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Director of Fellowships Advising

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Dean of Faculty CLA
Division: Academic Affairs

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Service Months:

12

Position Summary:

Rollins College, a Fulbright top-producing institution, seeks a Director of Fellowships Advising. The Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships coordinates student applications for fellowships, scholarships, awards, and prizes requiring university nomination, review, or endorsement. It also strives to ensure that applicants from Rollins are well-rounded scholars who will successfully meet any challenges they will encounter in the application process.

The Director will oversee all operations in the Office of External Fellowships and Scholarships and prepare Rollins students and alumni to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advising in the College of Liberal Arts, the Director will recruit, advise, and mentor applicants for competitive external fellowships and scholarships, and guide them through the application process from beginning to end. The Director will also coordinate a college-wide committee comprised of faculty and staff from all academic units of Rollins College. This committee will assist with mock interviews, vet applicants, and promote the functions of the Office. In addition to working closely with the committee, the Director will collaborate with multiple areas of the College, including the Center for Career & Life Planning, the Tutoring & Writing Center, International Programs, the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, as well as with academic departments and our faculty.

Other duties for the Director include maintaining assessment data, organizing events and outreach to students, and working with faculty to identify potential scholarship and fellowship applicants from the entire student body, with special focus on students from underrepresented groups. The Director will also develop and teach courses aimed at helping students with personal statement writing, interview skills, as well as navigating the fellowships application process.

For the ninth year running, Rollins has been named a top producer of Fulbright Students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. To learn more, please visit:https://360.rollins.edu/college-news/rollins-named-top-producer-of-fulbright-scholars.

Total Compensation Package:
Rollins offers a competitive salary plus generous benefits package featuring: 
  • 5 Weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays plus College Closure Days
  • Comprehensive Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 100% Funded Health Reimbursement Account
  • 100% Long and Short Term Disability
  • Employer Retirement Contribution
  • Award-Winning Wellness Program
  • FREE On-Site Parking
  • Discounted Meal Plan
  • FREE access to campus amenities (ex. gym, library)
  • FREE Full Tuition Waiver for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents
Qualifications and Skills Required:

 

  • Master’s required, PhD or other terminal degree preferred
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience with fellowships application process and student advisement
  • Experience with mentoring college/university students
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Organized / strong time-management skills
  • Savvy at leveraging technology to communicate with students and maximize limited resources
  • Ability to bridge academic silos and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to train and mentor faculty and staff members of committee
  • External facing presence to recruit students, and establish and cultivate pipelines of applicants through collaboration with student organizations
  • Ability to work with Advancement and Marketing
Work Environment:

 

  • Campus-based position working in an office environment.
  • To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter that includes a statement on how you would increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in the fellowships application process
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

 

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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