MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Job Title: Associate Director, Merit Scholarship Programs (MSP) Job Level: 13
Department: Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF)
This position supervises 2 MSP Program Coordinators, 1 Summer Site Coordinator, and 3 Graduate Assistants
The Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) seeks a creative and organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills to lead a team of faculty directors, program coordinators, and graduate assistants to provide programming, mentorship, and experiential opportunities for Duke's merit scholars.
The MSP Associate Director fosters academic engagement by providing vision and oversight for all of Duke's Merit Scholarship Programs. Additionally, the MSP Associate Director works closely with campus partners, including Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Financial Aid, Access and Outreach, and University Development, to lead the annual scholar selection and recruitment process.
The MSP Associate Director serves as the OUSF point of contact for scholarship donors, including Duke Endowment and MasterCard Foundation. Sometravel, including international travel, is required.
- Master's degree with at least 3 years of experience in higher education administration, preferably with experience advising high-achieving and high-ambition students.
- Strong and proven organizational, community- building, and written and oral communication skills are essential.
- The MSP Associate Director must show evidence of a commitment to excellence in education and a record of successful involvement in program development and innovation.
- The MSP Associate Director should have experience in undergraduate honors programs or other programs for high-achieving students, and must have a demonstrated ability to lead teams of faculty and staff.
With guidance from the OUSF Faculty Director and Executive Director, the MSP Associate Director performs the following responsibilities:
- Merit Scholarship Program Administration
- Provide broad oversight of the AB Duke, BN Duke, Reginaldo Howard, Trinity, Alumni, MasterCard Foundation, and Karsh Scholarship programs oServe as primary liaison within OUSF for the University, Washington Duke, and Roberston Scholarship programs
- Meet with scholarship faculty directors to articulate program goals and vision
- Supervise MSP program coordinators and graduate assistants as they plan programming for each scholarship group, including such events as group dinners, annual retreats, and enrichment field trips
- During the annual scholar selection and recruitment process, coordinate the activities of the Faculty Liaison, scholarship faculty directors, and colleagues in Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Financial Aid, Access and Outreach, University Development, and OUSF
- Convene and chair periodic meetings of scholarship faculty directors
- Ensure that scholarship faculty directors oversee the academic and personal progress of scholars in their respective programs
- Work with OUSF Logistics team to promote merit scholarships, to communicate with merit scholars, and coordinate scholars events oManage scholarship program budgets
- Manage the application process and assessment of scholar enrichment funding Merit Scholarship Program Assessment
- Establish and maintain appropriate metrics for assessing MSP outcomes
- Collect annual report from the faculty director of each MSP, including goals and objectives for the program oPrepare annual report of MSP collectively, prioritizing needs for each program and setting goals and objectives for program excellence
- External Relations
- In conjunction with University Development, maintain positive relationships with scholarship donors, including Duke Endowment, MasterCard Foundation, Alumni Affairs, and specific donor families and individuals
- Manage grants and prepare budget and outcome reports for donors on scholarship programs oIn conjunction with OUSF Logistics team, develop database of merit scholarship alumni, and utilize this database to develop and cultivate positive relationships with scholar alumni
- Coordinate with BN Duke Scholars and BN Duke Faculty Director to ensure planning of the spring semester BN Duke House Course
- Coordinate with Summer Site Coordinator and BN Duke Faculty Director to ensure smooth operation of the BN Duke Summer of Service
- Administer the participation of AB Duke Scholars in the Duke in Oxford summer program
- Other duties, as necessary
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Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skillsgenerally acquired through completion of a bachelor'sdegree program.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.