Assistant Director, STEM Global Awards

Posting Number 2023-12484
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/21/2023 11:46 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Changemaker Center 
Student Affairs (WS1705)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Academic Program Support

Position Summary

The primary objective of the Assistant Director, STEM Global Awards is to design, implement, and manage the recruitment, advising, and endorsement process for STEM applicants to various awards. The Assistant Director will review and evaluate existing processes, build and maintain campus partnerships, and oversee an advising process that includes multiple stakeholders from across campus.


Partner with scholarship advisors, faculty, academic advisors and external fellowship foundations to ensure the smooth coordination of student applications for fellowships throughout the year. Direct administrative, student and temporary staff where necessary. Identify and support students and alumni from STEM disciplines to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Manage the recruitment, selection, and advising processes for STEM-focused awards (e.g. Goldwater, Hertz, Churchill, SMART, NSF GRFP); develop and curate resources to assist undergraduates pursuing external STEM research opportunities (e.g. Amgen, NSF REU, DAAD RISE); and encourage STEM students and alumni to apply to non-STEM specific awards (e.g. Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall). Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Global Awards; administer academic programs, co-curricular programming, events and services.


NYU's Global Programs & University Life organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Employees in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in a STEM discipline or in higher education, student affairs, educational leadership or related field. Previous experience working with students from STEM disciplined. Experience with quality data collection. Prior experience as an awards recipient or finalist.

Required Experience:
5+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have experience working directly with students, through teaching, mentoring, advising, writing support, or other relevant experience. Should have experience administering academic programming and building and maintaining relationships with faculty, staff, and other campus stakeholders. Must have demonstrated commitment to and experience working with historically excluded and/or underrepresented student populations.

Preferred Experience:
5+ years

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to think creatively and take initiative in a dynamic environment. Ability to relate to individuals and groups of student population. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and a wide range of constituencies in the diverse higher education communities.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $65,000.00 to USD $80,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

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