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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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education
· 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
communication.
· Faculty status will be considered for qualified candidates interested in maintaining a minimal teaching commitment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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 http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/ .

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.

Knowledge/Skills

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: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/95854

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.

Knowledge/Skills

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: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/95813

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: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Assistant-Director-of-the-Office-of-National-Scholarship-Advisement-MS-38677/725963900/

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.

Responsibilities:

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: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49860

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

Requirements:
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 (interviewexchange.com)

 
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: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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, http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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) (illinois.edu)

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) (illinois.edu)

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 http://jobs.illinois.edu/. The Job ID is 143322 and the search number is A2100083. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.

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.

JOB SUMMARY:
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.

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

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
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 (clemson.edu)

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: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/33887. 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 

Education:  

Master’s degree required. 

Experience: 

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 (jhu.edu)

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 (jkcf.org)

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 (storbecksearch.com)

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
PennStateDeanHonors@storbecksearch.com
610-572-4296

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:

https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=20006575&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

February 12, 2021
October 26, 2020

UC Berkeley - Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (research.berkeley.edu) at Berkeley is charged with integrating undergraduates more fully into the vital research life of the university. The Office works to increase undergraduate and faculty collaboration in research, to support greater participation in research by faculty and students, to promote existing research activities and programs on campus, and to develop resources and funding necessary to expand undergraduate research opportunities, thus enhancing student learning and satisfaction.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS) directly administers the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP), the Haas Scholars Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF), UC in Washington Program (UCDC), the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, and the student-led program Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC). It also houses two campus journals that publish undergraduate research: Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, for research in the humanities and social sciences, and Berkeley Scientific, for research in the sciences. In addition, the office supports students who are applying to nationally prestigious scholarships and maintains the Scholarship Connection website.

The Director works with the Dean of the Undergraduate Division, the division’s Chief Administrative Officer and senior staff, and other senior campus administrators and faculty to identify campus priorities and set a course for the development of undergraduate research opportunities and campus participation in national, externally funded scholarship competitions. Develops policy, infrastructure, campus partnerships, and programs to promote and support undergraduate involvement in research across the disciplines. Manages budget, hires and supervises staff for all programs. Directs development of resources, such as group workshops, central campus website, informational events, and electronic documents, to assist undergraduates in finding apprenticeships, or developing independent research projects. Creates unified showcase of UCB opportunities (for the public and current and prospective students) via web, print media and events. Works with College of L&S relations staff and donors to expand funding for undergraduate researchers; administers funding.  Counsels individual students on research opportunities, framing research questions, designing and troubleshooting research projects.  Recruits faculty mentors and selection committee/advisory board members. Guides and provides fiscal support to two student-edited undergraduate research journals. Prestigious Scholarships/ Scholarship Connection Office: Develops policy and infrastructure to support campus participation in national, externally funded scholarships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, etc.  Oversees maintenance and development of central campus database of external scholarship opportunities. 

The full posting can be found at: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=12213&PostingSeq=1

Open until filled
October 26, 2020

University of Washington – Director, Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP), housed in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, assists undergraduates in all fields to enrich their academic experience through engagement in exciting research with UW faculty in all disciplines. URP staff help students plan for year-round and summer undergraduate research experiences, identify faculty mentors and projects, define research goals, present and publish their work, obtain funding for their research, and plan for career, further education, or other post-graduate opportunities.

The Director will lead a dynamic team of URP staff to effectively manage a growing portfolio of programs and events that support undergraduate engagement in research opportunities that foster students’ academic, career, and personal development. The URP is a resource for students, faculty, staff, and departments throughout the University, therefore the Director must possess excellent leadership skills to engage a range of constituencies from UW students, faculty, staff, and administrators to outside organizations and programs. The Director must also possess deep appreciation for, and understanding of, research approaches and methods across the disciplines, including multidisciplinary research, scholarly and creative work in the arts and humanities; laboratory, field-based, and theoretical research in life, physical, and social sciences; and basic and applied research situated in professional programs. The URP Director is a member of the leadership team for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, and works closely with the EIP/McNair Scholars Program, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards to support students engaged in research at the UW. This position collaborates with and supports department and college-level UR initiatives as well as individual faculty work in this area.

