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September 16, 2021

Whitman College - Director of Fellowships and Grants

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

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

The Director of Fellowships and Grants will identify, recruit, and mentor students who seek undergraduate and post-baccalaureate national and international grants, scholarships, and fellowships. The Director will also be responsible for organizing and coordinating the annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference.

A full job description, search details and application can be located at: BambooHR

October 4, 2021
September 12, 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.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: Barnard College Applicant Portal | Associate Director for Fellowships

Open until filled
September 10, 2021

Bowdoin University - Assistant Director of Center for Cocurricular Opportunities

Department: International Programs and Off-Campus Study

Job Summary:

Bowdoin College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Center for Cocurricular Opportunities with dual responsibilities to Off-Campus Study (OCS) and Student Fellowships and Research (SFR). The position will anticipate and respond to overlapping needs of these dynamic departments and manage priorities so that each program’s needs are met. Report to the Directors of Off-Campus Study and Student Fellowships and Research.

Education/Skills Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference for a master’s degree. Applicants must possess demonstrated skills working with various constituencies (students, faculty, administrators, parents). High degree of self-motivation with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Effective interpersonal, written, and public communication skills; organizational, planning, time management skills, experience advising/editing students’ written work, ability to meet competing deadlines; excellent judgment and problem-solving skills; a high level of competence with computers, including database and website management and control. Knowledgeable of current professional practice and issues in international education and national fellowship advising. Foreign language skills are strongly preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment is required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:

At least three years’ administrative experience related to study abroad, particularly in student advising and database management, and preferably in higher education. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Standard Work Days and Hours:

5 days a week, 8:30 – 5:00, 12 months/year. Some evening or weekend meetings; occasional overnight conference or site-visit travel.

About Bowdoin:

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Apply Here:  

https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/7757

Open until filled
September 7, 2021

Harvard University - Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

Job Summary

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) manages large, high-profile research programs in Harvard College, administers Harvard-specific fellowship programs, oversees the institutional processes for prestigious national fellowships, and is the hub for policies and processes related to undergraduate research and fellowships. The Assistant Director is responsible for independent management and strategic planning of a subset of these research and fellowship programs, providing advising to Harvard College students, pedagogical direction, and administrative oversight of related program details and events. Reporting to the Associate Director, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Advising
*  Advise students on research and fellowship opportunities at Harvard and beyond, including one-on-one and workshop-style advising on research processes, strategizing essay and proposal writing, resumes, letters of recommendation, and interviewing skills.
*  Conduct outreach to student groups, departments, House fellowships tutors, and faculty to build awareness of available opportunities; serving as a key point of contact.
*  In collaboration with Associate Director and other Assistant Directors, design and compose all online and paper publications, advising/training materials, and related communications for URAF.
 
Program Management
*  Manage the recruitment process and information dissemination for a select portfolio among a range of URAF-managed College programs (e.g., Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Summer Undergraduate Research Village Programs, Amgen, Mellon Mays, Harvard College Research Program, and others). Design outreach strategy, attend recruitment events, and host information sessions, workshops, and panels. Liaise with faculty and administrators who will recruit or serve as mentors for program participants.
*  Manage the selection process for specific URAF-managed College programs, both independently and with guidance from the Associate Director and Director. Prepare and process application materials, review and provide feedback on applications, recruit and coordinate faculty selection committees, serve on selection committees, and communicate dispensation of selection with applicants.
*  Oversee the application submission process for endorsed candidates participating in national competitions. Compose evaluations and draft endorsement letters on behalf of the Dean of the College, in consultation with the Associate Director and Director.
*  Design and manage pedagogical and social activities for specific College programs administered in URAF.
*  Collaborate with student groups, academic departments, administrative offices, Houses, and research centers across campus to deliver advising and programs. Plan and implement research events, colloquia, and conferences.
*  Assess programs through qualitative and quantitative analysis of program efficacy data. Provide information as requested to College and University leadership, including Development Office and donor stewardship.
*  Ensure student compliance with pre-departure travel requirements, when appropriate. Monitor award recipients’ activities in the field in collaboration with other University offices, including collection of travel updates and reports.
 
Administration
*  Manage program budgets, including tracking and processing financial expenditures, interactions with vendors, and financial reporting. Coordinate award allocation with other offices when appropriate. Ensure all program participants, vendors, and programs receive payments in a timely fashion.
*  In collaboration with the Director, write and submit grant applications, renewals, and reports.
*  In coordination with URAF staff, compose, edit, and maintain web and print-based promotional media, application forms, and other URAF publications.
*  Cultivate and maintain relationships with national research sponsors, peer institution colleagues, funding agencies, and other organizations by attending meetings and consortium events.
*  Participate in inter-office committees, working groups, and panels as invited.
*  Recruit, onboard, and supervise student staff.
 
Basic Qualifications
*  Bachelor's degree required. 
*  At least five years of advising and administrative experience in a university setting with an emphasis on student programming and interaction required. 
 
