Chief of Staff.
Minimum Experience & Requirements
*  Bachelor’s degree in education, student development or communication.
*  Successful work experience in secondary/higher education, and/or in the nonprofit sector working in student-facing program-building & development.
*  Experience preparing students for competitive opportunities (scholarships, fellowships, job-placements and/or graduate school).
*  Experience managing and designing courses in the Canvas LMS.
*  Must be willing to work periodic evenings and weekends (2/month).
*  Familiar with the ASCA, NACE and NCDG frameworks for student development.
*  Familiarity with curriculum development/design.
*  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
Preferred Experience & Requirements
*  Master’s Degree in education, student development, school counseling or a related field is recommended.
*  Minimum three years of successful work experience in K-12 and in higher education.
*  Experience developing educational programming & career-readiness curriculums utilizing a standard LMS.
*  Proven experience developing K-12 curriculum and in K-12 school counseling or leadership.
*  Proven experience preparing students for entrance to competitive fellowships/scholarships and graduate school.
*  Involvement with youth (ages 17-24) from urban or low-income communities is a plus.
*  Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is helpful, but not required.  

Other Requirements

Paul Quinn College is an innovative institution with an “entrepreneurial DNA.” A successful candidate should demonstrate innovative thinking and complex problem-solving skills.

Candidates should exhibit self-drive and self-motivation. They must demonstrate above-average time management, organizational, writing and oral communication skills. They should be able to set goals and achieve them. The candidate must also possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet all required deadlines.

Paul Quinn College offers a competitive benefit package including PTO, Health, Vision and Dental Insurance and more.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Courtney Craig, Director for the Office of Prestigious Opportunities, at

Open until filled
October 21, 2021

Vanderbilt University – Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor

The Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor provides personalized support and guidance to Vanderbilt students and alumni pursuing prestigious external fellowships awards. This position will develop innovative recruitment strategies to encourage a diverse candidate pool; undertake campus outreach; develop and lead programs and workshops; advise and support students; and cultivate the creation of award pipelines in collaboration with campus stakeholders, including faculty, staff, academic programs, departments, and alumni. Vanderbilt’s Fellowships Team administers institutional nomination processes for the Beinecke, Boren, Churchill, DAAD, Freeman-ASIA, Fulbright, Gaither, Gilman, Goldwater, Luce, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Truman, Udall, and Yenching programs. The Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor will oversee nomination processes for several fellowships in alignment with their interests and experience, including the Fulbright US Student Program. 

The Vanderbilt Career Center serves undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to alumni (0-2 years) post-graduation. The Career Center also supports students, postdocs, and alumni pursuing prestigious fellowships and postgraduate study. The Center focuses on career exploration, providing opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities, including internships, career coaching, career courses, workshops, career panels, virtual and on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and industry-based Treks. The Center consists of a leadership team, a coaching team, fellowships and scholarships advising team, an employer relations team, and support staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

*  Fellowships Recruitment and Advising:
*  Raise awareness of fellowship opportunities, including application requirements, processes, and deadlines. 
*  Develop innovative recruitment strategies to identify candidates and build pipelines for specific awards. 
*  Design and deliver programs and presentations for faculty, departments, and student organizations. 
*  Provide 1:1 virtual and in-person coaching services and virtual drop-in sessions to support potential applicants, including discussion of relevant award opportunities and review of personal statements, statements of grant purpose, essays, resumes/CVs, and related materials. 

Fellowships Application Process Management:

*  Manage Vanderbilt’s institutional nomination processes, including submission of application materials according to foundation guidelines in collaboration with Fellowships Team. 
*  Establish advising committees, write and/or procure institutional endorsement letters from university administrators. 
*  As needed, provide feedback to a letter of recommendation writers. 
*  Oversee internal applicant tracking and facilitate communication via social media and drafting articles for publication about award recipients.

Relationship Development:

*  Cultivate relationships with campus stakeholders, including faculty, staff, departments, colleges, and schools to ensure cross-campus participation in the recruitment and mentoring of candidates
*  Identify selection committee members; providing nomination and endorsement materials. 
*  Develop and maintain relationships with external funding agencies and foundations, ensuring appropriate campus preparation and selection procedures.