The full posting (requisition # 183571) can be found at: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=183571&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

Priority date November 9.
October21, 2020

Duke Kunshan University - Associate Director for Pre-Graduate and Fellowship Advising

Position Overview:

The Associate Director for Pre-Graduate and Fellowship Advising provides leadership, administration, and oversight of pre-graduate and pre-professional school advising at Duke Kunshan University, including advising on fellowship and scholarship opportunities to support such studies.  Working closely with the Office of Undergraduate Advising, Career Services, the Writing and Language Studio, and the faculty, the Associate Director will coordinate and centralize efforts to prepare DKU students for fellowships and graduate programs and guide them through the application process.

Reports to: Dean of Undergraduate Studies, DKU

Location: Kunshan, China

Essential Duties:

Advising
*  Coordinates and centralizes efforts of Academic Advising Office, Career Services, and faculty in advising students applying for graduate or professional schools
*  Serves as a general resource on the application processes, testing requirements, and timelines for applying to graduate programs (masters and PhD) in China, the US, Europe, and other global regions
*  Helps students reflect on whether to pursue post-graduate education and identify what kinds of programs might be appropriate
*  Coordinates pre-graduate school, pre-health professions, pre-law, and pre-business advising with the faculty and pre-professional advisors, who provide discipline-specific advice
*  Reviews and provides guidance on application materials, in conjunction with the Writing and Language Studio and the faculty
*  Serves on the Pathways to Graduate School Task Force
*  Supports students applying for external fellowships and scholarships
*  Helps students reflect on their experiences and future plans to identify appropriate opportunities
*  In collaboration with faculty, the Writing and Language Studio, and Career Services, leads efforts to support students preparing fellowship applications
*  Oversees identifying candidates for competitive external fellowships and runs any internal selection/review process
*  Chairs the Scholarships Working Group
*  Organizes presentations and workshops to guide students’ graduate school and fellowship application processes (for example, identifying opportunities, writing personal statements, developing project proposals, preparing for interview, etc.)
Operations and Management
*  Maintains timeline of key dates for fellowship applications
*  Serves as resource for information on admissions exams for different kinds of graduate programs in different regions of the world
*  Develops and maintains websites for Pre-Graduate School and Fellowship Advising
*  Develops and maintains a database of fellowship opportunities
Strategy and Planning
*  Works with DKU faculty and staff to develop an action plan to ensure positive outcomes for DKU students’ post-graduation plans
Assessment and Evaluation
*  Maintains records of students’ post-graduation plans
*  Coordinates assessment of pre-graduate school advising efforts, in collaboration with the Office of Assessment
*  Other duties as assigned
*  University employees' job responsibilities will continue to expand in scope and depth as the University grows in size and complexity in its programs
Required Qualifications:
*  Master’s degree in a related higher education field is required
*  Preferred minimum 5-7 years of experience working in academic, pre-graduate or professional school, fellowship, or career advising at the university-level or in graduate school admissions
*  Willingness to learn about graduate/professional school and fellowship application processes across the globe
*  Must possess organizational and time management skills
*  Excellent written, oral, presentation, and intercultural communication skills
*  Open and collaborative mindset
*  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational structures with personnel at all levels of an organization.
*  Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
*  Must be able to manage multiple demands in a setting of high faculty and student contact and interaction
*  Fluent in English. Knowledge of Mandarin is desirable but not required
*  Experience in both Chinese and US/European higher education is preferred
*  Experience working with WordPress or website management is preferred
*  Willing to work some evenings and weekends

To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to DKUrecruitment@dukekunshan.edu.cn.​​​​​​

Open until filled
October13, 2020

The University of Mississippi - Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College invites applications for a full-time position of Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement. The incumbent serves as the institutional representative for national scholarship involvement, coordinates the University's participation in national scholarship competitions, implements campus-wide outreach to students and faculty, and oversees internal procedures required by national competitions. Applications must be completed online at https://careers.olemiss.edu/

To ensure consideration submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three current references with application.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Open until filled
October 12, 2020

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL): Postdoctoral Fellowships

We have new opportunities: The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is administering the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship program for any years. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy.

