The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, seeks an engaging professional to advise the Morehead-Cain Scholars and lead its enrichment programs.
A scholar advisor is an upbeat, organized, and flexible person who plays a key role in the Morehead-Cain Scholars’ experience. You will work directly with the scholars—individually and in groups—to help them set and achieve goals and plan and carry out their Summer Enrichment Program experiences.
Your responsibilities will include planning and executing scholar programming and communications; building authentic relationships with advisees; and handling the placement, training, and oversight of each scholar as they launch into their placements each summer.
Skills you’ll need
A scholar advisor has many of the same characteristics we seek in our scholars: an innate curiosity about the world; a lifelong love of learning; influential leadership in their previous roles; and exemplary character composed of integrity, empathy, and optimism. In addition, you will need:
- Personal authenticity, dignity, and an ability to build sincere relationships with scholars, fellow staff members, and all Foundation constituents
- Superior communication skills, both written and oral (clarity, brevity, authenticity, spelling, grammar, and pizzazz)
- Program and event management skills
- Awareness of scholars’ goals, needs, concerns and feelings; ability to give support where needed and stay calm under pressure
- Flexibility, creativity, intelligence, dependability
- An enthusiasm for working with a collaborative, engaged team
- Sharp attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Charm, charisma, and a cheerful disposition
- Self-starter, motivated, high-achiever
- A great sense of humor
We are a distinctly collaborative organization where every team member wears many hats. You will collaborate with the scholar selection team to help select and recruit each new class of scholars, assist our communications team on internal and external written communications and videos, support Foundation events throughout the year, and much more.
Education and Experience
- Four-year undergraduate degree, minimum 2–3 years of relevant work experience (including student advising) is required, although longer is preferred. Unique life experiences and background desired; master’s degree is preferred.
- Some travel may be required.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Hannah Hannan, executive assistant, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.