National Fellowships Coordinator

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Student Services Program Coordinator II - SC Honors College

Internal Title:

National Fellowships Coordinator



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South Carolina Honors College


HNRS Fellowships and Scholar Programs

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Advertised Salary Range:

$37,913 or above, based on years of experience

Location of Vacancy:

Columbia, SC

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Student Services

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The National Fellowships Coordinator is a professional position in National Fellowships and Scholar Programs (NFSP), a unit in the South Carolina Honors College (SCHC). Staff members should possess a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a commitment to working with graduate students. The coordinator will create processes and perform a variety of duties in support of the recruitment and advisement of graduate students considering and applying for national fellowships and scholarships. The coordinator will facilitate recruitment and promotion efforts, conduct workshops, provide individual advising and assist in program development and administration. As a staff member in a multi-function unit, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of USC’s academically talented students and to support the academic mission of the University.

Duties will include Identifying and recruiting outstanding graduate students who have the potential to win national fellowships; collecting and analyzing data and materials; and, serving as liaison between National Fellowships and Honors advisors, and other campus partners. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to cultivate positive working relationships with NFSP and SCHC colleagues, the Graduate School staff, Office of Research, SAM, other key partner offices on campus, faculty and staff serving on NFSP advisory and scholarship committees and external fellowship communities.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree and 1 year related experience or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior advising with post-secondary high ability students; an understanding of the flow, structure and nuances of graduate education; and a working knowledge of national fellowship competitions.


Excellent written and oral communication skills, exercise good judgment and discretion, and be able to work courteously with diverse groups. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and maintain confidentiality. Strong computer skills, research skills, presentation skills, and good problem solving skills. Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret information accurately are critical. The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member is essential. This position requires knowledge of best practices for advising and student services.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • We also have a National Fellowships Coordinator position in support of the recruitment and advisement of first and second year students advertised. To be considered for both positions you must apply to each job posting separately. *

Although we accept resumes for review, the application is the official hiring document maintained by the university. Offers of employment and starting salaries are based on the education and work experience (including beginning and end dates) included in the university application only, not your resume.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by April 25, 2021.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time