The NRL Fellowship has approximately 40 new postdoc positions in 2021. Participants will work in a unique Navy lab environment, while interacting with senior lab scientists and engineers. NRL has a continuing need for scientists and engineers in many fields of research. Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Fellows are awarded one year renewable fellowships for up to 3 years. The program offers a competitive annual stipend of $86,335 with a $1k annual increase, health insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 annual professional development training allowance.

For more information and a listing of current opportunities, please see our website at https://nrl.asee.org/

Open until filled
September 30, 2020

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Associate Director of Undergraduate Research

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now hiring an Associate Director of Undergraduate Research at the Daytona Beach campus. The Associate Director of Undergraduate Research is responsible for the day-to-day management of student programming and development opportunities of the Daytona Beach Office of Undergraduate Research, including workshops, on-campus research symposium, undergraduate conferences, and the undergraduate research journal. The Associate Director will work with the Director for Undergraduate Research to assess the operational outcomes of all programming, procedures, and policies and in furthering the mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

 For more details, please visit https://embryriddle.taleo.net/careersection/002/jobdetail.ftl?job=200340

Open until filled
September 30, 2020

Southern Methodist University - Director of Graduate Fellowships & Awards

About the Position:
Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, the Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards plays a key role in promoting funding opportunities for graduate students from external sources such as NSF, NIH, Wenner-Grenn and Louisville and in supporting graduate students as they apply for these opportunities.
In this effort, the director works closely with graduate students in group and one-on-one sessions to share information about funding opportunities and application processes and deadlines and to help graduate students develop successful application materials.
In addition, the director manages fellowships and awards offered by the Moody School including University Ph.D., Mustang, and Moody Graduate Fellowships and Ph.D. Health Insurance Awards.

Essential Functions:
*   Meet individually and in groups with graduate students to workshop application materials, and review material drafts between meetings.
*   Promote external funding opportunities for graduate students through email, print materials, group information sessions, and individual meetings with department chairs and program directors.
*   Coordinate with the Office of National Fellowships and other offices on strategies for fellowship promotion across the university, including fellowships for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.
*   Prepare, submit, and manage reports requested by funding organizations.
*   Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid, Accounts Payable, the Health Insurance Coordinator, and academic departments to determine eligibility for Ph.D. Health Insurance Awards, to notify awardees, and to disburse awards.
*   Promote University Ph.D., Mustang, and Moody Graduate Fellowships offered by the Moody School to department chairs and program directors. Coordinate review of fellowship nominations by Graduate Council.
*   Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid, Accounts Payable on the awarding and disbursement of University Ph.D., Mustang, and Moody Graduate Fellowships.
*   Serve as a resource and liaison between the Moody School and other SMU offices.
*   Participate on university-wide committees and engage others in external funding application initiatives.

Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Master's degree is required. Ph.D. preferred. Degree in natural sciences, social sciences or engineering is desirable.
A minimum of three years of work experience is required. Higher education experience preferred.
Experience working with federal funding agencies and/or applying for grants and fellowships is preferred. Experience working in a lab, on a grant or acquiring a fellowship while acquiring a Ph.D. is desirable. Experience reviewing fellowships for the funding agencies is a plus.
Experience editing and coaching technical writing is preferred. A demonstrated track record of success in fellowship or grant applications is highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University. A proven track record and demonstrated ability to work with faculty and students across disciplines is essential.
Candidate should have demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and discretion in a professional setting. Must also have demonstrated appreciation for the values of higher education and sensitivity to the nuances of an academic culture. Evidence collaborating and partnering with colleagues and building trust and credibility is essential.
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. Strong technical writing and editing skills in a scientific field for publication are also required.
The ideal candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of MS Office. Familiarity with Slate is desirable. Knowledge of federal funding opportunities and application procedures is required.
Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