Additional Qualifications and Skills
*  Experience working with complex, high-volume administrative processes, including application materials, financial transactions and records, and data required.
*  Experience working collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other university staff required.
*  Master’s degree or higher preferred.
*  Experience with undergraduate research, fellowships, or international study and travel preferred.
*  Experience with students transitioning between high school and college, undergraduate and graduate school preferred.
*  Experience working with national fellowships/research sponsors, and international partners preferred.
*  Familiarity with domestic and international (particularly British) institutions of higher education preferred.
*  Ability to use or learn a variety of software, databases, and application platforms preferred. 

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships | Harvard University (brassring.com)

Open until Filled
September 2, 2021

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Director of Undergraduate Research

 The Director of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln leads high impact practices designed to engage students in the research mission of the university. Such work includes oversight of Undergraduate Research and Creative Experiences (UCARE)First Year Research Experiences (FYRE) and Summer Research Opportunities (SROP) which serve over 500 students each year.  We are seeking an energetic and experienced leader who is excited to lead UNL’s undergraduate research programs that support university priorities, aligned with the N2025 vision to increase degree completion, close equity gaps, and build an ecology of validation for UNL’s at-promise scholars.  UNL undergraduate research initiatives exist on a solid foundation, with UCARE providing funded research opportunities to approximately 400 students annually for over 20 years. 

The full details are here: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/74717

Open until Filled
September 2, 2021

Yale University - Senior Associate Director

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers, the Sr. Associate Director will lead the development and implementation of career education and student advising, in areas under the OCS cohort Common Good & Creative Careers, specifically careers in the common good (i.e. nonprofit, education, and government). The Sr. Associate Director will oversee several high-profile fellowships supporting student summer experiences, including the Women in Government Fellowship, Yawkey Fellowship and the Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship. The Senior Associate Director will manage one Senior Administrative Assistant and one student fellow. This role will conduct ongoing research aimed at developing expertise in career paths pursued by Yale graduates. The Sr. Associate Director advises undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of job opportunities, offering guidance and insight on both immediate and long-term career planning. The Senior Associate Director will also serve as the primary advisor to students interested in international internships, including housing and work authorization support. Collaborating with the employer relations cohort within OCS, the Senior Associate Director will also support employer development initiatives, as needed.

Link to the position and to the Office of Career Strategy site.

Open until filled
August 28, 2021

Cultural Vistas – Program Officer

Cultural Vistas is excited to announce a job opening for Program Officer, CBYX and University Partnerships! The successful candidate will enhance the existing capacity of our CBYX for Young Professionals team while also contributing significantly to experiential learning partnerships such as study tours with educational and other  institutions. 

Please click on our application portal for more information. 

Note: We are operating under a remote work policy until November 2022 so are sourcing candidates nationwide. The position can begin remotely though it is quite likely that by late 2022, relocation to Washington, DC would be required.

Open until filled
August 27, 2021

Lehigh University – Assistant Director, International Affairs

Responsible for engaging directly with high achieving students and providing guidance on all aspects of their applications for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. The Assistant Director manages the Lehigh University United Nations Youth Representative Program and leads experiential learning trips to the United Nations headquarters for faculty, staff and students. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Recruit and advise students applying for nationally competitive scholarships
* Assist in the recruitment, advising and nomination of students and Alumni for prestigious national awards (including the Churchill, Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, among others)
* Support students as they articulate their interests and ambitions and apply for fellowship opportunities that further their academic, personal and professional goals
* Inform and guide the deliberations of Faculty Fellowship Nomination Committees
* Build and maintain excellent cross-campus relationships with both faculty and staff
* Assist in the development of a program that is broadly accessible to the entire student population that prioritizes personal growth of the student as integral to a successful fellowship program
* Remain knowledgeable of and abiding by the best practices of the profession

2. Manage the Lehigh University United Nations (LU/UN) Youth Representative Program and serve as United Nations Experiential Learning Program Facilitator
* Manage all aspects of the LU/UN Youth Representative Program, including recruitment and retention, liaise with Non-Governmental Organization Presidents and Directors, monitor student progress, develop leadership and diplomacy training programs to support those in the program and oversee program budget
* Assist in the development of campus-based UN related events and activities
* Lead frequent faculty, staff and student experiential learning trips to the UN in New York City
* Work with faculty to coordinate UN focused curricular integration opportunities
* Assist in the development of marketing materials, website text and presentations in support of the LU/UN Partnership

Position Number:  S82380

Special Considerations
* The duties of this position may allow the employee to work partially remote as deemed appropriate by their supervisor
* This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position
* This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University
 
Qualifications
Masters Degree required; Doctorate Degree preferred 
* Three to five years relevant experience in fellowship advising, career services, higher education, student advising or community engagement 
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management and sound judgment 
* Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships 
* Demonstrated ability to organize and lead projects on time and on budget
* Supervisory experience preferred
* Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Careers at Lehigh - Details - Assistant Director (pageuppeople.com)

Open until filled
August 25, 2021

The Institute of Current World Affairs - Director of Operations

Background: The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) advances American understanding of international cultures and affairs by sending outstanding young professionals abroad on two-year independent writing fellowships to study countries, regions and globally important issues. Our alumni have become some of this country’s leading journalists, scholars, diplomats, activists and businesspeople. ICWA nurtures the kind of deep understanding future generations will need to ensure America’s role in the world is informed by wisdom, foresight and compassion.

