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Assistant Director, Fellowships and Post Graduate Opportunities

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Assistant Director, Fellowships and Post Graduate Opportunities

The College Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Assistant Director of Fellowships and Post-Graduate Opportunities plays a significant role in carrying out the work of the Brown Fellowships office. The office typically works with over 450 students a year who explore and apply for a range of national and international fellowships including the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman and Udall scholarships. The office emphasizes student learning and self-exploration, offering advising and writing support that invites students to notice, cultivate, and effectively articulate their curiosities and quests. The Assistant Director is responsible for contributing to strategic planning and the cultivation of the program’s mission to empower students to imagine and pursue creative possibilities for engagement beyond Brown. The position is responsible for student outreach, presentations and programming, advising, fellowship review and nomination processes, and the preparation of institution letters of nomination. The Assistant Director holds primary responsibility for advising on some fellowships, the selection of which is based on the incumbent’s academic background, expertise, and interests, as well as the needs of the office. The position will work with faculty review and selection committees as well as foundations. The Assistant Director will work with colleagues to design and implement effective strategies for outreach to and inclusion of specific student populations, including historically underrepresented students, first generation college students, those with high demonstrated financial need, and international students. They will also liaise with academic departments, programs, and centers and will work to inform and support faculty in their roles as advisors, recommenders, reviewers, evaluators, and mentors. The Assistant Director is responsible for programmatic assessment and record-keeping projects. The incumbent will co-supervise graduate students and coordinate other part-time fellowships advising support. The position may also support applicants for post-graduate opportunities in medicine through work with the Pre-Professional Advising team.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter. Application materials received by November 22, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree required or equivalent education and experience.

Three to five years’ related work experience such as college-level teaching or academic advising of undergraduates or graduate students.

Working knowledge of current fellowships application processes preferred.

Outstanding written and oral communication skills; effective presentation skills.

Demonstrated success in collaborative work with diverse faculty, students, and staff.

Demonstrated experience advocating for and making change towards aspirational goals for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Proven track record in furthering university diversity,


equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.

Some experience with assessment and holistic review processes, or demonstrated commitment to assessment and gathering and acting on constituent feedback.

Requires superior judgment and discretion in handling FERPA-protected and confidential materials.

The candidate must be committed to co-curricular endeavors and student empowerment, and have a holistic approach to advising and demonstrated commitment to gathering and acting on student feedback.

The candidate must be an experienced, excellent writer, with discriminating judgment in creating the tone and content of institutional letters.

The candidate must be able to function effectively under deadlines and be able to manage multiple time-sensitive demands simultaneously.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification. In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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