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Program Officer: Mellon Programs

Responsible for administration of the four programs funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Mellon May Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF) Dissertation Grants, MMUF Travel and Research Grants, and the Mellon May Fellows Professional Network (MMFPN). Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the solicitation and selection of MMUF candidates for the Mellon Dissertation Grants and Travel and Research Grants Planning and conducting selection events for the Career Enhancement, Dissertation and Travel and Research Fellowships.
  • Planning and conducting the annual retreat for the Career Enhancement Fellowship (CEF). (Some travel required for selection events and for CEF conference.)
  • Managing all aspects of the MMFPN including but not limited to: organizing regional chapters and regional events, overseeing the mentoring program, planning the biennial conference, outreach to target audience, overseeing the newsletter and social media.
  • Creating and editing surveys for all programs
  • Overseeing accurate data collection
  • Writing reports and updates as required by the Mellon Foundation
  • Planning and executing special projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the Mellon Foundation
  • Advising and advocating for Fellows in all programs concerning academic and other Fellowship related issues
  • Assisting MMUF campus coordinators in alumni outreach
  • Managing two direct reports
  • Reviewing applications, evaluating credentials, and participating in candidate selection for Travel and Research Fellowship.
  • Working with team to design and develop all application materials under the guidance of the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.
  • Other tasks as needed for the efficient running of all Mellon Programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong upbeat personality, outstanding work ethic, flexibility, and strong organizational skills are critical to this role.
  • Higher education experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Familiarity with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Programs a plus
  • Professional experience with various social media tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft environments, including Word, Excel and Access.
  • Ability to represent the Mellon Programs in a professional manner
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants please forward resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements, to opportunities@woodrow.org, with ‘Mellon Program Officer’ in the subject line.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX employer. The Foundation is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.

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