Job description: The Director of Operations manages the institute’s finances and administration, working closely with the Executive Director to oversee fellowship logistics, and coordinate meetings and events. Additional duties include development support and communications. Ideal candidates will enjoy having a diverse range of responsibilities, take initiative in helping build our outreach and have strong writing and copyediting skills. 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the duties of the Director of Operations include:

Program
*  Oversee all administrative, legal, insurance, and financial aspects of the ICWA fellowship program
*  Manage fellowship application process and timeline
*  Coordinate the launch and recovery of fellows
*  Support fellow experience
*  Support social media outreach, marketing and website maintenance
*  Direct all meeting and event planning, in-person and virtual
*  Maintain annual ICWA calendar of events
 
Development
*  Coordinate general fundraising activities with the Development Director and Executive Director
*  Assist with overall development calendar ensuring deadlines and goals are being met
*  Help maintain a general development prospect database
*  Provide general development assistance in the form of document creation and preparation
*  Work with the Development Director coordinating and executing development campaigns and projects
*  Assist in the preparation of development materials for meetings, fundraisers and donor/prospect centric events
 
Financial
*  Administer all financial matters of the foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization
*  Serve as the principal staff liaison to the Finance Committee and attend committee meetings
*  Manage annual budget preparation in coordination with the Executive Director and Treasurer
*  Oversee and support bookkeeper
*  Perform light bookkeeping tasks and report generating (QuickBooks)
*  Reconcile donations between the general ledger and development database
*  Review and approve all invoices and timesheets for payment
*  Co-sign with the Executive Director all checks and other legal document at that require a second signature or the signature of the Treasurer
*  Ensure proper documentation and acknowledgement of income, including donations

Administrative

*  Manage all human resources functions of the organization
*  Database oversight (Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, etc.)
*  Administer payroll, employment benefits and retirement program
*  Maintain paperwork for compliance with state and federal laws for employees in states located
*  Provide operational governance oversight
*  Serve as staff liaison for the Board of Trustees and other standing or specialty committees
*  Manage the physical office space, outsourced IT support staff, and other outside vendors including building lease management and insurance broker
*  Other duties as assigned

Competitive salary and benefits, in accordance with candidate's qualifications and experience.

If you believe you have the requisite skills and experience, please send a cover letter and resume to apply@icwa.org.

Open until filled
August 18, 2021

Elmhurst University - Part-Time Coordinator, Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships

Job Summary

Implement a newly funded initiative to create an Office of Major Fellowships and Scholarships; learn the specifics of numerous nationally competitive offerings for a wide range of student backgrounds and interests; network with faculty and across disciplines to recruit talented, motivated students as applicants; advise students throughout the complex application process; collaborate with the Director of the EU Honors Program who will supervise this position. 

(Note: Currently, one-year of funding is guaranteed for this position by a successful proposal to the Innovation Committee endorsed by the Administration and the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst University; the intent is the continuation of permanent funding after this pilot year.) 

Essesntial Functions

  • * Research the wide (and growing) variety of nationally competitive scholarships/fellowships.
  • * Join the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA)
    •    ^ Follow closely the active listserv for advice from experienced advisors
    •    ^ Attend at least one NAFA workshop annually and the annual national conference; participate in available webinars.
  • * Develop a specific recruiting strategy to attract a wider pool of qualified applicants.
  • * Develop a culture of early identification of potential scholarship and fellowship applicants and work closely with these students to mentor them through the application process.
  • * Design and conduct information session with varied student groups.
  • * Conduct advising sessions with potential applicants and guide applicants through the intricacies of the application process, including reviewing drafts of required essays, etc.
  • * Network for broader faculty involvement in recommending potential applicants.
  • * Orient and train faculty and staff evaluators for Fulbright, Truman, and other fellowships, manage interview and nomination processes for select fellowships, and prepare background material and reports for faculty advisory committees.
  • * Serve as campus representative and/or assist the Honors Program Director in this function.
  • * Provide weekly email updates to the Director of the Honors Program and meet monthly to review recruiting efforts, advising progress, etc. 
  • * Work with campus partners to enhance publicity of fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
  • * Attend recruiting events as appropriate.
  • * Share “stories” frequently with the Offices of Admissions, Development, Marketing, and Communication.
  • * Develop and maintain a dynamic and constantly updated website.
  • * Develop and implement program assessment and reporting activities.
  • * Maintain institutional records of applicants and their progress/success. 
  • * Compose a written report of efforts and outcomes at the conclusion of each term.

