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January 20, 2022

Georgia State University - Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

The Coordinator should be a highly organized, student-focused individual with excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to advise a diverse student population, support the undergraduate research and fellowships office, and Honors College activities and special events.

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

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

The salary range is $48,000 - $52,000.

For more information and to apply go to: Job Description - Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (22000133) (

Open until filled
January 20, 2022

Rice University – Assistant Director, Assessment

Reporting to and under the supervision of an associate director, the assistant director will split their responsibilities between 1) the development, implementation, and management of undergraduate civic leadership programs and fellowships and 2) center-wide assessment of civic engagement practices. The assistant director will work with community partners, faculty, and alumni to implement undergraduate civic engagement programs focused on civic research and public policy (such as Leadership Rice Mentorship Experience, Houston Action Research Teams). In collaboration with CCL colleagues, academic units, and community partners, they will implement data collection methods and design and implement programmatic and institutional assessment and evaluation projects that measure civic engagement learning outcomes, diversity, equity and inclusion, and social impact. They will produce reports to inform center decision making, strategic planning efforts, financial allocations, and communications strategies. Additionally, they will assist in reporting that contributes to larger institutional assessment efforts, such as SACSCOC accreditation and the Carnegie Leadership Classification.

The salary will be commensurate to experience and qualifications.

For more information and to apply go to: Assistant Director, Assessment - Rice University External Career Site Careers (

Open until filled
January 20, 2022

Smith College – Director of Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships

Job Summary

Provide visionary leadership for the Fellowships Program at Smith. Craft and maintain a strategic vision that is tied to the larger academic mission of the institution. Build relationships with foundations, foster strong collaboration with faculty, and design programs and services aimed at supporting students in the fellowships process. Recruit, advise, and mentor students and alumnae on nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities including Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Truman, Udall, Schwarzman, Mitchell, and others. Collaborate with the Associate Director of Fellowships to deliver a comprehensive program that is broadly accessible to the entire student population and prioritizes the educational and personal growth of the student as an integral part of a successful fellowship program.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Program Management (50%):
* Cultivate and lead fellowship advisory committees in each academic division (humanities, social science, and natural science) comprised of faculty and relevant staff. Meet monthly to provide updates on fellowships, and share information on particular fellowships. Engage faculty to review candidate profiles, and to participate in on-campus committee interviews for Fulbright, and in practice interviews for other fellowships as needed.
* Oversee and manage the college’s responsibilities in the fellowships area, including forming interview committees, scheduling interviews and providing feedback, writing institutional endorsement letters, and conducting assessment activities.
* Regularly attend NAFA meetings; stay abreast of best practices, maintain up-to-date knowledge of application policies and procedures, new fellowship opportunities, and maintain a strong understanding of electronic application systems. Network with national scholarship/fellowship programs at the local, regional and national levels to raise the college’s profile within these programs.
* Build strong relationships with foundations. Regularly invite representatives to campus to host information sessions with faculty and students.
* Routinely meet with first year and sophomore faculty/liberal arts advisers to learn more about particular students with potential for fellowship candidacies.

Student Recruitment and Advising (50%):
* Oversee efforts to promote national fellowship opportunities. Advise and mentor prospective candidates on the range of opportunities available.
* Develop and cultivate a holistic advising system that meets the needs of the whole student, and provides a positive, nurturing pedagogical process for fellowships.
* Create opportunities to engage with first years and sophomores; collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to connect with students participating in academic and/or research-intensive programs (Posse, STRIDE, SURF, Kahn, Mellon Mays, etc)
* Hold information sessions and conduct other outreach to students to inform them of fellowships opportunities
* Implement in-person and virtual alumnae panels featuring former fellowship participants
* Support students as they articulate their interests and ambitions and apply for fellowship opportunities that further their academic, personal and professional goals
* Provide feedback on proposals and essays. Assist candidates with final revisions of applications when appropriate. Ensure students meet multiple internal deadlines
* 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
* Develop and implement workshops on the fellowships process, writing effective personal statements, and other related topics
* Coach students on interview preparation and organize practice sessions as needed
* Collaborate with the Lazarus Center for Career Development, the Associate Dean of the College for Advising and Mentoring, and the Associate Dean of Integrative Learning to think about students’ post-graduation pathways in a holistic way

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Master’s degree. Three to five years direct previous experience with national scholarships and fellowships. Previous teaching, research, and/or academic administration experience is desirable.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD


Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills. High level of computer literacy and technical skills. Experience with Workday or other student information systems, Salesforce or comparable CRM. Experience with scholarship application systems. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Highly collaborative. Keen attention to detail and follow-through.

