The Center for Transformative Learning connects students, faculty and administrators working within the areas of high-impact practices, such as undergraduate research, the honors program, internships, global engagement and community engagement.
The Student Scholars Coordinator is a Staff Assistant (APA) position in Bridgewater State University's Center for Transformative Learning responsible for recruiting prospective honors students, advising and building community among current honors students, and guiding students applying for nationally competitive fellowships and conferences. The Student Scholars Coordinator works to ensure equitable access to scholarly opportunities for all BSU students. Full-time, 12 month position, exempt, APA unit position
1.Recruit current and prospective BSU students for scholarly opportunities, including the Honors Program and National Fellowships. a.Lead presentations and meet with prospective students and parents at Admissions and Orientation events. b.Develop marketing and informational materials in paper and digital formats for the Center for Transformative Learning (including the Honors Program and National Fellowships). c.Design and facilitate recruitment workshops, campaigns, and activities to raise awareness of scholarly opportunities for BSU students, with an intentional focus on inclusion and equity for students from underserved groups: students of color and low-income, first-generation, and post-traditional students. 2.Advise and mentor BSU students in the Honors Program and those pursuing national fellowships and other scholarly opportunities. a.Work one-on-one with students to plan their applications and provide feedback on written materials, such as personal statements and research proposals. b.Coordinate application processes for Fulbright, Goldwater, and other nationally competitive fellowships, in collaboration with campus representatives and faculty mentors. 3.Recruit faculty/librarians to review student applications for the Honors Program and competitive scholarly opportunities and to conduct campus interviews of Fulbright and Goldwater applicants. 4.Serve on the Honors Advisory Board, Student Fellowships Advisory Board, and Global Engagement Steering Committee. 5.Represent and articulate on campus, regionally, and nationally the importance and impact of scholarly opportunities for BSU students. a.Participate in the National Association of Fellowships Advising (NAFA) trainings and conferences. b.Participate in the Commonwealth Honors Council (CHC) and National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) meetings and conferences. c.With the Director of the Honors Program, conduct ongoing assessment of BSU's Honors Program and other scholarly opportunities and share the results on campus and in professional organizations. 6.Publicize the successes of BSU honors and fellowship students through collaboration with BSU's Division of Marketing & Communications and through use of social media and other platforms. a.Design social media, blog, and email marketing and recruitment campaigns for the campus community. b.Highlight student-scholars in regular communications with the Office of the President, Provost, Deans, Development, Alumni, and Marketing & Communications.
1.Bachelor's degree 2.Experience in mentoring and/or advising college/university students 3.Experience with college/university department or program administration 4.Breadth of understanding and appreciation of different academic disciplines 5.Outstanding writing and collaboration skills
1.Master's degree in the field of higher education or a liberal-arts discipline 2.Experience with college/university honors program administration 3.Experience with guiding undergraduate students in the writing and revision process and with providing feedback on student writing 4.Familiarity with MSCA contract regarding faculty/librarian workload, especially related to mentorship of honors students
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: 45,000 - 50,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 14175
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.