The Office of National & International Fellowships promotes opportunities for Loyola Marymount University students to compete successfully for major national and international awards and scholarships, and provides information concerning select competitive scholarships. The Director's role includes disseminating accurate and timely scholarship information; identifying potential candidates; providing information and advice concerning appropriate preparation; scheduling and offering informational sessions and workshops; hosting consultations, interviews, and practice sessions for preparing effective applications. The Director must keep abreast of current opportunities and selection processes and work vigorously to ensure access to all appropriate awards for LMU students. This essential work is carried out in collaboration with faculty advisors' committees and in coordination with strategically-selected colleges and departments by maintaining a close liaison with academic units.
Typically a Master’s degree in international education or related field or equivalent experience. Ph.D. highly preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Previous successful and demonstrated record of scholarship advising.
Minimum 4 years academic experience, with preference given to those who have worked in a university setting. Previous experience serving as an academic scholarship advisor, including familiarity with college student development, and the career development process of at least 2 years. Experience working with high achieving students is essential.
Credentials to hold a faculty appointment (Lecturer or Adjunct) in one of LMU's Colleges or Schools. Previous experience teaching discipline-based courses, advising undergraduate student research projects, and teaching abroad are desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge of the application process to domestic and international graduate and professional school programs is essential.
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task to meet campus deadlines.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and possess strong interpersonal skills.
Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse groups including students, faculty, administration, and staff.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.
Previous experience with the National Association of Fellowships Advisors and successful attainment of one or more competitive fellowships is desired.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.