Job Details

Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Position Number: 4852745
  • Location: Mankato, MN
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Associate Director of Honors and University Fellowships Coordinator (AA25103)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Library & Learning
Unit: Honors211, MSUAASF
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION:Probationary; Range C*

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 211, MSUAASF

Job Description:
The Associate Director of Honors and University Fellowships Coordinator will collaborate with the Honors Program Director, Undergraduate Research Director, and Honors Associate Director in fulfilling programing, teaching courses, and advising. The Associate Director of Honors and University Fellowships Coordinator oversees the leadership development of University Presidential Scholars and assists their colleagues in completing other administrative responsibilities. The Associate Director of Honors and University Fellowships Coordinator is also responsible for actively engaging students in the pursuit of external funding to achieve their personal and professional goals by competing for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships. The Associate Director of Honors and University Fellowships Coordinator reports directly to the Dean of Library & Learning and collaborates with other key partners in the Library & Learning Leadership Team.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in any field (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).

  • One (1) year of related professional experience in a student engagement role, or equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • One (1) year of related professional experience in competitive fellowships or scholarships advising, or equivalent combination of post-secondary training, education, and/or professional experience.

  • Experience applying for and potentially receiving national or international fellowships.

  • Experience in a higher education environment.

  • Demonstrated understanding of FERPA, university regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Demonstrated understanding of college student development, transitional issues, mentorship, leadership, and highly motivated students.

  • Ability to interpret and disseminate a wide range of information in verbal, printed, and electronic formats to a variety of audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess student writing.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes: Up to 20% of the time. Telework: A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employees permanent/principal work location.

This position may have to work some evenings and weekends to help direct and coordinate student activities and attend recruiting events.
This position will be required to attend national conferences and other professional development related to honors, national fellowships and scholarships, as well as other professional development opportunities which may involve overnight travel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

  • The salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes: Enhancing access and student success. Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs. Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified four strategic directions: -a lifelong provider of access to an equitable and affordable education. -a leader in transformational learning generating inspired action. -a nimble and innovative steward of resources. -a community of care built upon diversity, inclusion and belonging.
We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name-Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelors through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesotas the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Leah White
Honors Program Director
Phone: 507-389-5703
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Administrative and Service Faculty which can be found at:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN States vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the schools policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the ASF Summary (Administrative & Service Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M383M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 12/08/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name-Minnesota State University, Mankato. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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