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Assistant Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (10001003)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This position assists the Director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement with the daily departmental activities. The incumbent actively recruits, mentors, advises and supports candidates for a variety of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining campus-wide outreach to students and faculty, managing programming, and assisting with the University’s participation in national scholarship competitions.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Promotes and raises awareness of nationally-competitive scholarship opportunities across campus through information sessions, events, print and web materials, social media, and presentations to classes and student groups.
  • Designs targeted outreach campaigns to recruit diverse applicants.
  • Manages and maintains a comprehensive database of potential, current, and former candidates.
  • Disseminates clear information about campus and (inter)national application processes.
  • Collaborates with key campus partners to connect students with resources.
  • Tracks incoming scholarship materials (i.e. transcripts, waivers, letters of recommendation) and communicate with applicants about their status.
  • Promotes student development through individual advising, outreach, resources, workshops and information sessions.
  • Provides professional-level writing support through workshops, peer-writing groups, and one-on-one consultations.
  • Collects and analyzes data to measure the effectiveness of various aspects of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement.
  • Maintains Office of National Scholarship Advisement website and online resources for students.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Assists Director with the daily operations of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement and the implementation of program initiatives.
  2. Provides national scholarship and fellowship student advisement.
  3. Manages the University’s participation in national scholarship competitions and related competition cycles.
  4. Facilitates communication, outreach, and data management for national scholarship programs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.



Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.



Teaching experience preferred.


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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Background Check Statement

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Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi