Dean of Studies - Director of Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships/Scholarships
Union College - Schenectady, NY

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The Director of Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships/Scholarships, in consultation with faculty and administrators, will identify, recruit, and mentor students who seek national awards, scholarships and fellowships, promote programs associated with these awards, and disseminate information to students, faculty and administrators. Specific responsibilities include: assessing the needs of the program, providing an annual assessment report, developing and implementing strategies for identifying promising candidates, working with candidates over the course of their studies, working with Faculty and various administrators in support of the program, coordinating support for applications from faculty, administrators, students, and alumni, organizing workshops for students, recruiting speakers and facilitators, contacting promising and diverse students, meeting with students regularly to prepare them as applicants, chairing a fellowship committee to evaluate and interview applicants, and coordinating final application packages. Additional responsibilities include: acting as a liaison to national foundations, establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with other directors of scholarship programs, attending national scholarship conferences, and obtaining and maintaining memberships in national organizations (e.g., the National Association of Fellowship Advisers).

Qualifications The position requires a Master's degree, experience working with college students, preferably in academic advising, and excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

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