For more information and to apply go to: Director of Fellowships & Postgraduate Scholarships (

Open until filled
January 14, 2022

The University of Denver (DU) - Director of External Fellowships and Awards 

 strategic leadership for the direction, administration, and growth of merit-based fellowships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students at DU. In doing so, they will serve as a critical thought partner and collaborator in advancing our institutional commitment to a holistic model of student learning and development – one that not only advances intellectual growth but also promotes well-being, fosters personal and social responsibility, and helps students and alumni chart lives of purpose. It’s an exciting time to be at DU!

For more information about the position, please see the job posting. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials by Jan. 28th, 2022.

January 28, 2022
January 14, 2022

Temple University – Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment 

Reporting to and in support of the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrichment, the incumbent plays a key role in administering many of the crucial day-to-day activities of the undergraduate research, scholarship and academic enrichment programs and initiatives in the portfolio of Undergraduate Studies within the Office of the Provost.  This position will manage administrative procedures for Undergraduate Studies’ internal competitions and awards and related events, presentations, workshops, and activities. In addition, the incumbent will provide critical initial advising support for early research experiences, faculty mentor identification, and other academic engagement and experiential learning opportunities; be responsible for promoting programs and initiatives to support and expand all aspects of undergraduate research and creative scholarship across campus including design and delivery of information sessions and production of print and web materials; manage applications and database systems and coordinate application processes; evaluate and use technology to improve efficiency and user experience; track program data and facilitate assessment; and disburse funding to student awardees.  Other duties as assigned.

At Temple, you will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself. We value what makes each employee unique and strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an employee, you will enjoy our collaborative team-based culture that values innovation and creativity.

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in a research related field (social or behavioral science, natural science, humanities) and at least one year of directly related experience. Experience conducting scholarly research and an understanding of the value of experiential education. Demonstrated experience presenting to both small and large groups. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated familiarity with project management and implementation.
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of administrators, faculty, and students.
* General understanding of grants, budgets, and finance.
* Proven ability with event planning and promotion.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to work toward competing deadlines.
* Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel.
* Demonstrated skill to run reports using databases, application, and student information systems.
* Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends if necessary.

Preferred:  Terminal degree/candidacy

Starting Salary: Approx. $55,000

Visit Careers at Temple | Temple University Human Resources to learn more about the benefits of working at Temple University and to apply. Scroll down and click on “search and apply for jobs,” and then search for staff positions (#21004261).  Please include a detailed cover letter with the application.

Open until filled
December 28, 2021

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Assistant Director – National & International Fellowships & Scholarships

This position assists the Director of the Office of National and International Fellowships and Scholarships with daily departmental activities. This position actively recruits, mentors, advises and supports candidates for a variety of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. This position is responsible for maintaining campus-wide outreach to students and faculty, managing programming, and assisting with UAB's participation in national scholarship competitions.

(Annual Salary:  $43,235  -  $70,255)

Master's degree required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Ideal candidate should have at least a masters degree, strong writing and communication skills, previous experience with fellowships advising.

For full job posting and to apply, please see: Job Description - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS (T192440) (

Open until filled
December 21, 2021

University of Missouri - Fellowships & Pre-Health Advisor

The mission of the Office of Fellowships and Advanced Studies is to develop engaged candidates for competitive academic programs by guiding them to become stronger advocates for their goals and aspirations. FAS houses two advising services – Fellowships Advising and Medical Opportunities Advising – to accomplish this mission. Our team is recruiting a Fellowships & Pre-Health Advisor to help us further this work. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to:

1) advise MU students applying for globally and nationally competitive STEM fellowships (with a focus on federally funded awards such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and the SMART Scholarship). Advising fellowship candidates includes but is not limited to meeting with individual candidates, reviewing and editing students’ application materials, conducting workshops, researching new/different fellowships to promote, and communicating fellowship information with faculty and staff.

2) provide high-quality student support services to MU students interested in professional medical careers. Supporting pre-health students involves facilitating Committee Interviews, writing and submitting Committee Interview letters of evaluation, and conducting advising appointments.

