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Posted: September 25, 2023

Deadline: Open until filled.

Position Summary:

Job Details:

  • Location: F&M Campus – Lancaster, PA
  • Classification: Full-time /  Exempt 
  • Schedule: 40 hours, Monday – Friday.
  • Reports to: Associate Dean of the Faculty
  • Department: Provost’s Office

The Director is responsible for developing and leading F&M’s robust Fellowships Advising Program. This includes, without limitation, advising and preparing students and graduates to compete for nationally and internationally competitive fellowship opportunities by guiding them throughout the exploration, discernment, application, nomination, interview, and decision processes while facilitating programmatic, relational and marketing initiatives that generate ongoing awareness about fellowships F&M students and graduates could pursue and the Director’s services.

Essential Functions:

  • Mentoring/Advising:  
    • Advise students and graduates about the range of nationally and internationally competitive fellowships they could pursue, along with how to develop competencies and access curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences that could help them become competitive candidates for those fellowships;
    • Guide students and graduates through the fellowship application process, including, without limitation, feedback on the content and substance of scholarship application biographical forms and essays, and interview preparation and performance.
  • Communications, Marketing and Writing:
    • Develop and oversee strategic outreach, collaborative programs and outreach campaigns which generate awareness among students about the range of  fellowships students can pursue along with the nature and scope of the Director’s services. Regularly assess the efficacy and impact of said marketing and awareness initiatives and adjust the same as necessary;
    • Write and/or procure institutional endorsement letters while mentoring and providing feedback to letter of recommendation writers as needed; 
    • Manage the Fellowship website(s) and social media outlets to aggregate and disseminate information about the scope and result of fellowships students and graduates have secured and may pursue.
  • Partnerships and Committee Oversight:
    • Cultivate relationships with faculty and staff to ensure cross-campus participation in identifying and mentoring candidates, serving on selection committees, and providing letters of support;
    • Develop and maintain relationships with external funding agencies and foundations, ensuring appropriate campus preparation and selection procedures;
    • Identify faculty for the Committee on Post-Graduate Fellowship Committee. Train and lead said Committee whose work includes, among other tasks, vetting drafts of statements, participating in mock interviews, and other forms of support;
    • Partner with Franklin & Marshall’s Office of Admission and College Advancement to maintain and enhance the strong reputation for Franklin & Marshall’s Fellowships Program among prospective students and graduates looking to use and support the program.
    • Partner with the Office of Student and Postgraduate Development to develop synergies with ongoing initiatives to support student development and post-graduate success.
  • Events & Programs: 
    • Design and deliver programs and resources which support the Director’s advising efforts, including on-campus workshops and online, on-demand resources;
    • Represent the College at meetings of regional and national conferences, professional associations such as the National Association for Fellowship Advisors, peer institutions, and on international site visits as applicable, remaining up-to-date on best practices in the field of Fellowships Advising.
  • Data and Process Oversight: 
    • Maintain records of advisement and programmatic engagement while also collecting and maintaining data pertaining to the outcomes of student and graduate applications for fellowships.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree. A graduate degree in international education, higher education administration, student affairs, an academic field, or another relevant field plus experience with academic, career, mentoring, and/or study abroad advising in a college/university setting.
  • 1-3 years of experience with the following:
    • Experience with academic, career, and/or study abroad advising in a college/university setting; 
    • Experience teaching writing or editing personal statements, scholarship essays and.or applications to graduate and professional programs.
    • Experience in creating partnerships with and working creatively and effectively with broad constituencies.
  • Ability to recognize strengths and clarify the interests and values of students while assisting them in making informed decisions about their life after college.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Slides, Drive).
  • Ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
  • This position requires driving for college business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • This position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. Click HERE.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree.
  • 4-7 years of experience in the following:
    • Experience with academic, career, and/or study abroad advising in a college/university setting.
    • Experience teaching writing or editing personal statements, scholarship essays and.or applications to graduate and professional programs.
    • Experience in creating partnerships with and working creatively and effectively with broad constituencies.
  • Knowledge of national and international scholarship/fellowship competitions and ability to match students and graduates to appropriate programs based on their aspirations, value and experience.
  • Excellent strategic planning, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Team-orientation with an interest in collaborating with other members of the Franklin & Marshall community in preparing students and graduates for success beyond college.
  • Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse individuals (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.)

For complete details and to apply, please see: https://fandm.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=357B88A987525768A58D49193F1D9C9A;jsessionid=BFB2F54F50198920E9AAEDE9A8458DDE?JOBID=167529

Posted: September 11, 2023

Deadline: Open until filled.