Minimum Qualifications

  • * Masters’ degree preferred; experience in an educational setting as an advisor.
  • * Highly organized and very attentive to detail.
  • * Strong interpersonal skills – especially skilled at student advising and faculty networking.
  • * Very strong writing and editing skills.
  • * Excellent computer skills and social media.
  • * Interested in researching possibilities to enhance a new initiative.
  • * Available for some summer advising hours to review Fulbright drafts, in particular.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: https;//elmhurst.simplehire.com/postings/1430 

Open until filled
August 12, 2021

Emory University - Director of College Arts and Sciences Academic Program (Experiential Learning)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

      Responsible for an academic program within the Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS).
      Directs the planning, development, and implementation of programs.
      Develops long- and short-term goals and objectives for the program.
      Plans, administers, and monitors program budgets.
      Supervises staff and coordinates program efforts with other stakeholders in the University.
      May represent the University in national and international meetings

RESPONSIBILITIES:
      Oversees Experiential Learning within OISP
      Leads and designs interrelated high-touch experiential learning initiatives such as internships, virtual exchange, and study away
      Champions co-curricular, hands-on learning experiences as part of the Emory Edge by collaborating with stakeholders within the University and beyond
      Identifies and develops innovative ways to advance experiential learning through a variety of activities or experiences.
      Integrate experiential learning within academic curriculum, fostering collaboration between College academic units with opportunities in areas such as the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Undergraduate Education, Campus Life, and Library and Information Technology Services
      Develops and implements assessment plan for experiential learning
      Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      A master's degree and three years of related experience, preferably in a university setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      Doctoral degree
      Administrative experience, including managing personnel and budgets and experience working collaboratively among key stakeholders
      Experience building collaborations within higher education units, especially with units outside individual schools and colleges, that have or can create Experiential Learning opportunities for students
      Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team.
      Experience working with faculty in a higher education setting.

NOTE:This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of the department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employees.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, all unvaccinated faculty and staff are currently required to get a weekly screening test for COVID-19.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Open until filled
August 8, 2021

University of Arizona - Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Scholarships

The Honors College is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director for the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarship (Student Support Specialist III). The Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Scholarships manages the day-to-day efforts of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement. The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting top students and alumni in their pursuit of nationally competitive awards, providing clear direction and guidance that streamlines processes and bolsters confidence in prospective applicants. This position also strengthens communication with a variety of key stakeholders across campus and beyond, including faculty, staff and alumni, that enables the University of Arizona to foster a culture of excellence in supporting top candidates across a range of interests, disciplines and awards. While this position is embedded in the Honors College, it serves all students and alumni.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct student advising and feedback for nationally competitive scholarship processes.
  • Manage recruitment and outreach to students, faculty, staff, and campus units concerning information about nationally competitive scholarships and their application processes.
  • Develop and host information sessions and workshops on nationally competitive scholarship processes.
  • Create and maintain databases of prospective & current applicants plus awardees.
  • Administer application processes for 22+ national awards using their respective portals.
  • Draft and publicize press releases on NCS winners in collaboration with Honors and campus media.
  • Update ONCS website content & materials. Annual program report/assessment. Collaborate with campus partners.
  • Review internal Honors scholarships.
  • Collaborate with other Honors team members.
  • Develop and assist with Honors College events/programming.
  • Serve on internal Honors committees/conduct internal assessments/review.
  • Serve as a campus liaison for Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Five Star Faculty Award
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

Target Hire Date

  • August 21, 2021

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/6363?c=arizona

August 21, 2021
August 4, 2021

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Program Associate, Graduate Advisement

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an opportunity for an Associate, Graduate Advisement who will be a part of 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.

Requirements include 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 the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Career Center. E-Verify employer. No phone calls please.

Open until filled
July 25, 2021

Amherst College - Associate Director, Fellowships

The Associate Director, Fellowships is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level PT-3. Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Amherst College Office of Fellowships seeks an experienced advisor for (inter)nationally distinguished fellowships to help support a diverse set of students and alumni applying to a range of awards. The associate director will expand access to awards and assist with handling internal awards that fund graduate study. We focus on students’ intellectual and personal development, offering robust and interactive writing feedback meant to engender deep reflection and expressive competence. While our work is largely student-facing, it also includes collaboration with staff and faculty across campus.

Given that Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial and socio-economic profile of its student body, the ideal candidate will have a strong personal background in understanding the lived experiences of first-generation college and underrepresented students (e.g., limited-income students, students of color, undocumented students, etc.).

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Student/Alumni Advising
*  Conduct individual advising appointments with prospective and current applicants to help them assess their potential as candidates and place fellowships within the context of their lives and goals; appointments will occur both in person and virtually
*  Take primary responsibility for advising on some fellowships, the selection of which will be settled based on your academic background, expertise, interests, and needs of the office; act as liaison with faculty selection committees if these include endorsed awards
*  Effectively communicate with and support students who hold historically marginalized identities, demonstrating cultural intelligence and awareness to ensure a respectful, inclusive culture.
*  Provide intensive feedback on essays and other application materials as well as provide interview mentoring for finalists (both one-on-one and arranging panels)
Outreach and Recruiting
*  Initiate and sustain partnerships with those running programs that support underrepresented or FLI students (Mellon Mays program, STEM Incubator, Summer Bridge Institute, Meiklejohn Fellows), offering information sessions and programming
*  Raise awareness of awards and programming events through email and in-person outreach to academic departments and students as well as through regular postings on social media, working to ensure participation from a diverse set of students 
Operational Support
*  Review and process internal fellowship awards including reading applications, allocating funds and processing payments through Workday, collecting and organizing materials, as needed 
*  Assist director in planning end-of-semester celebration event
*  Contribute to assessment and record-keeping projects or reports as well as website updates
Professional Development
*  Stay on top of new fellowships, changes within applications, and trends in the profession; attend the National Association of Fellowship Advisors conference and workshops
*  Take advantage of opportunities to develop facility in Google and/or Microsoft collaborative tools and other software products as well as current and emerging social media platforms

