Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships – (180458)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a Director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships, starting January 2019. The Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships director is the ERAU representative for all prestigious scholarships, serving all three campuses. The director will work closely with students throughout all stages of the application process for national and international fellowships and scholarships. Preparation by the student for these awards is significant and should begin as early as the freshman year, so the director will provide workshops on all campuses (in-person, Skype), host individual sessions, group advising sessions, counseling sessions, and manage the application/submission process for students in DB, PC, and WW campuses.
The Director will develop and implement strategies to raise university awareness of prestigious awards among students and faculty through workshops/presentations/meetings/advising/counseling that disseminate information while working to enhance skills that students will need to successfully compete for the awards. The Director will manage all aspects of the application and submission processes for prestigious awards and fellowships while connecting to the local, national, and international fellowships and scholarships communities.
The position includes:
Working with students from each ERAU campus across all disciplines
Using pedagogical approaches to help students write research proposals and personal statements
Reaching students early in their academic careers and mentoring/counseling/advising/assisting them throughout their undergraduate years and after graduation
Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating a wide range of information
Adhering to strict deadlines and working under pressure
Managing relationships with faculty, staff, and students across each campus
Building connections with a national network of professionals within the prestigious awards realm
Developing new ideas and approaches that attract students and advance the mission of the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships
Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience required, preferably working with college-age students in advising and/or teaching capacities
Experience with fellowships, prestigious awards, scholarships and/or undergraduate research
Background in writing, student advising, and fellowships/scholarships administration
Ability to travel approximately 5% of the time