Assistant Director, Fellowships & Career Advising, Pomona College

Posted: 03/20/18 | SHARE:


ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Assistant Director, Fellowships and Career Advising works closely with faculty members of Pomona College and serves as the fellowship advisor and on fellowship committees to co-mentor and provide initial advisement for students seeking guidance on appropriate fellowships and application processes.  The Assistant Director coordinates faculty interviewers and screening committees, provides career advising, and conducts outreach to the sophomore class.  This position oversees support programs that encourage, guide and assist students in applying for competitive national fellowships.  The Assistant Director designs and produces informational materials, manages the Fellowship’s website, develops relationships with national fellowship offices and with fellowship professionals at peer institutions.  This position coordinates the February Sophomore Reorientation Program, a flagship program at the College, by working closely with other departments, including, but not limited to: Study Abroad, Academic Advisement, SURP, and the Draper Center.  This position reports to the Associate Dean and Director, Career Development Office.



Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, business administration, a liberal arts field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree in an academic discipline is preferred. A minimum of 3 years of experience with increasing responsibility in undergraduate advising (fellowships, academic, or career development) is required.  In-depth experience of the liberal arts college educational environment and experiences with extensive knowledge of the variety of different academic majors and requirements is preferred.  Some undergraduate teaching or fellowships advising experience or sufficient practical experience in order to provide comparable understanding of the demands of national fellowship competitions is preferred.

Additional Information

REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular / full-time / exempt. 

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter by March 29, 2018. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.

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