For full details and to apply please go to: https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=RES00000024&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Open until filled
September 21, 2020

Colorado State University - Program Director

TILT is seeking an innovative Program Director for the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry who is dedicated to building culture of undergraduate research on campus that emphasizes equity and inclusion of all students.

The person in this role will design, implement, assess, and grow undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities for CSU undergraduate students. The Program Director will oversee the Office of Undergraduate Research and Artistry’s (OURA) current undergraduate research programming including the Honors Undergraduate Research Scholars (HURS) Program, Undergraduate Research and Opportunities Program (UROP), Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Symposium, and Journal of Undergraduate Research (JUR). The Program Director will collaborate with faculty, research scientists, staff, and administrators to facilitate undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities within CSU’s eight colleges. Working with campus partners, the Program Director will develop and provide training and workshops related to mentored inquiry to prospective and current undergraduates, highlight undergraduate research opportunities in recruiting CSU undergraduates, and partner with the CSU Honors Program on joint initiatives. The Program Director will serve as a campus expert in the Responsible Conduct of Undergraduate Research to ensure undergraduates receive appropriate training and guidance as defined by the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health, as well as draw substantively on relevant research, scholarship, and best practices at comparable institutions. The Program Director will develop an assessment portfolio of tools and data that examine the impact of TILT’s current and future undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities, and then use assessment findings to develop undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities that promote equity, encourage students’ academic achievement, and foster students’ career and interpersonal skills development. The Program Director will manage a budget of $60,000. The salary range for this position is $78,000 - $82,000.

For more information, please view the complete job posting at this link: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/79990

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

October 5, 2020
September 6, 2020

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 high-achieving students from across the university as they pursue these opportunities; recruiting and selecting students for honors and merit scholarship programs; teaching three 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 high-achieving undergraduates. Full posting at: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/32394. All candidates are subject to a criminal background check.

September 15, 2020
August 10, 2020

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) – Postdoctoral Fellows

 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is looking to fill up to 30 postdoctoral positions within the Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship (IPERF) program at high-tech startups distributed throughout the United States. I-PERF addresses a national need to accelerate small business innovation in support of federal government research by providing small businesses with doctoral level expertise while training the next generation of Science & Engineering Ph.D.’s in high-tech entrepreneurship.

The host companies are NSF approved, SBIR Phase II startups. IPERF is strongly focused on candidates who are early stage postdoctoral scholars’ women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences & engineering, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, low income, or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Fellows serve one-year assignment, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Program offers $78,000/year, health care insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $4,000 professional development training allowance.

For more information, please see our website at https://iperf.asee.org or join our next hiring webinar on September 3, 2020, 1:00pm EST http://asee.adobeconnect.com/eykai7ipasa1/event/login.html

Open until filled
August 9, 2020

University of South Carolina – National Fellowships Coordinator

National Fellowships and Scholar Programs a unit in the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a National Fellowships Coordinator position. We are seeking outstanding applicants with experience and passion in student development with strong administrative and organizational skills to serve as a member of our National Fellowships team. From our diverse and highly regarded faculty to our top tier students, everyone here is invested in learning, in and out of the classroom, which is why we’re ranked consistently as one of the top honors colleges in the country. Our people are what set National Fellowships and the South Carolina Honors College apart.

Applicants 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 STEM majors and competitions. The Coordinator will facilitate the 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s 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. Familiarity with STEM disciplines.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: 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, good problem solving skills, and the ability to use the internet and social media. 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.