Position Summary:

NYU’s Global Programs & University Life organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Employees in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

Partner with scholarship advisors, faculty, academic advisors and external fellowship foundations to ensure the smooth coordination of student applications for fellowships throughout the year. Directs administrative, student and temporary staff where necessary. Identify and support students and alumni from STEM disciplines to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Manage the recruitment, selection, and advising processes for STEM-focused awards (e.g. Goldwater, Hertz, Churchill, SMART, NSF GRFP); developing and curating resources to assist undergraduates pursuing external STEM research opportunities (e.g. Amgen, NSF REU, DAAD RISE); and encouraging STEM students and alumni to apply to non-STEM specific awards (e.g. Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall). Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Global Awards; administer academic programs, co-curricular programming, events and services.


Required Education: Bachelor’s DegreePreferred Education:Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline or in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership or related field. Previous experience working with students from STEM disciplined. Experience with quality data collection. Prior experience as an awards recipient or finalist.Required Experience:5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have experience working directly with students, through teaching, mentoring, advising, writing support, or other relevant experience. Should have experience administering academic programming and building and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff, and other campus stakeholders. Must have demonstrated commitment to and experience working with historically excluded and/or underrepresented student populations.Preferred Experience:5+ yearsRequired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to think creatively and take initiative in a dynamic environment. Ability to relate to individuals and groups of student populations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and a wide range of constituencies in the diverse higher education communities.

Salary Range:  $65,000 – $85,000

The complete job description and information about how to apply is available online here:  https://careers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchKeyword=2023-12484&mobile=false&width=720&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Posted: August 14, 2023

Deadline: Open until filled.

Position Focus:

The Senior Associate Director of Fellowships will report to the Director of the Office of Fellowships and work as a member of an 8-person team which delivers fellowship advising, preparation and educational programming for national and Yale internal awards. A Senior Administrative Assistant will report to this role. The Senior Associate Director may also manage a group of student workers.

The Senior Associate Director will manage a portfolio of internal and nationally competitive fellowships including, but not limited to, the Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes competitions, and several other UK-focused fellowships.  They will be responsible for in-depth fellowships advising, the on-campus review process, and interview preparation for fellowship awards. They will also contribute to the Office of Fellowships’ overall outreach efforts and devise, participate in, and deliver programming to raise awareness of fellowships across the campus, to educate about the fellowship application process, and to promote best practices in advising, equitable access, student preparation, donor relations, and the stewardship of fellowship awards. The Senior Associate Director will also represent Yale at regional and national conferences, while contributing to discussions around best practices in the professional field of Fellowships. Applicants should upload their resume and a cover letter of interest. Within Yale College, the Office of Fellowships is aligned with the Office of Career Strategy, which supports academic and career growth opportunities domestically and abroad for Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Support the strategic vision of the Office of Fellowships in offering student-centered advising, educational programming, and outreach to ensure that preparation for fellowship awards is accessible to all Yale students. Support and maintain best practices across the University, serving as a model for colleagues across the university and nationally for best practices in advising, equitable access, and student preparation for fellowship awards. Manage a portfolio of Yale internal and national fellowship competitions through all stages of the cycle, from outreach through to alumni relations. Manage and innovate around the streamlining of high-volume fellowship application and review processes while maintaining a high level of educational benefit to students going through that process. Actively engage with students, committee members, and donors to convey the value of the fellowship application process. Support students in translating lessons learnt through the application process to other comparable processes, such as applications for graduate study or professional interviews. Actively collaborate with partners from awarding foundations (such as the Rhodes Trust, the Goldwater Foundation, etc) and from across the university to identify ways to encourage Yale students to apply for fellowships at all stages of their Yale journey. Prepare and deliver educational programming, marketing, and public relations materials for students, donors, and the Yale Community, in line with the educational goals of the Office of Fellowships. Represent Yale University at regional and national conferences, professional associations, and peer institutions, while contributing to national and global discussions around best practices in the professional field of Fellowships. Serve on committees and practice groups throughout Yale College and the University. Manage a full-time staff member and student workers, as required. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Directs, monitors, and assesses needs and directs the application of resources of an administrative University office dealing with one or more major functional areas. 2. Directs and implements solutions to problems that are routine to complex in nature and that affect multiple functional areas of responsibility. 3. Plans and/or participates in planning University activities on a long-term basis to comply with University goals and objectives. 4. Establishes and implements consistent university-wide policies in multiple functional areas of responsibility. 5. Ensures that University office policies and procedures are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.  6. Develops and monitors goals and objectives for managerial and professional staff in compliance with University strategies.  7. Directs a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skills/Ability

