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Director, Honors Advising and Prestigious Fellowships

New Jersey Institute of Technology
USA, New Jersey, Newark

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Position Summary:
The Director will support the Honors College Dean in overseeing all fellowship and scholarship initiatives for the College, help to promote and support NJIT undergraduates applying for prestigious opportunities including, but not limited to the Boren, Gilman, Fulbright, STEM and research-based awards, and serve as a primary Honors advisor for third, fourth, and fifth year Honors scholars and those enrolled in an accelerated program (medical, law, etc.) In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Director will coordinate all advising for the Honors College. The Director will help to develop and execute outreach programs for NJIT undergraduates around prestigious fellowships, plan the annual cycle of information meetings, develop relevant targeted workshops, collaborate with partner offices and faculty as necessary in order to identify candidates for competitions, and work closely with applicants to develop their application effectively. The Director will also be expected to participate in professional development by attending national meetings and training specific to relevant scholarship and fellowship programs as needed. The Director will report to the Dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College.

Essential Functions:
- Major activities by way of illustration and not limitation.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean, coordinates all advising and prestigious fellowship processes.
- Leads the Honors Advisors in developing optimal advising strategies.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean develops group-advising strategies to allow for required advising and maximize meaningful advising in ADHC.
- Defines and maintains the structure to support a successful national and international scholarship application process in collaboration with the honors staff and with the faculty and academic departments.
- Works closely with University undergraduate applicants for prestigious fellowships to ensure the strongest possible applications.
- Advises Honors College scholars enrolled in accelerated degree programs.
- Advises Honors College scholars in their junior and senior year, except those who enter into specialized honors academic tracks.
- Coordinates with the Associate Dean for the advisement of specialized honors tracks by the Assistant Director for Curriculum.
- Manages Honors student records using the University's DegreeWorks and Navigate Systems to certify their eligibility for graduation.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean, coordinates First-year Seminar including creating / revising the schedule, identifying and training appropriate leads for each section, as needed.
- Participate in the interviewing of ADHC applicants, particularly those to accelerated programs.

Additional Functions:
- Other duties by way of illustration and not limitation.
- As an extension of 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th- year advising, the Director will direct scholars to appropriate internships, co-ops, and study abroad opportunities in coordination with the relevant offices.
- Supports ADHC grant writing activities to fund existing or new programs.
- Support the undergraduate recruitment efforts of the ADHC, particularly in regards to accelerated degree programs.
- Assist in tracking and assessment efforts, participating in accreditation and evaluation processes
- Assists the ADHC staff in the co-curricular activities including leading at least one first-year seminar, admissions events, leadership colloquia, alumni events, and other programs.
- In collaboration with the Associate Dean, supports the Transfer Admissions process into the Honors College
- Other duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Candidates must possess a doctorate degree as well as a record of success in the areas of grant writing, prestigious fellowships and undergraduate advising, demonstrating their leadership of successful applications for a range of undergraduate fellowships, such as Boren, Fulbright, Goldwater and Humanity in Action, or similar.
- At least five years' experience in higher education administration.
- Candidate must have experience with or demonstrate a significant understanding of the value of Honors Colleges/ Programs operations. Experience with DegreeWorks or similar software.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Earned doctorate in a technical field. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- At least five years' experience in honors education administration.

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As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT's continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.
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