Salary: $37,913 or above, commensurate with years of full-time related work experience

For complete information go to http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/85286

September 7, 2020
August 9, 2020

Emory University – Fellowships Advisor

The National Scholarships & Fellowships Program provides information and support for Emory College students, undergraduates enrolled in other Emory University divisions, and recent alumni interested in pursuing nationally competitive merit awards and internal Emory awards.  

Our program administers Emory's nomination processes for nationally competitive awards like Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, and Beinecke. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position reports to the Program Director for National Scholarships & Fellowships and provides advising and support to students and alumni interested in nationally competitive and Emory internal merit-based awards.

The Fellowships Advisor will interface internally with students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs; staff members in other programs within the Office for Undergraduate Education, Campus Life, and other academic units; and various faculty members and departmental administrative staff. The Fellowships Advisor may interface externally with foundation and award program staff and fellowship advising program staff at other colleges and universities.

Some of the responsibilities of the Fellowships Advisor will include: 

*  Conducting one-on-one and small-group meetings with students and recent alumni about their interest in and suitability for particular awards; 
*  Assisting in the development and facilitation of workshops and information sessions;
*  Identifying and recruiting high-achieving students, including through presentations to student organizations;
*  Providing written and/or verbal feedback on application materials (e.g. personal statements, research proposals, CVs);
*  Conducting interview preparation sessions for internal endorsement processes;
*  Attending and/or co-chairing internal endorsement and selection interviews;
*  Collecting and analyzing program data;
*  Participating in conferences and workshops with the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA);
*  Other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

*  A bachelor's degree in education or discipline related to academic advising assignment and one year of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
*  Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and data collection and analysis experience preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

*  Experience working with undergraduates in a teaching/tutoring environment
*  Prior experience with study, teaching, and/or travel abroad 
*  Experience with or knowledge of the Fulbright US Student program and/or other nationally competitive awards
*  Excellent writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to understand the requirements of proposal writing and personal essay writing and provide applicants with clear and helpful feedback on drafts of their application materials 
*  Prior experience with grant or proposal writing and/or review
*  Experience working closely with people from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Though the position involves regular work hours Monday through Friday, there are some evening and weekend events periodically throughout the year.

This position will be remote at the time of hire.

For complete information go to: https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/55042/academic-advisor/job

Open until filled
July 9, 2020

Smith College - Director of Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships

Provide visionary leadership and  overall administration of all operations related to Fellowship and Postgraduate Scholarship opportunities, including nationally competitive opportunities (e.g Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Truman, Udall, Schwarzman, Mitchell, NSF, Goldwater and others), as well as other less-competitive opportunities. Build relationships with foundations, foster strong collaboration with faculty, and design programs and services aimed at supporting students in the fellowships process.  Deliver a comprehensive program that is broadly accessible to the entire student population, is aligned with the Mission and Values of the College,  and prioritizes the educational and personal growth of the student as integral to a successful fellowship program. Manage Fellowships Specialist and assume responsibility for all technology-based  aspects of the office (including website maintenance).

Program Leadership & Management (20%)

Oversee all operations in the Office of Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships; research current information  on national foundation goals, procedures, and trends and take responsibility for accurate and inclusive communication to students, recent alumnae, and the campus community. Provide a comprehensive fellowship advising system focused on the needs of the whole student and provide a positive pedagogical approach to fellowship advising. Plan annual fellowship calendar and establish campus deadlines and procedures for interviews, successful personal statements, and models for endorsement letters. Recruit faculty members and organize and conduct meetings with relevant fellowship committees; provide clear guidance and advice to committee members regarding their roles and responsibilities. For national fellowships, coordinate, attend, and participate in all applicant interviews; write endorsement letters and evaluations. 