Qualifications

Required:
*  Master’s degree in any field
*  Excellent writing and written feedback skills
*  Experience advising and/or conducting outreach to students either within higher education or as part of a fellowship foundation
*  Ability to present information clearly and enthusiastically to diverse groups of students
*  Dedication to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist program
*  Outstanding social skills with the ability to form cordial and positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff
*  Ability to work independently and take initiative by showing leadership in areas of responsibility
*  Commitment to confidentiality 
*  Strong time management and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
*  Must be available to occasionally work evenings or weekends for programming
Preferred:
* 2-5 years of experience advising on fellowships

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Open until filled
July 8, 2021

Fordham University - Director, Office of Prestigious Fellowships/ St. Edmund Campion Institute for the Advancement of Intellectual Excellence, Rose Hill

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director will oversee all operations of the Office of Prestigious Fellowships, which is charged with identifying, recruiting, mentoring, and advising Fordham students and alumni from all of the University’s schools to apply successfully for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Reporting to the Provost and working closely with the deans of Fordham’s undergraduate colleges and graduate/professional schools, the Director will expand the profile and reach of the Office by raising awareness of prestigious fellowship opportunities, while building close relationships with partners across the University. The new Director will bring innovative ideas about how to enhance the effectiveness of the Office in each stage of student development and application.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
*  Raise awareness of fellowship opportunities via print and web materials, social media, virtual and in-person information sessions, outreach to other offices, faculty meetings, and participation in student events and activities. This would also include creating targeted outreach campaigns to recruit diverse applicants.
*  Collaborate with other University offices with the aim of enhancing the experiences and promoting the development of student applicants. Such University partners include, among others: Deans’ Offices, Honors Programs, Office of Career Services, the Office of Research, the Office of Study Abroad and International Services, the Center for Community Engaged-Learning, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Matteo Ricci Seminar, etc.
*  In collaboration with academic deans, encourage high-potential students to engage in high-impact experiential learning (e.g., undergraduate research, Matteo Ricci, internships, study abroad, etc.) and to consider a full range of fellowship opportunities.
*  Supervise and participate in the advising of students regarding the availability, eligibility criteria and application processes of scholarships and fellowships; also, oversee advising throughout the fellowship application process, including providing feedback on essays and hosting mock interviews.
*  Support faculty who might assist in writing recommendation letters, serving as mentors, or conducting mock interviews.
*  Support the Office of Fellowships’ social justice and inclusive excellence commitment to recruit from underrepresented (first generation, minority groups, veteran, low-income, LGBTQ+) student populations and encourage these students’ professional development.
*  Serve as the institutional representative for Fordham University to the organizations and foundations that award nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. Build relationships with these entities in order to expand the range of opportunities presented to Fordham students and to enhance our knowledge base for what makes an application successful.
*  Develop the Office’s capacity to advise and mentor students from Fordham’s graduate and professional schools to gain awareness of, and apply successfully for, fellowship opportunities.
*  Effectively communicate successes and opportunities to University community and external audiences (including potential donors).
QUALIFICATIONS:
*  Master's Degree; PhD preferred.
*  Experience teaching, advising, and/or administering programs at the university level.
*  Experience coordinating the fellowships process and/or experience advising students for nationally competitive scholarships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman, Fulbright, and Goldwater Scholarships. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a familiarity with best practices and a successful record of mentoring students for fellowships/awards
*  Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
*  Skill in leveraging technology to engage with, support, and mentor students
*  Ability to bridge academic silos and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
*  Ability to work with University Development, Communications, and Marketing teams
*  Excellent written and oral communication skills,
*  Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Please send a letter and resume to: hr@fordham.edu

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

Open until filled
July 8, 2021

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) - National and International Fellowships and Awards

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as the Director of National and International Fellowships and Awards. The position is responsible for leading UTEP’s efforts in strengthening a culture of scholarship and increasing the number of high quality applicants for prestigious fellowships, scholarships and honors such as Boren, Churchill, Fulbright, Gilman, Goldwater, Hawkins, Hertz, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Rhodes, Truman and several others. From education and awareness to mentoring and celebrating student success, the Director will be a champion for high-achieving students to successfully navigate through the many fellowship and scholarship opportunities available to them, including engaging faculty mentors and assisting students in applying for graduate school funding for which they qualify.

The position . . . .
• Serves as the primary advisor for highly competitive, national and international fellowship and scholarship opportunities, and for maintaining up-to-date information, knowledge and understanding of national fellowships and awards regarding the requirements, policies, procedures, and application processes, submission criteria and deadlines.
• Develops and manages an educational outreach campaign to build awareness of prestigious national and international fellowship and award opportunities among UTEP’s predominantly Latino, first-generation student population.
• Works closely with faculty and staff to develop strategies that identify high potential students early in their undergraduate college career to pursue prestigious national and international fellowships and awards.
• Recruits, advises and works one-on-one with students interested in awards/fellowship opportunities from initial inquiry, application preparation, proposal writing, obtaining letters of recommendation, and the development of interview skills including drafting institutional
letters of endorsement for UTEP fellowship nominees when required.
• Engages faculty mentors to assist students with their application, particularly in cases where the fellowship involves research proposals.
• Serves as the liaison or institutional representative to agencies sponsoring awards and fellowships where appropriate.
 
