Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Advising and Programs at Beyond Barnard, the Associate Director provides advising and mentoring to support students in their applications for competitive international and domestic fellowships. The position entails the creation of presentations and resources on best practices for applying to fellowships, and the cultivation of relationships with internal stakeholders and external fellowship communities. The Associate Director provides additional guidance and administrative support for research initiatives like the Summer Research Institute, and participates on Barnard committees and in nomination processes for internal and external awards.
Reports to Title
Senior Associate Director of Advising and Programs
Full or Part Time
Number Of Months
Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM Occasional evening and weekends.
Position Summary Information
Essential Duties Summary
* Provide one-on-one advising to students across all majors and years regarding fellowships, research, and other related topics; design programs suited to students at all levels of familiarity with competitive fellowships and research.
* Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, department chairs, student organizations, and other on-campus stakeholders to identify students interested in fellowships, promote fellowship advising, and create programming to prepare students for applications.
* Coordinate or co-coordinate the nomination process for a portfolio of domestic and international competitive fellowships and scholarships as well as for Barnard-specific awards. Expand partnerships with fellowship and scholarship organizations; identify new programs and areas of growth where Barnard students can apply for opportunities.
* Collaborate with offices across campus, including academic departments, to spearhead new undergraduate research initiatives while bolstering existing programs
* Provide administrative leadership of the Summer Research Institute in collaboration with the Faculty Directors and the planning committee.
* Communicate information to students about fellowships and prizes; post relevant opportunities in campus-wide Handshake system.
* Partner with faculty to identify and cultivate promising students for both fellowship and research opportunities.
* Serve on the Committee on Honors, which is charged with selecting candidates for Barnard-specific, domestic, and international fellowships.
* Support faculty and students involved in undergraduate research programs, and identify areas where additional faculty, staff, and student involvement might be appropriate.
* Advance the creation of an inclusive culture of fellowship applications that emphasizes the value of applying to fellowships at all stages of academic and professional training.
* Collaborate with pertinent offices to develop and coordinate assessment plan related to research and fellowship advising.
* Maintain active professional development.
* Assume responsibility for special projects as assigned.
* Additional duties as required.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.Knowledge Skills and Abilities
* Excellent written, public-speaking, and interpersonal skill
* Experience working one-on-one with students in an advising capacity
* Ability to build and cultivate relationships with diverse on- and off-campus stakeholders, including national and international research and fellowship granting organizations
* The ability to absorb detail and multitask is essential
* Diplomacy and the ability to work as a member of a fast-paced and evolving team is essential.
Required Qualification Summary
* M.A. required; a history of competitive fellowship success is preferred
* Minimum 3 to 5 years of related/applicable work experience required, preferably in higher education, with background in academic advising, fellowship coaching, research, or related field.
* Must be willing to work during the summer months; some weekend and evening work will occasionally be required.
Preferred Qualification Summary
* Knowledge of global competitive fellowships and their processes strongly preferred
* Some experience having lived or worked abroad is a plus