*  Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years of experience in higher education student support services required. 
*  Experience in a fellowships office, writing center, career center, counseling center, or related role with administrative responsibilities is strongly preferred.
*  Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, international studies, or related field, and at least 1 year of experience as described above is preferred.
*  Knowledge of prestigious fellowships—particularly the Fulbright US Student Program—is required.
*  A proven record of advising and mentoring applicants, including evidence of intercultural communication abilities, is required.
*  Excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal, intercultural, presentation, editing, and English grammar skills are required.
*  The ability to work a flexible schedule that meets the needs and availability of fellowship applicants, including some evenings and occasional weekends, especially around major award deadlines, is required.
*  The ability to travel for conferences, events, and relationship development is required.
 *  Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is required.
*  Experience overseeing applicant cohorts (e.g. Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Gilman, Boren) in preparing and refining competitive award applications is preferred.
*  Experience supporting Posse, McNair, TRIO, and related populations is preferred. 
*  Strong initiative and time management, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously working independently, and as part of a team is necessary.
*  Excellent analytical skills are required.
*  International education experience (i.e., studying, interning, or working overseas; supporting international programs, study abroad, or international award programs) is strongly preferred.
*  Active engagement with NAFA and NAFSA, GCC, NCHC, or related professional organizations is strongly preferred.
*  Strong knowledge of aspects of professional development skills central to fellowships, including resume writing, interviewing, and supporting applicants in parallel career planning is strongly preferred. 
*  Knowledge of social media outreach promotion, communication, and presentation skills related to fellowships and international awards is preferred.
*  Demonstrated success in the program and/or project management for at least one year is preferred.

A full job description and application details can be found at: Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor - Vanderbilt University Careers (

Open until filled
October 20, 2021

Georgia State University – Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

The Honors College at Georgia State University offers talented and motivated undergraduate students the experience of a highly selective, small college combined with the breadth of programs and opportunities of a large, public research university in the heart of Atlanta. We are currently recruiting for an Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Coordinator.  This position will be housed within the Honors College in Centennial Hall, report to the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and collaborate closely with administrative, advising and events staff. The position is housed in the Honors College but supports all undergraduate students at Georgia State and alumni.

The Honors College is seeking a highly organized, student-focused individual with excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to advise a diverse student population, support the undergraduate research and fellowships office, and Honors College activities and special events. This role will assist in the recruitment and preparation of exceptional students to apply for competitive research and national award opportunities, promoting such opportunities through strategic and systematic outreach, providing substantial writing support, and organizing educational programming. Additionally, the Coordinator will manage and serve as the point-of-contact for Honors College-specific awards. Individual may perform related responsibilities as needed.

The scope of responsibility will include these specific duties/areas, but is not limited to the following:

*  Serve as point-of-contact for specific scholarships, including the Boren Scholarship, Critical
*  Languages Scholarship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Freeman-ASIA, Gates
*  Cambridge Scholarship, Gilman Scholarship, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, Research
*  Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), and the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes
*  Co-lead undergraduate research programs and initiatives with the Research Program Coordinator
*  Serve as point-of-contact for the Writing for National Awards Initiative
*  Coordinate application, review, award, and disbursement and reporting process for Honors College-specific scholarship and annual awards
*  Recruit and assist a diverse pool of students in the identification of relevant award opportunities
*  Assist in developing and identifying tools and resources to improve national award awareness, preparation and advising effectiveness
*  Develop and implement comprehensive outreach across academic units and campus clubs
*  Track national award applications and event outcomes, design evaluation tools and manage student-related data and forms
*  Develop, promote and deliver relevant educational programming (information sessions, national award workshops, and writing workshops)
*  Assist in publicizing and celebrating student achievements through appropriate channels, annual recognition event and in cooperation with Director of Communication and Honors staff

Salary range: $45,000 - $50,000

A full job description and application details can be found at: Job Description - Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (21001112) (

October 29, 2021
October 18, 2021

Brown University - Assistant Director, Fellowships and Post Graduate Opportunities

The Assistant Director of Fellowships plays a significant role in carrying out the work of the Brown Fellowships office. The office typically works with over 450 students a year who explore and apply for a range of national and international fellowships including the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman and Udall scholarships. The office emphasizes student learning and self-exploration, offering advising and writing support that invites students to notice, cultivate, and effectively articulate their curiosities and quests. 

The Assistant Director is responsible for contributing to strategic planning and the cultivation of the program’s mission to empower students to imagine and pursue creative possibilities for engagement beyond Brown. The position is responsible for student outreach, presentations and programming, advising, fellowship review and nomination processes, and the preparation of institution letters of nomination. The Assistant Director holds primary responsibility for advising on some fellowships, the selection of which is based on the incumbent’s academic background, expertise, and interests, as well as the needs of the office. The position will work with faculty review and selection committees as well as foundations. 