A successful candidate . . .
• Will have an innovative approach to marketing, recruiting and preparing students for these opportunities in addition to demonstrated experience partnering with faculty, staff, departments and programs found in a University setting.
• Will be familiar with and have a passion for serving a predominantly Latino, first-generation college-going student population, as well as strong coaching and mentoring skills.
• Will have proven success facilitating workshops, training staff, students and faculty as well as an ability to manage budgets and resources and partner with internal and external stakeholders.
• Will have a firm understanding of the value of assessment and how to use metrics to enhance the work of the department and the institution.
• Will have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, but more than that – an authenticity and confidence when communicating with a variety of stakeholders.
• Will have a Master’s Degree and a minimum of five years and demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.

For more information and full job description . . .

Interested applicants should visit the UTEP Human Resources Services Website to apply: UTEP.EDU/Employment and click Staff Employment (Job ID: 6235)

Open until filled
June 28, 2021

University of Pennsylvania - CURF Fellowships Associate Director

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Fellowships of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), the CURF Fellowships Associate Director advises high-achieving applicants for the Fulbright Award, Truman Scholarship, and other nationally and internationally competitive fellowships as well as select internal Penn awards. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: advise undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni by strategizing how to strengthen application essays, program choice, and recommender selection; oversee recruitment, advising, and nomination processes for select awards; manage competitive nomination processes by orienting and training faculty evaluators and managing interview and selection processes; serve as administrative liaison to faculty advisory committees by preparing background material and writing reports. Oversee recruitment and publicity for select awards through outreach to students, schools, departments, and relevant academic and administrative programs to promote awareness of fellowships. Work with faculty and campus partners to identify, recruit, and support applicants through in-person and virtual events and social media. Develop and lead information sessions and workshops and assess and evaluate success of programs and implement changes as Senior Associate Director for Fellowships and Associate Director deem necessary. Communicate regularly with foundation representatives and remain current on existing fellowship opportunities and research and identify new opportunities relevant to Penn students and alumni. Associate Director also manages CURF Graduate Fellows on draft reviews for fellowships and assists with Rhodes and Marshall endorsement letter writing. Work with CURF Assistant Director for outreach and assessment, Administrative Coordinator, and Office Coordinator, assuring that administrative tasks are completed promptly and efficiently. Work with campus partners to create effective and innovative programs and resources to support applicants. Other projects, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:  This position requires a Master’s degree and three to five years of experience advising students and managing application processes in a web-based environment. Strong commitment to identifying and working with a diverse group of students and alumni and advancing university diversity goals. Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience offering feedback on student writing. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and others. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Team-oriented person comfortable in a fast-paced environment characterized by change. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and experience with social media.

Preferred:  Some knowledge of higher educational institutions abroad. International experience highly desirable. Experience as a full-time staff member in higher education, especially in student services, strongly preferred.

Pay Range: $42,953.00 - $77,315.00

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/careers-at-penn (position # JR00034241).

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Open until filled
June 25, 2021

University of Notre Dame - Scholarly Engagement Advising Associate

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a Scholarly Engagement Advising Associate. While we welcome applicants with previous advising experience, it is not necessary. In fact, this position is ideal for someone who has a genuine interest in the field of scholarly engagement advising who wants to "learn the ropes."

The Advising Associate’s primary responsibility will be to assist the Director of CUSE and the experienced advisors on the CUSE team in the administration of their portfolios of national fellowships. This will involve performing outreach and recruitment, engaging in intensive advising and application feedback, and helping with internal endorsement, nomination, or evaluation procedures. The Advising Associate will also be called upon to assist both with CUSE’s undergraduate research initiative through data entry and database management and with CUSE’s Sorin Scholars program through the admissions process.

The full job posting, along with application instructions, can be found at University of Notre Dame Applicant Portal | Scholarly Engagement Advising Associate (nd.edu)

 Please direct any questions about the position to Jeff Thibert, the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE, at jthibert@nd.edu.

July 8, 2021
June 23, 2021

University of Southern Mississippi - Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Programs and Awards

Contact: Dr. Amy Chasteen, Executive Vice Provost (amy.chasteen@usm.edu, 601-266-6579)

The University of Southern Mississippi enthusiastically calls for applicants to serve as the Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Programs and Awards (NCPA). Working within the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships, this role oversees efforts related to scholarships, fellowships, and awards that involve national-level competitive pools. The Assistant Director for NCPA builds on our students’ strengths to guide them to opportunities for these competitive awards, collaborating with faculty and staff from across the institution to mentor students effectively. The Assistant Director also performs a range of duties in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships as we work to leverage scholarship dollars to make a difference in the lives of our students.

