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Research and Scholarship Advisor

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Undergraduate Research Center and Office of External Scholarship


Binghamton University

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Position Description

The Research and Scholarship Advisor will advise undergraduate students and provide programmatic support to the Undergraduate Research Center and Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards. The Advisor will work closely with the Director to maintain office programs, enhance the office's advising capacity and develop new student research opportunities.


  • Recruit and assist undergraduates and graduate students in identifying and applying to external funding opportunities
  • Recruit and assist undergraduate students to find and apply for internal and external research opportunities
  • Serve as campus representative and advisor for national awards, and assist with others, including Fulbright, Goldwater, and Critical Languages Scholarship
  • Co-coordinate the annual Summer Scholars and Artists Program with Director
  • Coordinate and administer numerous on-campus awards, such as the Undergraduate Research Award and President's Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence
  • Be a member of the university-wide Research Days Committee, and other committees as appropriate
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Alpenglow: Binghamton University's Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
  • Maintain the office's searchable scholarships database, SOAR, and research opportunities database CROP
  • Plan and implement the annual President's Award LuncheonAssist in conceptualizing our website redesign and use of social media, and maintain website
  • Coordinate, develop and implement outreach activities to inform faculty, staff, current and prospective students about programs and opportunities available through the office
  • Give presentations to incoming freshmen and other student groups
  • Assist in a self-study and strategic planning for the office

Application Process

Institution Information

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Valerie Imbruce



Required Qualifications

  • Master's or other advanced degree
  • Commitment to advising students in ways that will enhance their learning and development
  • Ability to work with students on writing assignments, including personal and research statements for academic awards
  • Superior public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Ability to work independent and exercise sound judgement, and ability to work in teams
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive and associated applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Minimum of two years of experience in higher education
  • Academic advising, writing support or teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Experience with database querying software such as SAAS or Hyperion
  • Familiarity with higher education applications such as Campus Labs products (B-Engaged), My Courses, Banner