The Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University seeks a collaborative and innovative administrator who can assist students in their pursuit of nationally competitive awards. OHIO has a long history of success in prestigious scholarship competitions, including the Fulbright, Boren, Critical Language, Goldwater, Hollings, Marshall, Mitchell, Truman, and Udall programs. We are committed to a dual mission of access and excellence, and our previous winners include many first-generation college students and students from historically underrepresented groups.
Established in 1999, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) is housed in the Honors Tutorial College, which offers the nation's only tutorial-based degree programs at a public university. HTC also is home to the new OHIO Honors Program (OHP), an experience-based honors option for students in all non-tutorial majors, and the Cutler Scholars Program (CSP), the university's largest privately endowed scholarship program. The associate directors of OHP and CSP assist with recruiting and advising students for nationally competitive awards. Faculty members from all colleges and staff members from key support offices also help to identify students, engage them in high-impact practices, and support them throughout the application and interview process.
Primary Responsibilities include:
1. Recruit and advise students, which includes advising students on all phases of application processes for competitive awards; planning, organizing, and administering workshops, training programs and courses that raise awareness among high-promise students about the availability of national and international awards and scholarships; and developing programs to identify and invest in excellent candidates for such scholarships early in their academic careers. Use appreciative advising strategies and insure a safe and welcoming environment for all students.
2. Lead the Ohio Competitive Award Network (OCAN) of faculty and staff who chair specific awards committees, such as those for the Goldwater and UK awards, take a lead role in recruiting and advising students for specific awards, and serve as ONCA ambassadors. Recruit and train faculty and staff mentors for students applying for nationally competitive awards, which includes engaging in public relations and promotional activities and planning, organizing, and administering professional development workshops and training sessions.
3. Direct the day-to-day operation and administration of office, which includes selecting, supervising and evaluating student staff; developing policies and procedures; and collaborating with planning unit colleagues to recruit and retain high-promise students.
4. Oversee internal and external communication for the office. Create and maintain a database of applicants and winners, a website that promotes the office and identifies opportunities for prospective student applicants, and any necessary print marketing collateral. Insure timely feature articles about award winners, collect and analyze program data to assess and evaluate effectiveness, produce and distribute an annual ONCA report, and plan annual recognitions for awards applicants and winners, as well as their campus mentors.
5. Develop relationships with the official representatives of various national and international award programs to ensure that Ohio University's program reflects best national practices and play an active role at the national level through participation in conferences and networking with other national scholarship professionals.
Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a vibrant residential learning experience in one of the nation's most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University's commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.
Diversity is a core value at Ohio University. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. The richness of the University community reflects diversity of culture, race, gender, religion, ideas, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of multi-cultures.
The successful candidate must have a minimum of a master’s degree and three years work experience in higher education, or an equivalent combination. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate skill in student advising, writing and editing, and team building.
Experience in recruiting and advising students for nationally competitive awards.
Planning Unit: Honors College
Department: Honors Tutorial College
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Cary Roberts Frith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 740.593.2723
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications in alignment with pay grade CA&P |17|. Information regarding the compensation structure at Ohio University may be found at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/compensation/structure/index.cfm.
Internal Number: 27025
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.
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