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Director - Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Apply now Department: 3670043010 Staley School of Leadership
Job no: 513276
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 10A

About This Role:

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking to hire a Director for the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships. Kansas State University holds a longstanding commitment to encouraging and supporting students as they compete for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.  This position, is responsible for organizing and leading that institutional commitment and supports students throughout the process. Some of the duties are as follows:

  • Direct all administrative and managerial activities for the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships – a university-wide program including budget and resource management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with scholarship and fellowship foundations and external agencies
  • Develop resources and programming that encourages students to enhance skills and participate in experiences that will increase their competitiveness in the fellowship and scholarship process.
  • Organize and administer any required nomination and endorsement activities and serve as a resource for students during the application process
  • In support of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, and Kansas State University, serve on departmental and/or university committees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned bachelor’s degree
  • One to Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree
  • Three years of experience advising or preparing students for scholarships, internships, or employment
  • Identify and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders: across campus, from many different academic disciplines, with scholarship foundations, etc.
  • Pursue commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of the recruitment and mentorship process
  • Believe in the potential of the scholarship/fellowship process to further student growth and set advising and mentoring priorities accordingly
  • Attentive to detail, mindful of deadlines, and capable of respectfully working with others in the pursuit of both
  • Strong communicator, both in writing and verbally, including public presentations and the strategic use of social media
  • Able to connect with students and form strong working relationships across a wide range of majors and career interests
  • Organized and administratively capable of effectively managing multiple deadlines and overlapping application cycles

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 17, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$65,000 - $ 75,000 per year  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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