From approximately August to May each academic year, this role will focus on supporting STEM fellowship candidates. From May through August, this role’s primary focus will be facilitating the Medical Opportunities Advising Program’s Committee Interview and Letter Packet services.

Members of the FAS team care about supporting one another so that we can advance student success and development. Apply to join our team if you are looking for a highly-collaborative, dynamic, and rewarding student support services position.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

We would prefer for the individual in this position to have a graduate and/or professional degree. Being the recipient of a globally or nationally competitive award is also desirable

Salary: $16.92-$22.80/hr

For full job posting and to apply, please click on “Prospective Employees” and search for Job ID 39644 at:

Open until filled
December 18, 2021

Emory University - Fellowships Advisor, National Scholarships & Fellowships Program

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.

 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.

Position essentials:

*  Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of related experience
*  Experience working with undergraduates in a teaching/tutoring environment
*  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  
*  Specific software and applications:  College Connect (Slate), Canvas, OPUS, Box, Wufoo, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office 365
*  Preferred skills and background
*  Prior experience with study, teaching, and/or travel abroad
*  Past experience with or knowledge of the Fulbright US Student program and/or other nationally competitive awards
*  Technical skills (e.g. data management and familiarity with student information systems and learning management systems)
*  Prior experience with grant or proposal writing and/or review
*  Interest in working with social media
*  Experience working closely with people from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds
*  A friendly and accessible professional demeanor

For full job posting and to apply, please see:

Open until filled
December 15, 2021

Reed College - Assistant Director, Career and Fellowships Advising

Reed College seeks an experienced science, pre-med, and tech advisor to be our next Assistant Director, Career and Fellowships Advising. This position is part of the Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR), a department focused on helping students develop purposefully and professionally from their first year through graduation and beyond. CLBR advisors are organized by a unique “Communities of Purpose” framework and embrace a holistic model of advising which integrates graduate school, careers, and fellowships advising. This is a great opportunity for someone with direct or tangential advising experience to join a dynamic and collaborative team of relationship-focused advisors.

Who You Are:
*  You are committed to anti-racist work and can demonstrate how you have incorporated this into your professional life.
*  You are experienced and knowledgeable about the field of science, healthcare, and research including future careers and workforce information, graduate school applications processes, and development of students and recent grads in the pre-med application cycle.
*  You are experienced in career advising or adjacent/related professions.
*  You are drawn to support emerging professionals and understand how to help students develop and move through the transition from college to post-bacc.
*  You are a strong relationship builder with students, faculty, colleagues, and alumni.
*  You are an excellent presenter and facilitator who uses both a DEI and a universal design lens to inform your audience.
*  You are collaborative and active in reaching across your institution to work with colleagues in developing programming and events, resulting in strategic change.
*  You are data-informed in your decision making as part of the strategic management of a program or policy.
*  You are curious and embrace a growth-mind-set to building new skills and learning new industry sectors related to advising and departmental needs.
*  You are comfortable with navigating ambiguity and able to pivot your priorities easily, as needed.
What You’ll Do
*  Be a relevant, data-informed science, pre-med, and tech careers, grad school, and fellowships advisor to Reed students and recent grads 
*  Be a trusted and experienced ally for anti-racism work at Reed
*  Outreach to alumni, industry professionals, graduate and medical schools to better understand specific work and grad school application process and timeline
*  Attend alumni and employer events to expand knowledge of field and opportunities
*  Connect students with alumni to increase their successful exploration in their communities of purpose
Program Management
*  Plan, design, and implement pre-med and other assigned programs whose outcomes can be accurately measured and evaluated
*  Supervise student staff, meet with student groups
*  Plan and manage the budget for your areas of responsibility
Faculty Engagement 
*  Develop a plan with each assigned academic department for grad school, career, and fellowships programming
*  Communicate with faculty advisers in assigned departments about students and recent grads, as needed

Starting salary: $58,000 per year.

For full job posting and to apply, please see: Assistant Director Career and Fellowships - Human Resources - Reed College

Open until filled
December 11, 2021

Fordham University – Director, Office of Prestigious Fellowships

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


The Director provides strategic and visible leadership for the Office of Prestigious Fellowships, working with colleagues across all Fordham’s schools, colleges, and administrative divisions. As a campus leader, the Director contributes to the advancement of Fordham’s strategic plan, Educating for Justice , as well as the University’s anti-racism action plan .