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to present to multiple constituents, including students, staff, faculty, donors, and University leadership, as well as database and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, donors, and other internal and external constituents to promote fair and equitable practices in advising, programming, and mentoring practices.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the field of fellowships advising and demonstrated ability to undertake the management of large-scale, deadline-driven competitive fellowship opportunities.
  • Proven ability to work with a varied range of stakeholders, often under tight time pressure, with an appreciation and respect for the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to engage with diverse individuals (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.) in strategic planning, establishing best practices, program planning, the provision of resources, and advising. Demonstrated ability to work at a high standard in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Engagement in one or more professional development organizations, such as the National Association of Fellowships Advisors is preferred. Experience managing high-volume and deadline driven application processes is essential. Work/study overseas, especially in the U.K/Ireland, is a strong benefit. Master’s Degree, Ph.D., or another advanced qualification is a plus.

The complete job description and information about how to apply is available online here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25053&siteid=5248&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1578675#jobDetails=1578675_5248

Posted: July 28, 2023

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director will support the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) leadership charged to oversee nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship initiatives in the College and will serve as an advisor for all students applying for the national opportunities in their portfolio. They will also provide general scholarship and fellowship advising to early-career students as they begin to consider national scholarships and fellowships that support their developing interests, including advising students on making the most of the University of Chicago in preparation for these types of competitive opportunities.  The Assistant Director will serve as a CCRF Fulbright advisor, actively engaging in all programming, as well as supporting recruitment strategies in partnership with the CCRF’s Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) and additional CCRF fellowship colleagues. They also will serve as the lead advisor for the Boren Scholarship, James Gaither Junior Fellows program, and Udall Scholarship. They will support the campus application processes for the Goldwater and Churchill Scholarships. Additional responsibilities include providing ad hoc support to candidates pursuing other study abroad and international affairs fellowships as needed, as well as promoting and supporting candidates applying for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship program. In addition to providing comprehensive advising, which includes significant writing support, the Assistant Director will help to develop and execute outreach programs for undergraduates around these opportunities, plan the annual cycle of information sessions, create, and execute targeted workshops relevant to candidate development, and collaborate with partner offices, faculty, and staff to identify competitive candidates. They will prioritize efforts to create sustainable and effective pipelines for competitive candidates by building and maintaining key relationships across campus in partnership with their CCRF fellowships colleagues and CCRF leadership. The Assistant Director will prioritize the above awards but understands that their portfolio may change in response to the changing needs of students, CCRF leadership decisions, and/or the shifting priorities of university senior leadership.

Additionally, the Assistant Director will assist with comprehensive fellowship data management efforts as determined by CCRF leadership, as well as help to build, and maintain a successful communication strategy utilizing a wide range of digital assets and print-based marketing strategies for those opportunities in their portfolio. The Assistant Director will be expected to provide exceptional developmental advising for all undergraduates, participate in professional development by attending national meetings and training specific to relevant scholarship and fellowship programs, and contribute to unit-wide initiatives including, but not limited to, supporting its undergraduate research operation, first and second-year programming, and participating in college-wide activities including orientation and graduation. They will also be expected to provide support for the annual University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium, a CCRF flagship program, as well as support annual scholars celebrations and other special events designed to celebrate and recognize students and faculty who work with the CCRF.

The complete job description and information about how to apply is available online here: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/jobs/details/Assistant-Director–National-Scholarships-and-Fellowships_JR23032

Posted: July 26, 2023

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Summary:
The Director for Nationally Competitive Programs and Awards advises students in preparation for applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarship, fellowship, and award opportunities. The Director collaborates with units and individuals across the institution to identify and recruit prospective candidates, plans workshops for faculty mentors and students, supports and advises students in their application processes, and builds a culture of external recognition at the Institution.  

