Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Honors
posted on July 19, 2012
• Responsible for developing, independently implementing, and coordinating a new, university wide scholarship/fellowship program.
• Oversee scholarship/fellowship program budget.
• Develop and implement scholarship program goals and objectives.
• Increase awareness of scholarship opportunities among all university students, faculty and staff.
• Participate in university recruitment activities such as Discover NAU and Honors.
• Recruitment Events to promote the program and highlight the activities of the office.
• Identify and recruit students for scholarship opportunities, utilizing the most appropriate promotional or marketing methods such as web, individual letters, brochures and presentations at meetings.
• Participate in national conference/workshops that promote scholarships/fellowships.
• Develop and schedule a scholarship/fellowship work plan, including the involvement of faculty to recruit a talented applicant pool.
• Maintain links with faculty and advisors to recommend undergraduate and graduate students, act as reviewers, and conduct mock interviews.
• Advise students regarding applications.
• Assist students in completing and submitting applications (including mock interviews).
• Track student success in scholarship competitions and in later career; prepare periodic reports, record program activities, progress, status and other special reports for management.
• Sponsor celebrations of student successes.
• Establish a scholarship alumni society.
• Evaluate program effectiveness to develop and implement improved methods; devise evaluation methods and tools; analyze results and take proper action based on outcomes.
• Report to the Director of the University Honors Program on a day-to-day basis with monthly meetings with the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and twice a semester meetings with the Director, the AVP, Dean of the Graduate College, and the Vice Provost for International Education.
• A Master's degree.
• Three years of higher education advising experience, or equivalent.
• Knowledge of fellowships and application procedures.
• Ph.D. degree
• Advising/mentoring experience of fellowship applicants and/or honors students.
• Knowledge of NAU organizational structure and practices.
• Ability, personal style and academic experience indispensable for forging effective relationships with faculty, deans, and administrators.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Skill in program development and execution.
• Skill in coordinating and prioritizing work and activities.
• Skills in networking and promoting activities of the unit.
• Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Skills necessary for advising undergraduates and graduates, including tact, patience, cordiality, and the ability to make accurate judgments regarding each student's interests and potential.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr .
Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each fiscal year according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found on the Internet at: https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy&/….
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, and you choose the ASRS retirement option, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 27 weeks (6 months) after your start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days after start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 15, 2012 at midnight.