The selected candidate will hold a master’s degree in a relevant field and evidence exceptional writing and communication skills, knowledge of the nationally competitive scholarship world, and a strong desire to support and guide a diverse group of students to success. Once hired, the Assistant Director will participate actively in national scholarship networks (e.g., National Association of Fellowship Advisors, National Scholarship Providers Association) as well as collaborating with key units across the university. Along with a resume and list of references, applicants should include a cover letter that describes their interest in this position, their relevant experiences, and how they see themselves contributing to scholarship work at the institution.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Programs and Awards (csod.com)

July 9, 2021
June 23, 2021

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón - Student Mobility Advisor

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, a U.S.-accredited Hispanic-Serving-Institution in San Juan, Puerto Rico is hiring a bilingual Student Mobility Advisor. Tthis team member is one of the primary supporters at our institution of Fulbright and other scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

We’re looking for:
➔    someone who wants to work in Spanish and live in Puerto Rico,
➔    someone who wants to facilitate meaningful intercultural experiences on campus and through study abroad,
➔    someone who manages technology well and learns to use new technology quickly,
➔    a detail-oriented self-starter who knows how to search for answers and identify solutions to the challenges they encounter.
➔    U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence status is required, since this person will serve as a DSO.

Scope:
·       The advisor is responsible for managing the inbound and outbound student exchange program, serving as a DSO for degree-seeking international students, and coordinating intercultural activities.
·       The advisor serves as a Peace Corps Prep coordinator and supports students applying for fellowships and scholarships including Gilman, Fulbright, CLS, and Rangel/Payne/Pickering, among others.
·       Student exchange duties include the full program life-cycle: marketing and promotion, participant selection, pre-departure preparation, and support during study abroad and re-entry; and associated administrative tasks.
·       The advisor works collaboratively with other units and departments campus-wide to ensure a seamless experience for students participating in student mobility programs.
·       About 75% of all work is done in Spanish and 25% in English.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Recruitment (adp.com)

July 7, 2021
June 21, 2021

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is searching for an Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research in the newly-formed Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships -- the result of a recent merger of the Offices of Undergraduate Research and National Scholarships & Fellowships. The AD for Undergraduate Research will interact routinely with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external partners to develop, promote, and support high-quality, accessible undergraduate research programs and experiences. The AD will also help to develop strategies and techniques for collaboration across the office’s functional areas in order to build upon recent institutional successes in the nationally competitive awards space, expand and diversify the pool of undergraduate fellowships candidates at the university, and more robustly, directly, and strategically support undergraduates seeking not only internal, but also external research funding, training, and experiences.

The full position announcement and application portal are here: Job Description - Assistant Director - Undergraduate Research (21000000UA) (taleo.net)

Questions about the position can be directed to the search chair, Kristin Tocci, at ktocci@utk.edu.

Open until filled
June 22, 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).  

July 9, 2021
June 18, 2021

Wesleyan University - Assistant Director for Fellowships

Reporting to the Director of the Fries Center for Global Studies, the Assistant Director for Fellowships has primary responsibility for identifying, promoting, and managing fellowship opportunities, with a particular focus on national fellowships requiring university nominations; and offering insight and advice to Wesleyan undergraduates, recent alumni, and faculty related to fellowships and international professional experiences.

The Assistant Director will develop this key range of opportunities for the purpose of advancing Wesleyan’s intercultural objectives. The Assistant Director provides strategic support in pursuit of the mission and goals of the FCGS and works in close partnership with other FCGS and campus colleagues.

Responsibilities include:
*  Coordinate and oversee the prestigious national fellowship application processes for the range of programs for which Wesleyan students regularly apply, including but not limited to the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and Watson fellowships.
*  Advise students and alumni regarding the relevance of these opportunities to their specific interests and abilities; recruit and cultivate viable candidates for competitive opportunities requiring university nomination.
*  Support students as they complete their applications for national fellowships, including working with them on essay drafts.
*  Manage faculty committees related to nationally prestigious fellowships: plan, organize, and schedule all committee meetings, collect and distribute relevant applications for committee members, foster community, provide insight, information, and guidance to faculty, chair committees and facilitate high-level discussions related to candidates.
*  Maintain a curated list of fellowship opportunities beyond those requiring university nomination; collaborate with colleagues in the Gordon Career Center, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Resource Center, the Office of Student Affairs, and other partners to share this information with students and advise them appropriately.
*  Develop and implement a comprehensive program of informational meetings and workshops supporting applicants interested in nationally prestigious fellowships, and as appropriate also covering other fellowships and international experiential learning and professional opportunities.
*  Support program development in an effort to create additional international volunteer or professional experiences in collaboration with colleagues in the FCGS and the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships.
*  In collaboration with other FCGS Staff, support Center-wide programs such as International Education Week or the Global Engagement Minor.
*  Interact as needed with other administrative offices, such as the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, the Office of Communications, and the Office of the President.
*  Maintain and develop the relevant sections of the Fries Center for Global Studies Web site.
*  Participate in networks of relevant professional organizations in order to further Wesleyan’s global interests and to represent Wesleyan in the professional community.
*  Other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum qualifications:
*  Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience in international education, study abroad or a similar program or an equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.
*  Experience advising students
*  Demonstrated knowledge of MS office, Web content management, Google suite, and social media technologies.
*  Excellent written communication, editing, data management, and interpersonal skills.
*  Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, including meeting deadlines established by external agencies.
*  Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred qualifications:
*  Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
*  Work experience in an academic setting.
*  Experience in international program management and advising and/or knowledge of the experience related to Fulbright Grants, and the Watson Fellowship.
*  Experience in university fellowship processes.
*  Prior experience studying, living, and/or working abroad.
*  Knowledge of a second language.
 