The Assistant Director will work with colleagues to design and implement effective strategies for outreach to and inclusion of specific student populations, including historically underrepresented students, first generation college students, those with high demonstrated financial need, and international students. They will also liaise with academic departments, programs, and centers and will work to inform and support faculty in their roles as advisors, recommenders, reviewers, evaluators, and mentors. The Assistant Director is responsible for programmatic assessment and record-keeping projects. The incumbent will co-supervise graduate students and coordinate other part-time fellowships advising support. The position may also support applicants for post-graduate opportunities in medicine through work with the Pre-Professional Advising team.


*  Master’s degree required or equivalent education and experience.
*  Three to five years’ related work experience such as college-level teaching or academic advising of undergraduates or graduate students.
*  Working knowledge of current fellowships application processes preferred.
*  Outstanding written and oral communication skills; effective presentation skills.
*  Demonstrated success in collaborative work with diverse faculty, students, and staff. 
*  Demonstrated experience advocating for and making change towards aspirational goals for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
*  Some experience with assessment and holistic review processes, or demonstrated commitment to assessment and gathering and acting on constituent feedback.
*  Requires superior judgment and discretion in handling FERPA-protected and confidential materials.  
*  The candidate must be committed to co-curricular endeavors and student empowerment, and have a holistic approach to advising and demonstrated commitment to gathering and acting on student feedback.
*  The candidate must be an experienced, excellent writer, with discriminating judgment in creating the tone and content of institutional letters.
*  The candidate must be able to function effectively under deadlines and be able to manage multiple time-sensitive demands simultaneously.

A full job description and application details can be found at: Assistant Director, Fellowships and Post Graduate Opportunities (

Open until filled
October 14, 2021

Grand Valley State University - Director, McNair Scholars Program (TRIO)

This position is responsible for all aspects of the McNair Scholars Program, including: program design and implementation, strategic planning and assessment, McNair Scholar recruitment and support, staff supervision and development, budget management, grant preparation, and federal reporting requirements. This role will design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives. Additionally, it will collaborate with GVSU TRIO program staff, the GVSU Office of Undergraduate Research, and University faculty partners.  It will serve as lead student advisor and has a strong interest in research and scholarship. Candidates with a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highly valued. This is a grant funded position.


*  Design, implement, supervise, and monitor program activities and outcomes in accordance with federal regulations and program objectives.
*  Oversee the McNair Scholar recruitment and selection process.
*  Provide supervision of professional, graduate and undergraduate staff.
*  Provide budget management for the program, including monitoring program budgets, budget planning and expenditures.
*  Execute the plan of operations per the grant’s guidelines. Lead and consult in the application and writing process of future GVSU McNair Scholars Program grants.
*  Maintain accurate data and documentation of all program participants and complete the *  *  *  *  Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education.
*  Advise prospective McNair Scholars and current McNair Scholars on research and scholarly opportunities.
*  Some travel, nights, and weekends required.
*  Other duties as assigned.
*  Master’s Degree in student affairs, social work, counseling, higher education, or a similar field;
*  Minimum five years’ experience in higher education administration, academic and/or counseling capacity, program design, project management, strategic planning and evaluation at the college level;
*  Demonstrated understanding and commitment to first-generation students, and/or students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education and a demonstrated ability to effectively advise and advocate for those students from the target population in a college setting;
*  Knowledge of TRIO or other higher education academic programs and support services and effective practices supporting student recruitment, retention and development;
*  Experience in reporting and budget management;
*  Demonstrated ability to work with faculty from varies disciplines;
*  Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills;
*  Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice in higher education.
*  Experience in financial aid counseling and academic advising;
*  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others.
*  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*  Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse college student populations. 

Salary: $68,000

For complete information and to apply, please go to .

September 28, 2021
October 14, 2021

Reed College – Career and Fellowships Advisor

Reed College seeks an experienced advisor to be our next Career and Fellowships Advisor. The Career and Fellowships Advisor joins the staff of the Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) to help students develop purposefully and professionally from their first year through graduation and beyond. The advisor role is focused in three areas: 1) Excellence in advising: career, grad school, and fellowships advising in assigned fields; 2) Strategic program management: strategic planning, implementation, and measurement of assigned programs; 3) Alignment with academics: collaboration with assigned academic departments and faculty. This role  embodies the Communities of Purpose: a holistic and integrated advising model that encourages students to begin their college tenure by self-identifying areas they feel purposeful about exploring while in college. This position reports to the Director of the Center for Life Beyond Reed. 