The Director oversees all operations of the office, which is charged with identifying, recruiting, mentoring, and advising students and alumni from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds to apply successfully for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Reporting to the Provost through the Vice Provost and working closely with the school and college deans, the new Director will expand the Office’s profile and reach by raising awareness of national and international fellowship opportunities. The Director will bring innovative ideas about enhancing the Office’s effectiveness in all facets of student development and support and enhancing access and success among groups historically underrepresented in the area of prestigious fellowships and prizes.


*  Raises students’ and other community members’ 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 events and activities.
*  Collaborates with other University offices to enhance the experiences and promote the development of student applicants; these partners include, among others: college and school deans’ offices, honors programs, Office of Career Services, Office of Research, Office of International and Study Abroad Programs, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, CSTEP and HEOP Programs.
*  In collaboration with academic deans, encourages high-potential students to engage in and obtain financial support for high-impact experiential learning (e.g., undergraduate research, other academic enrichment programs such as the liberal arts colleges’ “Matteo Ricci Seminars”, internships, study abroad, etc.) and considers a wide range of fellowship opportunities.
*  Oversees advising of students throughout the fellowship application process; participates personally in student advising, including providing feedback on essays and hosting mock interviews.
*  Supports faculty who serve as mentors, writes recommendation letters, participates in mock interviews, and contributes in other ways to fellowship advising.
*  Enhances the Office of Prestigious Fellowships’ visibility and success recruiting among underrepresented (first-generation, BIPOC, veteran, low-income, LGBTQ+) student populations and encourages students’ educational growth and professional development.
*  Serves as Fordham’s institutional representative to organizations and foundations that award nationally and internationally competitive scholarships; builds relationships with these entities to expand the range of opportunities available to Fordham students and to enhance knowledge about what makes an application successful.
*  Develops the Office’s capacity to advise and mentor students from Fordham’s graduate and professional schools.
*  Effectively communicates successes and opportunities to the University community and external audiences, including potential donors.
*  Takes a data-driven approach to identifying candidates and fellowship opportunities; conducts ongoing assessment of the Office’s outreach, advisement, and impact.
*  Builds and supervises a lean, diverse, and effective team of advisors and staff.
*  Master’s Degree; PhD or other terminal degree preferred 
*  Experience coordinating the fellowships process and/or experience advising students for nationally competitive scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Goldwater Scholarships; knowledge of national trends and best practice literature regarding identifying and mentoring applicants for prestigious fellowships, and effective practices supporting non-traditional students and members of historically underrepresented groups
*  Skill in leveraging technology to engage with, support, and mentor students  
*  Ability to bridge academic organizations and collaborate with multiple stakeholders  
*  Ability to work with University Development, Communications, and Marketing teams  
*  Excellent written and oral communication skills 
*  Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 
*  Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Starting Date: As soon as possib;e

Send letter and resume to:

Open until filled
December 9, 2021

The Ohio State University – Undergraduate Fellowship Advisor

The Undergraduate Fellowship Office (UFO) coordinates the application, interview, and university endorsement processes for undergraduates who wish to be considered for national fellowships and awards. Housed in the University Honors & Scholars Center, the UFO serves all undergraduate students across the Ohio State University.

The UFO seeks a Program Coordinator to assist the Fellowship Manager in facilitating the responsibilities of the office. The Program Coordinator will advise students on various fellowship opportunities, with a focus on early career student applicants for awards such as the Critical Language Scholarship, UK Summer Fulbright Institute, Udall Scholarship, and others. The Program Coordinator will also assist with student applications for awards such as the Rhodes Scholarship, the US Student Fulbright Program, and the Truman Scholarship, among others. As students begin work on their applications, the Program Coordinator reviews and provides feedback on various parts of their applications, including essays, short answer questions, and resumes. The ability to manage deadlines as well as confidential documents such as transcripts is required.

In addition to working with student applicants, the Program Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Fellowship Manager to continue enhancing a culture of fellowships across campus. This includes working with partners in departments around campus to advertise fellowships and identify potentially strong applicants early, along with the expansion of faculty involvement in the fellowship process. The position will coordinate and present information sessions and other programs related to national fellowships to students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities include occasional evening and weekend work hours.

