Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university with 2,900 students, is a very special place to work. A diverse group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, our staff is critical to preserving the university's high standards and strong reputation as a leader in higher education. We nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits towards a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our friendly staff can be found attending lectures, working out together at our state of the art gym facilities, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, and participating in one of the many daily events that take place on campus and in the Village of Hamilton.
The Assistant Dean of Fellowships Advising provides leadership and administration of Colgate University's Office of National Fellowships, manages all operations in the Office, works closely with faculty and staff across the university to develop and oversee the recruitment and preparation of students applying for major fellowships, and advises and guides deliberations during faculty nomination committees.
Ensures effective and timely administration and tracking of all nominations and applications for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants. Responsible for fostering student growth within the context of the grant, fellowship and scholarship process.
Responsible for integrative and holistic advising of students and alumni in all stages of exploration, application, interview and selection of grants, scholarships and fellowships.
Responsible for cultivating relationships and managing communication with faculty and administrators to solicit candidates, advise students, and advise on the writing of appropriate recommendation letters in fellowship contexts. Responsible for researching and promoting new and/or additional fellowship opportunities. Responsible for raising awareness of fellowship opportunities and aspirational student stories among all relevant constituencies.
Responsible for expanding outreach, promotion and access so that students may become aware of fellowship opportunities. Responsible for creating and maintaining productive and effective relationships with sponsoring entities.
- A minimum of 3 years of related experience is required.
- Very strong editing, verbal and written communication, time management, and
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and work independently and collaboratively.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university setting.
- Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
Five - ten years of related experience is preferred.
A Master's Degree is required.
A Ph.D. is preferred.