Excellence in advising

*  Outreach to alumni, other professionals, grad and professional schools to better understand specific work and grad school application process and timeline
*  Attend alumni and employer events programmed by CLBR’s Strategic Partnership Director to expand knowledge of field and opportunities
*  Connect students with alumni to increase their successful exploration in their communities of purpose

Program Management

*  Plan, design, and implement of pre-med and other assigned programs whose outcomes can be accurately measured and evaluated
*  Supervise student staff, meet with student groups
*  Plan and manage budget for your areas of responsibility

Faculty Engagement 

*  Develop a plan with each assigned academic department for programming needed by specific field of study
*  Communicate with faculty advisers in assigned departments about students and recent grads, as needed

A full job description and application details can be found at: Career and Fellowships Advisor - Human Resources - Reed College

Open until filled
October 13, 2021

Vanderbilt University - Senior Career Coach for Graduate Students (Humanities & Related)

The Senior Career Coach is part of the Career Center team at Vanderbilt University and will deliver innovative career coaching, educational programming, professional fellowships advising, and administrative services in support of postdocs and graduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Arts and Education.

This role focuses on parallel alt-academic and post-academic career preparation and parallel planning, including advising applicants for professional development-focused doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. This position requires regular engagement with faculty, academic departments and alumni. It also offers the opportunity to continuously develop and refine professional development and career preparation programs and services to meet the needs of graduate students and postdocs.

Reporting directly to an Associate Director, the Senior Career Coach will collaborate with the Employer Relations team to ensure that programming is in alignment with employer expectations and needs, ensuring that Vanderbilt postdocs and graduate students are prepared to enter the job market successfully.

The Vanderbilt Career Center serves undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to alumni (0-2 years) post-graduation. The Career Center also supports students, postdocs, and alumni pursuing prestigious fellowships and postgraduate study. The Center focuses on career exploration, providing opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities including internships, career coaching, career courses, workshops, career panels, virtual and on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and industry-based Treks. The Center consists of a leadership team, a coaching team, fellowships and scholarships advising team, and an employer relations team.

For complete information and to apply, please go to: Search Jobs - Vanderbilt University Careers (

review of applicants will begin November 1
October 10, 2021

Appalachian State University – Assistant Director

Appalachian State University is seeking an Assistant Director of Nationally Competitive and Experiential Learning Scholarships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Experiential Learning Scholars (ELS)
The primary purpose of this area of the position is to implement programming for extramural scholarships by providing structure and sustainability to the program. This position works in concert with named scholarships to identify, recruit and help retain scholars and work with the points of contact of the scholarship programs.  This position will also develop programming to help ensure future scholars become successful individuals who will represent and remain connected and involved with the named scholarship program.

In coordination with the faculty director, this position will maintain a program that includes; mentorship, internships, classes, speakers, travel, leadership opportunities, service opportunities. Specifically guide the ELF advising, application, and awarding process. Maintain the ELS website and assist in publicizing and celebrating student achievements. Work closely with University Advancement to share student progress and steward donors to the program.  

Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS)
The primary purpose of this area of the position is to work closely with students, faculty, colleges, and offices to lead a campus-wide effort to support Appalachian State University students and recent alumni in their pursuit of distinguished external scholarships and fellowships, including but not limited to Fulbright, Boren, Gilman, Critical Language Scholarships, Truman, Marshall, and Mitchell Awards.

This involves administering a portfolio of national fellowships: implementing recruitment strategies to reach student populations, intensive advising, application feedback, and administering internal endorsement, nomination, or evaluation procedures.  This position will substantially contribute to the strategic direction of this office, through ongoing and annual assessment activities and the development of subsequent initiatives, planning documents, and strategic partnerships.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include:

Advising and Outreach
Application process coordination and oversight
Campus Partnerships

Minimum Qualifications

*  Master’s Degree.
*  Evidence of scholarly accomplishments and strong writing skills.
*  At least two years of prior professional experience advising and/or teaching students, particularly in essay writing.
*  Or: At least two years of relevant professional experience in an academic setting: examples include: teaching, fellowship advising, academic advising, advising, and mentoring students in a scholarly program (honors, trio, writing center, service learning, undergraduate research).  
*  Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet multiple deadlines, and understand complex processes and systems.
*  High level of organizational skills and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
*  Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents from diverse backgrounds and academic areas.
*  Ability to maintain confidentiality.
*  Commitment to diversity and maintaining an inclusive institutional environment.