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Determines best practices regarding nationally competitive scholarships and programs by fostering relationships with officials at national and regional offices/associations through which nationally competitive programs are administered. These relationships may involve serving as a reviewer for national awards, participatory membership in national association(s), and other avenues to provide The University of Southern Mississippi a voice on a national level.
  2. Works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators from across the institution to identify and mentor potential candidates for nationally competitive scholarships and programs. Advises these students through the development of competitive resumes and application materials including, but not limited to, providing individual feedback on the application process for regional, national, and international scholarships/placements, mentoring students’ essay preparation, and training students in interview techniques and other skills appropriate to the awards.
  3. Designs and implements targeted workshops related to external opportunities for both prospective student applicants and for faculty mentors. Creates and maintains resources for students and faculty, as well as a database of successful applicants.
  4. Participates actively in national networks, particularly the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA), to remain well-informed on policies and practices regarding nationally competitive programs and awards and to enhance the national visibility of the Institution and its students.
  5. Collaborates with the Honors College and other University entities by evaluating and managing the communication of scholarship opportunities and outcomes, including, but not limited to, the creation of social media campaigns, website updates, award ceremonies, and student spotlights.
  6. Coordinates advisory council(s) related to specific programs and awards; assesses the success of awards initiatives; and makes recommendations to the Dean related to future endeavors.
  7. Serves as director of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society for The University of Southern Mississippi chapter, advising students and coordinating events related to Phi Kappa Phi recognition.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant experience in advising, nationally competitive scholarships, professional writing, or education (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Must have valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Exceptional oral, written, and digital communication skills.
  • Experience driving processes with multiple internal and external deadlines and varied stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from varied disciplines, staff colleagues, administrators, and nationally competitive program administrators and staff to achieve goals.
  • Knowledge of discourse and issues related to nationally competitive scholarship programs and awards and ability to articulate recommendations for programming implementation locally.
  • Ability to engage students and faculty and to create and enhance their connection to the Institution.
  • Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries from students, members of the campus community, or national programs.
  • Skilled in presenting information to diverse audiences of students, faculty, professional staff, management, and public constituents.
  • Skilled in working with diverse students to foster an inclusive community that recognizes the value of all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior involvement with nationally competitive scholarship programs. Experience advising and/or mentoring students. Proof of success mentoring students in competitive applications.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

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 complete details and to apply, please see: Director for Nationally Competitive Programs and Awards (csod.com)

Posted: July 24, 2023

Deadline: August 3, 2023


The University of Michigan seeks a dynamic director to lead the continued growth and development of its Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF). ONSF recruits, prepares, and selects nominees for top national and international awards. ONSF was developed within and is currently located in the LSA Honors Program, but is a service provided to all students at the University. Applicants come from all 19 U-M schools and colleges, graduate and professional as well as undergraduate. The ONSF director is a member of the Honors Program’s team, and a portion of this position’s effort is dedicated to helping implement the Honors Program’s mission.

The director must be able to work effectively with a wide range of constituents, starting with students from many academic disciplines, personal, and cultural backgrounds. Inclusive advising and equitable access to the resources necessary to be competitive for these prestigious awards are at the heart of ONSF’s mission. The director will collaborate with faculty and staff colleagues from across all 19 U-M schools and colleges, and will work with alumni to create a professional development and fundraising networks for the continued growth of ONSF. The person in this position must be able to deploy these same competencies in leading or contributing to LSA Honors Program processes and initiatives, which range across students’ academic life cycle, from admission to the program through graduation.

The current ONSF portfolio includes nominated scholarships for U-M undergraduates and recent alumni (e.g., Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater). ONSF provides support for applicants to a limited number of non-nominated scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, and also administers the U-M Wallenberg Fellowship for graduating seniors and
co-directs the Beckman Scholars Program for transfer students. ONSF does not administer Fulbright, Peace Corps, or other internationally-focused awards at U-M, but collaborates closely with those offices in the International Institute and International Center for cross-recruitment of top students. More information about ONSF’s portfolio and mission is available at https://lsa.umich.edu/onsf.

The LSA Honors Program’s mission is to foster the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of students who demonstrate curiosity, integrity, and excellence, and who seek a rigorous and well-rounded undergraduate experience. The Honors experience provides stimulating coursework that represents the entire breadth of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. We strive to inspire students through personal advising relationships, and promote the individual development of our students by supporting research, travel, and civic endeavors. We value diversity and endeavor to cultivate an inclusive and respectful community of Honors students, staff, faculty, and alumni.


ONSF Responsibilities (80%)

  • Identify and recruit potential candidates from across U-M’s 19 schools and colleges, matching them with potential scholarships of interest.
  • Provide comprehensive, direct academic advising and application support that challenges students to think concretely about their postgraduate ambitions, graduate school plans, how their curricular- and co-curricular activities at U-M are preparing them for these ambitions, and how the national scholarships and fellowships to which they are applying would fit into these plans.
  • Keep current with scholarship requirements, relevant national and international graduate programs, and best practices in advising students who compete for these awards
  • Chair nomination committees with faculty and staff from U-M’s 19 schools and colleges for select scholarships; draft nomination letters on behalf of the Provost.
  • Create and maintain a network of alumni who are willing to serve as mentors for future scholarship applicants.
  • Work with LSA Advancement for additional fundraising opportunities for the U-M STEM Research Career Award, the Wallenberg Fellowship, the ONSF Mission Fund, and future initiatives.
  • Serve as U-M’s point of contact to the broader national fellowship advising community through the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) and Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) fellowship directors’ group.

