The Assistant Director will assist in the management of all office operations. These include :
Works closely with students to gain readiness and to apply to national fellowships
Fosters relationships with faculty and staff across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students applying for major fellowships
Advises and guides deliberations during faculty nomination committees.
Ensures effective and timely administration and tracking of all nominations and applications for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants.
Shares responsibility with the Assistant Dean for fostering student growth in line with fellowship and scholarship processes and is responsible for integrative and holistic advising of students and alumni, to include exploration, application, interview and selection and execution of grants, scholarships and fellowships.
Responsible for cultivating relationships, managing communications, recruit candidates and advise students by researching and promoting new and/or additional fellowship opportunities.
Mentor and assist in the writing of appropriate recommendation letters as they relate to fellowships.
Responsible for the communications processes that the office uses to promote national fellowships. This includes raising awareness of fellowship opportunities and inspirational student stories among all relevant constituencies.
Responsible for expanding outreach, promotion and access to fellowship opportunities.
Act as a liasion and catalyst in building and maintaining productive and effective relationships with fellowship foundations and other sponsoring entities.
Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate's ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.
- A minimum of 3 years of related experience is required. - Strong editing, verbal / written communication, time management, and organizational skills. - Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work independently and collaboratively. - Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university setting.
A Master’s Degree is required. A Ph.D. is preferred.
APPLICATIONINSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and/or telephone number) for three professional references.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 2332
About Colgate University
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