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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


  • 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


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

Program Assistant for Online Recruitment – Social Media

Position Summary
The WW Teaching Fellowship Program recruits and selects strong prospective STEM teachers who enroll in master’s level teacher preparation programs at university partners in the states of Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey.
Reporting to the Program Director, and working closely with the Foundation’s Director of Marketing, the Program Assistant will be responsible for:

      • developing and implementing social media outreach strategies both to attract new applicantsand to keep existing applicants engaged throughout the process;
      • managing website content for the TF program;
      • assisting in the design of digital and print ads;
      • attending career fairs and other networking events;
      • coordinating with state program directors and STEM faculty at partner campuses to increaseprogram awareness.

The Program Assistant must be familiar with all details of the Teaching Fellows program, and will participate in training, selection and informational events.
Occasional overnight travel is required.

Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of marketing communications and experience; social media, online marketing, including pay per-click and search engine optimization; strong writing and editing skills; team oriented; familiarity with marketing, collateral writing, layout, and design; and computer proficiency (e.g., MS Office Suite and basic understanding of HTML; Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Quark/InDesign skills a plus). Science or math background and/or direct experience in student recruitment for a higher education institution a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to opportunities@woodrow.org.

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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