LSA Honors Program Responsibilities (20%)

  • Co-lead Honors Grant Funding and Critical Difference Funding award processes
  • Coordinate Honors Scholarship selection (e.g., Graf, Meiland, Benedek, and Wasserstein Awards for eligible Honors students)
  • Contribute to the design, delivery, and implementation of workshops, group advising, and educational programs that expand student awareness of and preparedness to seek these or other resources
  • Participate in Graduation Awards selection
  • Participate in the selection process of new students for the Honors Program by reading and evaluating Honors admissions applications

Supervision given: ONSF Program Assistant
Supervision received: LSA Honors Program Associate Director

Required Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong organizational, managerial, and supervisory skills
  • 3+ years of direct advising experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading faculty and staff committees
  • Experience managing multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Experience handling sensitive student information with integrity
  • Experience with budgeting, grant writing, and grant or award disbursement
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative team environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Terminal degree in a liberal arts field
  • Experience working with applicants for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships and experience with honors education
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovative programs, including their evaluation and assessment
  • Facility with technologies and policies that enhance program initiatives in selection processes and program delivery

For complete details and to apply, please see: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/236872/director-office-national-scholarships-and-fellowships

Posted: July 3 , 2023

Deadline: July 14, 2023 

Housed within Academic Affairs, the Office of Scholar Development & Fellowship Advising (SDFA) promotes academic excellence, engagement, and student thriving by empowering students to make the most of their experience at the University of Denver. Academic Affairs collaborates with the schools, divisions, academic departments, the faculty, and student life to develop programs, curricula, and experiences that support, inspire, and challenge students.

Established in 2022, SDFA supports students and recent graduates from across the university in their development as scholars through pursuit of nationally and internationally competitive awards. In collaboration with campus and community partners, we engage students through outreach and advising to help them identify and compete for external awards that provide pathways to scholarly, professional, and personal growth as well as impact within their chosen fields. We are focused on the value of the reflection and development that can result from thoughtful engagement with the reflection and discernment involved in the process of applying for competitive awards. With this in mind, we work with students to articulate their goals, values, and priorities along with their personal narrative and vision for impact.
As an educational and research community, DU values curiosity, intellectual freedom, and open communication. DU respects individual differences and embraces civil discourse. DU promotes caring and close individual attention. DU is a community distinguished by inclusiveness, collaboration, responsiveness, and accountability. As such, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position Summary

The Fellowship Advisor will work closely with the Director as well as campus partners to raise awareness of external fellowship and scholarship opportunities among students, staff, and faculty at DU. The Fellowship Advisor will also contribute to SDFA outreach, communications, and recruitment; data management and application processes; organizing events to celebrate the work of applicants; and general office administrative and technical duties. For assigned competitions, the Fellowship Advisor will have primary responsibility for advising, essay feedback, and campus evaluations/endorsement letter-writing.
This position is a key partner and collaborator of the Director in a small and growing unit. The position works with numerous offices across the DU and interacts regularly with students, faculty and recent graduates in person and electronically. A strong commitment to and demonstrated track record of engagement with the principles of equity and inclusion are essential.

Essential Functions


  • Maintain a strong knowledge of fellowship and grant opportunities available, the value of the application process, and the profile each major competition seeks in applicants.
  • Utilize excellent interpersonal communication and relational skills to help students explore and identify interests, skills, and abilities and “good fit” fellowships. Engage in collaborative advising conversations with students to guide them through reflection and discernment.
  • Provide consistent group and individual advising for applicants to assigned competitions, with particular attention to holistic student development.

Outreach and Recruitment

  • Foster strategic partnerships across campus and beyond in order to conduct timely and effective outreach to diverse student populations.
  • Organize student-facing programming such as workshops, info sessions, and other events.

Communications and Program Management

  • Manage campus application processes for assigned competitions with a nomination component, including organizing faculty committees as needed.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of SDFA procedures and systems to accomplish program goals, including calendar and data management, website updates, and digital communications. Assist with implementation of Salesforce CRM and other tools to advance SDFA priorities.