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Careers@Wesleyan | Assistant Director for Fellowships

July 16, 2021
June 18, 2021

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey -  Director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships

The position is responsible for the administration of the program budget and supervision of staff associated with the program. This position works closely with all campus partners — undergraduate colleges and schools, honors programs, research programs, student affairs, study abroad, faculty, and administrators — to coordinate new and existing initiatives and to ensure their alignment with the University mission and the objectives of the New Brunswick Provost’s Office.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Works with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on programs and initiatives to promote academic excellence, including seeking opportunities for new fellowships, awards, and partnerships.
• Coordinates services to assist students in completing applications to prestigious fellowships and scholarships
• Organizes and/or facilitates recruitment sessions for potential applicants
• Assists in tracking, maintaining, and entering data of all student applicants, including nominees, finalists, and winners
• Coordinates with other University departments, divisions to identify recruits and maintain alumni contacts, and relationships
• Develops and directs the implementation of workshops to provide students with the skills they need to compete successfully (strategic grant writing, interviewing, using library resources to identify scholarships and fellowships, the graduate and professional school application process)
• Manages the development of information made accessible through multiple media to help students in identifying and applying for grants, and to guide faculty members in writing appropriate recommendations for specific awards, etc.; as well as a web-page that describes services available, upcoming opportunities, links to foundation websites, strategies for applying for grants, schedules and timetables for completing applications.
• Develops and implements an early identification system to identify outstanding students in their first semesters, cultivating relationships with faculty and staff members.

Minimum Education and Experience

• Master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline or higher education administration.
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience that demonstrates an understanding of competitive grants/fellowship programs, of national graduate and professional school programs and application processes, and of the mentoring processes needed to help students succeed in applying for prestigious fellowships and graduate school.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in an appropriate academic discipline or higher education administration.
• Preference for candidates who have held a competitive fellowship; have a demonstrated record of scholarship presentations and publications; have experience in writing pedagogy, copy-editing, and grant writing.

Salary Range:  $89,051 - $136,381

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Rutgers University Employment Opportunities | Director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships

Open until Filled
June 16, 2021

Emory University - Assistant Director for the National Scholarships and Fellowships Program

The Assistant Director of the National Scholarships & Fellowships program is responsible for working closely under the supervision of the program director to identify candidates, select nominees, and support applications for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.  In addition, the assistant director will help organize the selection process for a chosen set of internal Emory scholarships and awards.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs
  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events
  • May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s)
  • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups
  • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines
  • Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable
  • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees
  • May write publishable articles and papers
  • May supervise staff
  • Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies
  • Ensures required records and documentation are maintained
  • Performs related responsibilities as required
     

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise students about scholarships and fellowships available to them, and help students identify the best options for their goals
  •  Advise students about the application processes, work with them as they edit and reformulate scholarship essays and CVs, and coach them on professional development, including interview skills and how to request references
  • Collaborate with the director to identify and recruit faculty members to serve on selection and review committees, manage the process for selecting and notifying nominees, and assist in the development of nomination materials and supporting documents
  • Organize workshops, presentations, social media posts and other means to publicize scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students and faculty.  This includes efforts to publicize and celebrate the success of Emory students
  • Assist the director in developing and maintaining relationships with foundations and fellowship providers, the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, other fellowship advisors and schools, and program alumni
  • Develop programming with other offices working with high achieving students to ensure the support and development of student excellence at Emory
  • Collect, analyze, and present program data 
  • Directly supervise graduate student assistants and support the development and oversight of the undergraduate student ambassador program
  • Take on other duties in the Office for Undergraduate Education as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or master’s degree with significant advising and/or teaching experience

For additional information and to apply, please visit: Emory Careers | Assistant Director, Program in Atlanta, Georgia | Careers at Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor (icims.com)

Open until filled
June 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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

July 15, 2021
June 9, 2021

Arizona State University – Program Manager

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

Essential Duties

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

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

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

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

June 28, 2021
June 7, 2021

University of Central Florida - Fellowship Advisor

The Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida https://honors.ucf.edu/  is seeking to hire a Fellowship Advisor for the Office of Prestigious Awards (OPA). This position will assist the Director of OPA with all operations of the office to prepare students for applying to nationally and internationally competitive scholarship opportunities. This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree. To apply, visit our website  https://jobs.ucf.edu/en-us/job/500532/fellowship-advisor to complete a UCF Staff Online Employment application by 11:55 pm, June 17, 2021. No faxes or resumes will be accepted in lieu of completed applications. EEO/AA.

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

 

June 17, 2021
June 5, 2021

University of California, Irvine: Fellowships Advisor

Position Summary:

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

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

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

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

To apply, please go to: Writing Specialist in Irvine, CA - UCI (ttcportals.com)

Open until filled
June 1, 2021

Yale University - Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program

General Purpose

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

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

The position is posted here: 65850BR and more information can be found here: https://funding.yale.edu/contact/director-richard-u-light-fellowship

Candidates with questions may email Rebekah.westphal@yale.edu

Open until filled