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Mellon Program Assistant


The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is seeking a part-time (benefits included) Program Assistant for the Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior and Adjunct Faculty, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF) Dissertation Support Program, and Mellon Mays Gap Assistance Program, funded through grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of each program and must be able to manage multiple projects with excellence and effectiveness. The Program Assistant will report to the Program Officer for Mellon Programs.

Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to) the following:

  • Answering general inquiries about program eligibility and applications
  • Initiating and tracking fellowship and grant payments to recipients and institutions
  • Assisting with booking and logistics (hotel, food + beverage, travel) for the annual retreat for the Career Enhancement Fellowship (CEF), selection events, and Graduate School Bootcamps
  • Scheduling travel to events for WW Mellon program staff
  • Maintaining Excel databases for reporting Fellow outcomes and program evaluation
  • Collecting and organizing fellowship applications, final progress reports and newsletters
  • Managing the online course platform for the Mellon Mays Gap Assistance Program
  • Overseeing social media content (Facebook, LinkedIn Groups and Twitter) and digital communications


  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus one or more years of non-profit or university administration experience
  • Excellent skills in writing, interpersonal communication, and other kinds of communication
  • Close attention to detail; excellent organizational skills Demonstrated commitment to historically underrepresented groups
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of people
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management
  • Proficiency with various social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a résumé and cover letter including salary requirements to [email protected], with ‘Mellon Program Assistant’ in the subject line.


WW Teaching Fellowship Selector


The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit outstanding candidates to teaching, raise the status of the profession, help urban and rural middle and high schools address a shortage of math and science teachers, and transform teacher education. The Fellowship offers rigorous preparation, extensive clinical experience, and ongoing mentoring for talented, committed college graduates and professionals in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics who will teach in high-need public schools. More details.

Your help is needed to interview and select these Fellows from our pool of Semifinalists!

Our Selectors meet Semifinalist candidates during our Selection Days. They facilitate the day’s activities and observe the prospective Fellows as they deliver a sample lesson and participate in other group activities. They also conduct one-on-one interviews for up to five candidates. Selectors complete a detailed rubric for each candidate interviewed on Selection Day and submit these documents along with an admission decision recommendation to the Foundation.

Selection Days run from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM. Up to 8 Selection Days will be scheduled in Pennsylvania during the 2019-2020 Selection Cycle. Selection Days are typically held on Saturdays but may be scheduled during the week if needed.

Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to) the following:

  • Participate in all training activities (online) to ensure full understanding of the Foundation’s selection goals and measures.
  • Evaluate qualifications of applicants to the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Reviewing applicant files
    • Evaluating applicant sample teaching lessons
    • Facilitating small group interview activities
    • Conducting one-on-one interviews with individual applicants
    • Completing all assessment documents for each individual applicant
    • Submitting all completed assessment documents to the Foundation
  • Effectively represent the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and its commitment to excellence in education.


  • Master’s degree in education, math, the sciences, or a related field preferred.
  • 5 years of math or science teaching experience in grades 6-12 (urban or rural school settings are preferred) or at the college level preferred.
  • Knowledge of the skills and dispositions required for effective teaching.
  • Prior experience supervising, hiring or mentoring beginning teachers is highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Openness to receive and incorporate feedback.
  • Highly responsible and committed to meeting deadlines.
  • Commitment to acknowledging email/phone communication within 48 hours.
  • Commitment to the Foundation and its mission.


  • Paid Online Training – September 2019
  • Selection Days – November/December 2019; February/April 2020
  • Selection Day Hours – 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
  • All Selection Days are conducted on-site at partner universities. Applicants local to the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh regions are strongly preferred.
  • Selectors will be hired specifically for one region (Philadelphia OR Pittsburgh) and will not be asked to travel to the other location.

Selection Day Locations: Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University (Philadelphia)

  • $650 per interview day
  • $250 for paid training + feedback conversations
  • Travel expenses (including mileage) reimbursed separately.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Anna Gallos, [email protected], with “WW TF Selector” in the subject line.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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