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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
May 25, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

The College

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

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

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

Open until filled
April 28, 2021

Tulane University - Director of Fellowship Advising

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

To apply, please go to: Tulane Staff Positions

April 30, 2021
April 26, 2021

Rollins College - Director of Fellowships Advising

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

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

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

For the ninth year running, Rollins has been named a top producer of Fulbright Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. To learn more, please visit: https://360.rollins.edu/college-news/rollins-named-top-producer-of-fulbright-scholars

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

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

Open until filled
April 10, 2021

High Point University - Director of Fellowships and Awards

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

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

Please attach the following required application materials in the Faculty Application Documents Upload section of the online application. To apply, you may visit http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/ .

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

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

Open until filled
April 7, 2021

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Knowledge/Skills

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

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

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/95854

April 25, 2021
April 7, 2021

University of South Carolina – National Fellowships Advisor (Undergraduates)

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Knowledge/Skills

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

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

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/95813

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

Essential Functions

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

Minimum Education/Experience

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

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Assistant-Director-of-the-Office-of-National-Scholarship-Advisement-MS-38677/725963900/

Open until filled
March 26, 2021

George Mason University - Assistant Director of Graduate Fellowships

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

About the Department:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:  PhD

For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49860

April 25, 2021
March 23, 2021

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Associate Director

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

April 11, 2021
March 15, 2021

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

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

Duties include:

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

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

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

 
March 22, 2021
March 12, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30, 2021
March 10, 2021

Harvard University - Associate Director of the Fellowships & Writing Center

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

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

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

Open until filled
March 3, 2021

Clemson University - Assistant Director - Office of Major Fellowships,

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

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

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

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

WORK SCHEDULE:  Standard Hrs: 37.5

For complete information please go to Job opening 104882 at: Careers (clemson.edu)

March 17, 2021
March 2, 2021

UNC Charlotte - Scholars Advisor

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

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

The position is part of a team of administrators, staff, and faculty both in and beyond the Honors College, advancing opportunities for academically motivated undergraduates. Full posting at: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/33887. All candidates are subject to a criminal background check. 

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

March 22, 2021