Associate Director of the Honors College and Student Fellowships Coordinator
Commensurate with experience
benefits include paid time off including holidays and vacation, retirement
match, and tuition remission for employee and dependents. Details at www.duq.edu/benefits
Location: Honors College
Position Number: 231306/10-761
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Associate Director of the Honors College and
Student Fellowships Coordinator is a campus leader who shapes the tenor and
quality of Duquesne’s undergraduate academic culture and contributes to
Duquesne’s retention of high achieving students. The individual in this
position will identify Duquesne students who are eligible to apply for national
and international fellowships such as Fulbright, Rhodes, and Goldwater,
fellowships. They will work with leadership and faculty in schools across the
university to select Duquesne nominees for these fellowships, then prepare and
coach the students as they move through the application process. The employee in
this position is also responsible for helping Honors Fellows with their
internal applications. We anticipate that there will be overlap in these
populations (Honors Fellows and candidates for national and international
fellowships). This employee will also serve as part of the Honors College team,
contributing to programming and student recruitment efforts, with particular
responsibilities to collaborate with the Director of the Honors College and
Office for Student Fellowships in the administration of the Duquesne
University/August Wilson House Fellows program.
As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees
—full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine
and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.
New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the
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Leadership in the Office
for Student Fellowships: Identifies and mentors student candidates for elite
post-graduate fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholar program; assists students
with application preparation; cultivates and manages pipeline of competitive
student applicants; collaborates with faculty to identifies and supports
applicants, including faculty development for effective mentorship and
application support; maintains the web site for the Office for Student
Fellowships and work with Marketing and Communications and other relevant
offices to develop materials to promote the office. Engage in professional
development to ensure Duquesne University utilizes best practices to recruit
and support competitive students. Regularly evaluate the office’s policies,
procedures, and outcomes to foster continuous improvement.
Oversees Honors College
Fellows and advises regarding Academic Enrichment Opportunities: mentors and
supports Honors College Fellows through project development and execution,
consistent with University policies; counsel Honors College students regarding
academic enrichment opportunities such as study abroad, student research,
internships, etc.; work with relevant University offices to remain up-to-date
on policies and procedures.
Programming: works with Director of Honors College and Office for Student
Fellowships and Honors College staff to support programming for students,
including the Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellowship program.
contributes to Honors College and University undergraduate recruitment efforts;
provides information about fellowship opportunities and pipeline to prospective
families; provide input for increasing the visibility and reach of the Office
for Student Fellowships.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
years of progressively responsible experience.
working in higher education, particularly experience working with student
populations, grant writing or fellowship experience; experience with academic
advisement and career development also acceptable.
Doctorate in related field from an accredited institution.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of
experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities
required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not
limited to, the following:
opportunities for undergraduates in national and international fellowships and
their requirements. We will assist in increasing/enhancing this knowledge.
communication skills, especially in writing, and the ability to coach
undergraduates and mentor them through grant proposals and application essays,
as well as interview preparation.
fellowships or grants is desirable.
working with undergraduate students.
competency requisite for working with a diverse student body in a respectful,
appropriate, and inclusive manner.
leadership in promoting fellowship opportunities.
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and
recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and
respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and
understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students,
faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University
and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The
mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of
service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an
ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter,
resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values
equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We
aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects
contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus
community. We particularly encourage applications from members of
underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter
membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and
its Spiritan heritage by
Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they
see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and
furthering its mission.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community,
the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in
mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity,
Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and
as an employer.