Advising, Writing, Editing, Outreach & Recruitment: (60%)

Advise students and recent alumnae regarding national fellowship and postgraduate scholarship opportunities. Support students as they articulate their interests and ambitions and apply for fellowship opportunities that further their academic, personal and professional goals;  provide information regarding individual eligibility requirements for various fellowships; provide writing and editing support for personal statements and proposals; advise recommenders regarding strong letters of support; advise faculty committees regarding individual fellowships and scholarships; advise, coordinate, and conduct practice interviews; conduct information sessions and implement in-person and virtual alumnae panels featuring former fellowship participants; arrange appropriate communications and publicity to inform students of opportunities and events. Facilitate the application process from start to finish; track students’ progress on completing applications and the status of affiliation and recommendation letters from faculty members and institutions; manage and track electronic applications within various fellowship systems; cultivate relationships with key faculty and staff across campus to engage students participating in academic, leadership, and/or research-intensive cohort programs

Professional Representation & Development (10%)

Serve as campus liaison to national foundations; develop and maintain relationships with foundations; arrange campus visits with foundation representatives; collaborate with colleagues at peer institutions with the aim of sharing best practices; attend appropriate conferences and events on national fellowships; assume responsibility for institutional compliance with foundation guidelines;  maintain a working knowledge and fluent understanding of electronic application systems; serve on college committees or ad-hoc working groups as necessary. 

Administrative Functions (10%)

Redesign and maintain a user-friendly web presence for the office as well as print materials, updating program-specific information, profiling diverse alumnae stories, and providing an easy-to-navigate, welcoming web interface for students and recent alumnae. Work with College Relations to publicize outcomes. Maintain data and create annual reports and other reports as requested. Coordinate clear and concise communications from the Office to various constituencies. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree plus 5 or more years of previous direct fellowships advising experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience.  Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills in all formats. Track-record of willingness and exceptional ability to collaborate effectively with others and to work effectively with a diverse population of candidates, both individually and in group settings. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion and equity. Strong writing and editing skills. Experience with scholarship and fellowship application systems

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree and international research and/or teaching experience; familiarity with and commitment to women’s education and liberal arts education; teaching experience. 

Full details and to apply:  https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/Director-of-Fellowships---Postgraduate-Scholarships_R-202001283

Open until filled
July 10, 2020

Smith College - Fellowships Specialist

Supporting the Director of Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships, the Fellowship Specialist will assist with outreach communications and events to recruit candidates for national fellowship competitions as well as developing creative approaches to promote national fellowships and postgraduate scholarship opportunities  to a diverse student population in partnership with the Director. The Specialist will assist with managing application systems and processes; tracking applicants and providing reports for the Director; assist with processing applications to foundations; help with advising, essay feedback, and evaluation letter-writing, as well as organizing events to celebrate the  accomplishments of applicants. This position will provide work overflow support to the Director in addition to providing  general office administrative and technical assistance. The position interacts with numerous offices across the college and interacts regularly with students, faculty and alumnae in person and electronically.  A strong commitment to and demonstrated track record of commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion are essential.

Process Management (35%)

Assist the Director in managing and submitting application materials for national fellowships and postgraduate scholarships and in tracking applicant progress, including status of recommendation letters. Assist with scheduling and coordinating faculty committee meetings, candidate interviews, applicant proposal presentations, as well as processing Campus Committee Evaluations. 

Advising, Writing, Editing, Outreach & Recruitment: (40%)

Assist in outreach, recruitment and advising of students and recent alumnae for fellowship and postgraduate scholarship opportunities. Partner with the Director to hold information sessions, develop and implement workshops on the fellowship application process, writing effective personal statements, and other related topics. Draft promotional and recruiting communications. Support students as they articulate their interests and ambitions and apply for opportunities that further their academic, personal and professional interests. Provide feedback on proposals, essays, final revisions and mock interviews as needed. Build and maintain excellent relationships with faculty and staff across the college to identify and support potential candidates. Coordinate practice interview sessions with faculty and staff.
Coordinate with foundation representatives and alumnae for campus visits. Assist the Director in corresponding with alumnae to create networks for fellowship applicant support.