Preferred Qualifications

*  Prior experience advising students on national fellowships and awards.
*  Postgraduate experience working, studying, teaching, or conducting research abroad through a nationally competitive award.  Can be substituted for one year of professional experience.
*  Expertise in program development for high-achieving students.
*  Experience maintaining records and performing assessments.
*  Prior experience serving on national selection committees for awards such as Gilman, CLS, Fulbright, Boren.

Salary Range: $49,000 - $53,000

For more information and to apply, go to

Review of applicants begins October 22, 2021
October 5, 2021

Florida State University – Assistant Director

The Office of National Scholarships in Undergraduate Studies is seeking an Assistant Director/Program Manager.

*  Fulfills the mission of the Office of National Fellowships (ONF) by managing the operational activities surrounding select fellowships, including the FSU faculty and employees who provide formal support to these fellowships. Manages ONF PR, event planning, and advertising.
*  Manages administrative and operational activities for the Fulbright US Student Program, the Boren Scholarship, and the Udall Scholarship as well as various STEM and social science-related fellowships. This includes the establishment and implementation of ONF policies and procedures, supervision of Recruitment and Advising interns, and leadership of campus fellowship committees (consisting of FSU faculty and staff).
*  Responsible for providing support to students through mentoring and advising, organizing and conducting presentations, and assisting students with fellowship application processes.
*  Coordinates and/or serves on committees for planning and implementing ONF events and activities including the annual ONF Fellowships reception and the ONF presentation schedule.
*  Administers operational activities including office, university, state, and federal policies and procedures. Maintains partnerships with Undergraduate Studies, the Honors Program, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement, and campus partners to provide consistent and accurate student services.
*  Manages the office and programs through social media platforms, print, and email.  Responsible for supervision of the Social Media and Design interns.


*  Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience related to the duties of the job; or a high school diploma/equivalent and eight years of experience in the same. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.) 
*  Excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.  
*  A self-starter, comfortable working independently. 
*  Experience directing the work of volunteers or employees.  
*  Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint or equivalent software. 
*  Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. 
*  Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

For more information and to apply, go to Careers (

Open until filled
October 2, 2021

Whitman College – Director of Fellowships and Grants

Whitman College invites applications for the Director of Fellowships and Grants. Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman’s beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment. 

The Director of Fellowships and Grants will identify, recruit, and mentor students who seek undergraduate and post-baccalaureate national and international grants, scholarships, and fellowships. The Director will also be responsible for organizing and coordinating the annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference.  A full job description, search details and application can be located here

Open until filled
September 17, 2021

Iowa State University - Coordinator for Nationally Competitive Awards

Job Description:

The Coordinator for Nationally Competitive Awards, is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and developing student candidates for high-profile, competitive, national and international-level scholarship/fellowship awards such as Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Subsequent to award announcements, the coordinator will be responsible for promoting and publicizing ISU successes to internal and external audiences.

The coordinator will enhance student competitiveness for these awards by developing a strategy to identify potential candidates, providing individualized guidance throughout the process, and increasing faculty involvement in the process where appropriate. The coordinator will promote opportunities for major fellowships and scholarships to the campus community with the goal of increasing the number of applications from Iowa State University.

The coordinator reports to the Administrative Director of the University Honors Program under the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at Iowa State University.

Essential duties of this position include:

Work with campus partners to publicize fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
Work with campus partners to advise and guide participants through the fellowship and scholarship application cycle.
Develop and implement a process for early identification of potential candidates.
Develop and implement an effective on-campus selection process.
Expand faculty involvement in the fellowship process.
Communicate clearly through verbal and written formats and with internal and external audiences.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience as a national/international competitive scholarship and fellowship advisor.
Ability to collaborate and network with campus partners (e.g.faculty committees, NCA Writing Consultant, learning communities, Honors Program, student organizations, etc.)
Ability to develop and implement long-term plans.
Ability to create and manage databases, upgrade websites, create effective presentation and informational materials.
Experience with program effectiveness assessment methods
Personal success as a fellowship, scholarship, or grant recipient.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application at: Careers (  Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:  

   1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
   2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

   If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

October 16, 2021 oe until filled