Reports to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student External Support. Assists with the day-to-day administration of GradFund, the Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support. Provides individual fellowship and grant advising to graduate students through individual appointments and GradFund workshops, workgroups and mentoring programs. Assists with the training and supervision of Fellowship Advisors. Maintainsand updates data monthly and produces quarterly reports on current trends as well as provides longitudinal analysis on service and funding trends. Assists with outreach to graduate students, faculty, staff and funding agency program officers. Maintains and updates GradFund’s electronic resources including its on-line funder database, website, Sakai site, blog and other electronic venues. Represents the Graduate School-New Brunswick and GradFund to the university and external community.
Requires a master’s degree (in an arts and sciences discipline preferred) and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in nonprofit education, cultural, research or higher education settings advising and mentoring graduate students in the preparation and submission of fellowship and grant applications and proposal writing. Advanced graduate work (beyond the master’s) or a doctoral degree and related advising experience may be taken into consideration as experience. Must be knowledgeable of external funding agencies and be comfortable discussing complex research projects across a broad range of academic disciplines. Experience should demonstrate an increasing responsibility and success in mentoring students, program development and building relationships with core constituencies. Requires the ability to clearly explain new and complex ideas and communicate feedback and advice on effective writing techniques in a clear and supportive manner along with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment. Requires experience articulating values, information and compelling cases to multiple audiences, one-on-one, and through presentations. Requires experience in the development and delivery of training materials that will be used in workshops and mentoring programs. Experience collecting and analyzing data and proficiency with cyber tools, office applications, electronic publishing, electronic communication and video conferencing tools is necessary. Requires excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to give public presentations in a professional and positive manner.
Teresa M. Delcorso
Graduate School-New Brunswick
Grad Fund, the Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
25 Bishop Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tel: 732-932-2705 Fax: 732-932-7407