Assistant Director for National Scholarships and Fellowship Program

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Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Ofc Undergrad Education
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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The Assistant Director of the National Scholarships & Fellowships program is responsible for working closely under the supervision of the program director to identify candidates, select nominees, and support applications for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.  In addition, the assistant director will help organize the selection process for a chosen set of internal Emory scholarships and awards.



  • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs
  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events
  • May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s)
  • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups
  • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines
  • Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets
  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable
  • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees
  • May write publishable articles and papers
  • May supervise staff
  • Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies
  • Ensures required records and documentation are maintained
  • Performs related responsibilities as required


  • Advise students about scholarships and fellowships available to them, and help students identify the best options for their goals
  •  Advise students about the application processes, work with them as they edit and reformulate scholarship essays and CVs, and coach them on professional development, including interview skills and how to request references
  • Collaborate with the director to identify and recruit faculty members to serve on selection and review committees, manage the process for selecting and notifying nominees, and assist in the development of nomination materials and supporting documents
  • Organize workshops, presentations, social media posts and other means to publicize scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students and faculty.  This includes efforts to publicize and celebrate the success of Emory students
  • Assist the director in developing and maintaining relationships with foundations and fellowship providers, the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, other fellowship advisors and schools, and program alumni
  • Develop programming with other offices working with high achieving students to ensure the support and development of student excellence at Emory
  • Collect, analyze, and present program data 
  • Directly supervise graduate student assistants and support the development and oversight of the undergraduate student ambassador program
  • Take on other duties in the Office for Undergraduate Education as needed



  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training



  • PhD or master’s degree with significant advising and/or teaching experience


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employees.

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