General Administrative and Technical Support (20%)

Collaborate with the Director to continually update web and print materials for ease of navigation and transparency, with an emphasis on streamlining and modernizing systems and structures that use the latest technological applications and interface easily with external application management systems. Maintain applicant records and generate reports for various constituencies. Process mailings, purchase supplies, and submit reimbursement receipts. Organize meetings and events, including purchasing  refreshments as requested.

Other duties/function as assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of relevant experience with expertise in fellowships advising, and/or equivalent combination of education/experience. 
Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree and international experience preferred.
Familiarity with and commitment to women’s education and liberal arts education; Teaching experience.

Full details and to apply:  https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/Fellowships-Specialist_R-202001282

Open until filled
July 6, 2020

Grand Valley State University – Associate Director

Position Summary: The Associate Director for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement - Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships will have three essential functions: (1) Collaborate with the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship to facilitate the work of the Frederick Meijer Office of Fellowships. This includes student recruitment, outreach, application support, and other activities that support GVSU students’ pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships; (2) Collaborate with the OURS team to provide comprehensive support for high achieving students. This includes presentations that support novice undergraduate researchers, students exploring external undergraduate research opportunities, and students applying for elite graduate schools; and (3) Collaborate with the OURS team to provide extended scholarly services to underserved student populations, including transfer students, first generation students, Pell-eligible, students, veterans, and students with social identities who are minoritized in their disciplines. https://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493408/associate-director-of-undergraduate-scholar-engagement-frederik-meijer-office-of-fellowships

Open until filled
July 2, 2020

Georgia Tech - Pre-Health Advisor

The Academic Advisor II (Pre-Health Advisor) works with students and alumni who choose to explore health professions and pursue admission to health professional schools.  While engaged in all aspects of pre-professional and pre-graduate school advising, this advisor takes lead on initiatives related to pre-health programming for students pursuing a variety of health-related careers.  This is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director for Pre-Health Advising within Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising (PGPP).

*    Advising pre-health students on preparing and applying for professional health programs, such as medical, dental or veterinary schools 
*    Organizing workshops for students on topics such as pre-health preparation, application procedures, MCAT, interview skills, and letters of evaluation 
*    Coordinating application support to include but not limited to, reviewing letters of evaluation for applicants, organizing and certifying faculty reference letters, and conducting mock interviews 
*    Supporting the coordination and promotion of Pre-Health events 
*    Advising pre-health student organizations 
*    Supervising pre-health peer advisors and supporting student-driven events 
*    Assisting in recruiting prospective students to Tech by participating in campus recruiting events such as Connect-with-Tech, Family Weekend, Second Look Day, and recruiting events sponsored by individual colleges 
*    Holding information sessions during FASET, Tech’s new student orientation program 
*    Maintaining data and statistics of the number of pre-health students, applications, and acceptance rates 
*    Developing and maintaining a pre-health web site with information for prospective students and detailed information for current students 
*    Maintaining a classroom management tool devoted to Pre-Health (Canvas) and a discussion board (Piazza) 
*    Coordinating fairs and tabling events associated with pre-health and health career opportunities 
*    Working with Atlanta community to identify clinical opportunities for Tech’s pre-health students 
*    Taking part in appropriate National Associations (NAAHP) 
*    Other duties as assigned in support of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising or the Center for Career Discovery and Development   

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Master's Degree, preferred backgrounds in higher education administration, counseling, or a field related to healthcare professions (e.g. biology, biochemistry, etc.) 

Required Experience
Four to five years of job related experience

Preferred Skills

This position requires familiarity with the admissions process for professional schools (e.g. medical, veterinary, pharmacy, osteopathy, dental, etc.) and a commitment to student-centered advising practices. Familiarity with pre-health professional and student organizations (e.g. NAAHP, AMSA, etc.) is preferred.  Also required are verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills as well as specialized computer applications, such as professional school application databases and Microsoft Office.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=3000&JobOpeningId=219265&PostingSeq=2

Open until filled