Prestigious Fellowships Advisor (Academic Professional)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States Full-time

The Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Prestigious Fellowships Advisor to lead initiatives related to national and international competitive scholarships, including UK Scholarships (Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Churchill, etc.), Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, Udall, Astronaut, and others.  This is a full-time position that reports to the Director for Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional (PGPP) Advising within the Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2), a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE).  

The Prestigious Fellowships Advisor will join a team of pre-graduate and pre-professional advisors who are committed to applying best practices in advising in a collaborative, supportive environment.  Join us at our beautiful campus in midtown Atlanta, where we serve some of the brightest students in the nation.

 

Position Responsibilities:

Advising

  • Identify and mentor undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni with potential to compete for distinguished fellowships
  • Coach students as they prepare essays for application packages
  • Develop promotional materials for fellowships, including web, print, and social media
  • Develop and present information sessions about competitive fellowship awards
  • Monitor the regulations governing scholarship and fellowship programs, including deadlines and application materials
  • Implement best practices in application support services for students pursuing prestigious fellowships
  • Oversee development of webinars, videos, and other digital messaging to serve as a resource for prospective students, advisees, administrators and off-campus professionals

Campus Partnerships

  • Work with faculty and staff in promoting applications for nationally competitive awards and creating a pipeline for likely applicants
  • Assist with the recruiting of prospective students to Georgia Tech through collaboration with Office of Undergraduate Admission and the colleges
  • Participate in campus committees, student programs, and orientations and related events (e.g., FASET, GT1000, Family Weekend, GTAAN) to promote programs and services
  • Convene faculty committees to review nominations for institutionally endorsed awards and provide feedback to applicants
  • Work with faculty to run mock interviews to groom candidates for fellowship interviews

Administrative

  • Draft or write nomination letters as needed
  • Oversee student recognition events
  • Oversee development of new prestigious fellowships advising programs
  • Gather and review quantitative and qualitative data to assess programs’ effectiveness and to strategize future programming

Other

  • Participate fully in all programs, events, and other aspects of C2D2, including trainings, marketing, outreach, center operations and employer relations
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of C2D2 or OUE

 

Education, Experience, and Skills:

Education

PhD or other terminal degree, preferred backgrounds in traditional academic disciplines, higher education administration, counseling, or a field related to communication, English, or creative writing

Work Experience

At least three to five years professional experience in higher education, preferably in an a faculty, advisor, or student services role

Preferred Skills

This position requires familiarity with scholarship opportunities (which may include personal experience in a scholarship program), as well as a commitment to student-centered advising practices. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills are required, as well as a knowledge of Microsoft Office and specialized computer applications, such as Embark or other application portals.

 

Salary and Benefits:

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track academic faculty position at the level of academic professional.  The Institute offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefit package as well as an exciting, challenging, and rewarding work environment.

 

To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately with a negotiable starting date. To apply, attach a single PDF file containing:

  • a cover letter;
  • a vita;
  • the names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for four professional references (references will not be contacted without prior notification).

The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening. Questions about this position or search may directed to Ms. Monique Morris, Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising Coordinator at mmorris@gatech.edu.

 

About Georgia Tech:

From its beginnings more than a century ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology has established a tradition of excellence in technological research and education. Georgia Tech is one of the world’s premier technology‐ oriented universities, boasting a superb faculty of world‐class teachers, researchers, and consultants. The Institute is well known for its high academic standards and stands among the top ranks of U.S. research universities with a clear vision for leadership in providing a technological education into the next century. The environment is fast‐paced; the culture is one that rewards entrepreneurship and innovation; the scholarship is outstanding. Visit  www.gatech.edu.

Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) challenges students to become accomplished learners who are able to make meaningful connections among work, study, and community. OUE connect curricular and co-curricular offerings to assist students in developing a strong foundation for success, during college and after. To learn more, visit www.oue.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.  www.gatech.edu