The Director sets the strategic leadership and direction for the Bass Military Scholars Program. The Bass Military Scholars Program provides financial aid and programming for meritorious professional students who are honorably discharged US Military or Coast Guard veterans pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees to be awarded from Vanderbilt's Law School (J.D. program), Owen Graduate School of Management (M.B.A. program), Peabody College (M.Ed. and M.P.P. program), School of Medicine (M.D. program), and School of Nursing (M.S.N. program). Veterans participating in the Program will provide meaningful mentoring for other students at Vanderbilt to expose the student body to the values, discipline, and mission focus veterans bring to the classroom. This provides the Vanderbilt student body a better awareness and appreciation of the life experience, selfless service and sacrifice common to US military and Coast Guard veterans.
Vanderbilt University is excited to be able to offer this opportunity to US military and Coast Guard veterans and is looking for a director who is eager to recruit and support these scholars.
The Bass Military Scholars Program is part of the Division of Academic Affairs, led by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Susan Wente, Ph.D. The division provides the infrastructure essential to realizing Vanderbilt's mission of creating and disseminating knowledge for the betterment of society. In order to carry out the university's mission, the division embraces a vision based on leadership development, service excellence, and sound infrastructure.
Duties and Responsibilities
Build and lead a program of the first rank and establish Vanderbilt University as the preeminent destination in the nation for distinguished US military and Coast Guard veterans seeking professional and graduate degrees
Lead national recruitment efforts in coordination with Vanderbilt's existing marketing and recruiting teams to bring the best candidates to Vanderbilt
Develop and supervise programming for scholars to serve as mentors and role models for the Vanderbilt student body, ROTC cadets, faculty, and staff. This includes a minimum for each scholar of two leadership/mentorship activities per semester with students outside her/his home school
Ensure the success of scholars in their graduate education through professional development programming and leadership opportunities to complement their academic experience and help prepare them for success in the next chapter of their lives of service
Operate as the "face" of the program, on campus and nationally, to advance the mission of the program
Serve as a member of the Bass Military Scholars Selection Committee
Work with Development and Alumni Relations to maintain alumni records for the Scholars and encourage the alumni scholars to contribute to the Endowed Fund
Internal Number: 2000990
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