Minimum Education Required
Master's Level Degree
Required Qualifications
Master's degree or comparable experience. Experience advising or teaching students, particularly on essay writing required. Strong writing skills required. Experience managing multiple deadlines required. Must maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality. Experience working with diverse populations.
Desired Qualifications
Experience working with national fellowships and other awards, teaching experience preferred.
Additional Information:
The target hiring range for this position is $17.79 - $19.23 per hour ($37,000 - $40,000 annually)

For full job posting and to apply, please see Undergrad Fellowship Coord (

Open until filled
December 6, 2021

Carnegie Mellon University - Associate Director for Undergrad Research and Scholar Development

We seek an innovative and experienced higher education leader committed to empowering students’ intellectual, personal and professional development and advancing the scholarship and assessment of high impact educational practices to join us as an Associate Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development.

As a part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and reporting directly to the OURSD Director, the Associate Director will collaborate to grow and advance innovative and sustainable models for undergraduate research with a focus on equity and inclusion across multiple dimensions; competency-focused, research-related programming; competitive fellowship advising and scholar development practices; and contribute to other university-wide educational initiatives. The Associate Director will also help to advance the growth, reach, and impact of the OURSD and its role in students’ educational experience and core competency development. They will help to build partnerships with existing and new centers and initiatives, such as Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Shared Prosperity, as we seek to increase student engagement and publicly engaged research in the local, national, and international communities.

Core responsibilities will include:
*  Developing and implementing strategies and programs to raise campus awareness of internal opportunities for undergraduate research and specialized external scholarship opportunities open to current students and alumni;  
*  Advising, assisting and counseling a diverse pool of undergraduate and graduate students on the value of high impact practice engagement and awareness of opportunities
*  Supporting students and alumni in exploring and defining their interests, writing grant proposals, research statements, personal statements, and all parts of the application and submission processes;
*  Developing inclusive practices and programs aimed at broadening access to high impact educational opportunities for disciplines and populations often underrepresented in these activities
*  Cultivating and maintaining institutional partnerships to include colleges, academic departments and centers, and CMU offices to aid in the identification of applicants, as well as participating in selecting campus nominees for various awards;
*  Connecting to and engaging in the work of the national, local and international fellowship and scholarship community
*  Implementing effective communications (including social media) to include creating promotional materials, coordinating event calendars, and co-programming with strategic partners.
You must demonstrate:
*  Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
*  Sophisticated analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills,
*  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
*  Capability to generate new ideas and approaches based on varying sources of information.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Undergraduate Research.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.  

*  Master’s degree or equivalent required; Ph.D. highly desirable
*  Minimum three years of related experience required; experience with fellowships and scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, etc.), undergraduate research, grant or proposal writing, or a background in student advising highly desired
*  Experience working with faculty in a higher education environment, instruction experience at a higher education level, and experience with public speaking, public  relations and strategic communication, and desktop publishing preferred.

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: Careers @ Carnegie Mellon - Workday (

Open until filled

November 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

Open until filled
November 18, 2021

University of Notre Dame - Assistant Program Director

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

Salary Pay Range: up to $50,000

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

November 30, 2021
November 16, 2021

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

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

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

Salary: $86,400

Education: Master’s degree required

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

Open untill filled
November 6, 2021

Binghamton University - Research and Scholarship Advisor

Program Description:

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

Salary Range:  $45,000 - $50,000

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

Open until filled
November 4, 2021

Purdue University – Assistant Director, National and International Scholarships Office

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

Open until filled
October 26, 2021

Paul Quinn College – Special Assistant, Office of Prestigious Opportunities

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

For more information about Paul Quinn College, please visit

Position Overview

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

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

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

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

Other Requirements

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Open until filled
October 21, 2021

Vanderbilt University – Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Fellowships Application Process Management:

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

Relationship Development:

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


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

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

Open until filled
October 20, 2021

Georgia State University – Coordinator, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 29, 2021
October 18, 2021

Brown University - Assistant Director, Fellowships and Post Graduate Opportunities

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

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

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


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

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

Open until filled
October 14, 2021

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

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


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

Salary: $68,000

For complete information and to apply, please go to .

September 28, 2021
October 14, 2021

Reed College – Career and Fellowships Advisor

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

Excellence in advising

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

Program Management

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

Faculty Engagement 

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

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

Open until filled
October 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

review of applicants will begin November 1
October 10, 2021

Appalachian State University – Assistant Director

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Duties and responsibilities of the position include:

Advising and Outreach
Application process coordination and oversight
Campus Partnerships

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

For more information and to apply, go to

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

Florida State University – Assistant Director

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

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


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

For more information and to apply, go to Careers (

Open until filled