  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Preferred but not required: commitment to at least two years in the role.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Enthusiasm for student development and an understanding of how DU’s 4D priorities map onto the work of fellowship advising.
  • Demonstrated ability to build community across difference.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and to strengthen relationships with strategic partners.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and growth-orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, a high level of organization, and superior attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage projects under tight timelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2+ years of professional experience in advising, teaching, or related student-facing role in higher education.
  • Familiarity with nationally and internationally competitive awards in the context of higher education.
  • Experience building strong working relationships with colleagues in varying roles across a complex organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience applying for and/or advising students on nationally and internationally competitive fellowships such as Goldwater, Boren, Truman, Udall, Fulbright, etc.
  • Experience with data management and web design.
  • Experience developing and/or implementing strategic communications plans.
  • Experience writing for publication (academic, journalism, or PR).
  • Experience working with high-ability/high-achieving students.
  • Experience with other higher-education learning opportunities, such as undergraduate research, study abroad, advising for graduate and professional education, or community engagement.

For complete details, please see: Details – Fellowship Advisor | University of Denver (du.edu)


Posted: June 27 , 2023

Deadline: Open until filled 

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.  

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space. 

For Academic Year 2022-23, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world. 

The Opportunity: 

The Associate Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships will contribute to the office’s mission of empowering students and creating a fellowships culture across Embry-Riddle’s three campuses (Florida, Arizona, and Worldwide & Online). They will conduct outreach and advise for competitive national and international fellowships programs (e.g. Boren, Critical Language Scholarship, DoD SMART, Gilman, Tillman, etc.) and graduate funding. The Associate Director will create and deliver student and alumni programming and application resources to support fellowships and graduate school applications. They will also contribute to internal campus committees, nominations, and endorsements. Working with the Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, the Associate Director will assist in the assessment of operational outcomes of all programming, procedures, and policies and in furthering the mission of the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships.

National Fellowships Advising

The Associate Director will:

  • Lead recruitment and advising for 4-6 award opportunities per academic year.
  • Review and provide feedback on applicant/candidate materials electronically and during 1:1 advising meetings.
  • Serve as a general resource on the application processes and requirements for nationally competitive fellowships and awards.
  • Help students reflect on their experiences and future plans to identify appropriate opportunities.
  • Serve on internal scholarship/fellowship selection panels and assist in the selection of institutional nominees/endorsements.
  • Maintain timeline of key dates for fellowship applications.
  • Provide supplemental advising to students on a wide range of topics, including nationally competitive opportunities, campus resources, and opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Connect with students throughout their Embry-Riddle careers and beyond to follow-up on their growth and connect them with available opportunities. Assist the Director with forming campus committees and scheduling interviews.
  • Maintain active membership and participation in professional organizations (i.e. National Association of Fellowship Advisors) for the purpose of professional development, skills training, and networking. Maintain involvement through attendance at conferences, workshops, and seminars.

National Awards and Fellowships Outreach

The Associate Director will:

  • Promote awareness of prestigious awards and fellowships throughout the Embry-Riddle community, including to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Develop and present educational and informational workshops to a variety of ERAU audiences.
  • Design and implement student development programs focused on specific award opportunities.
  • Develop engaging content in multiple formats to share information about the office and opportunities.
  • Develop and regularly update communications, including social media, department newsletter, internal and external websites, and other marketing initiatives.
  • Update content as needed on the office’s external and internal websites. 
  • Supervise and mentor student employees.

Assessment & Administrative Duties

The Associate Director will:

  • Coordinate with the Director to facilitate the assessment activities associated with accreditation as directed by University Administration.
  • Assist in the annual assessment of department programming, policies, and procedures including the collection of data and artifacts and the development and implementation of the office’s strategic plan.
  • Assist the Director with supporting faculty development activities.
  • Represent the Prescott Campus and/or University Administration on a variety of University and campus committees/boards as assigned by the Director.

ERAU benefits include: 

  • Retirement Plan – ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions
  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account
  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children
  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

Required Education:

Master’s degree

Required skills,  knowledge, abilities:

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree plus at least four years of relevant experience.
  • Experience advising and mentoring students, or providing feedback on college student writing.
  • Able to work independently to handle multiple, complex tasks.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with multiple audiences including students, faculty, and staff across ERAU’s campuses.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft operating systems including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Ability to relate well to and motivate students.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to support students from underrepresented groups.
  • Experience with marketing and social media management.
  • Required minimum number of years work related experience: 1 – 3

Complete position and application details available here:  ERAU Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)