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Requisition ID:  20311

Scholar Development Advisor - Honors College

Job Summary

Are you a “people person” who likes to hear the hopes and dreams of students at the start of their college years? Are you interested in learning from students about what they are engaging in all across campus, in any discipline and in any student organization? Are you invested in telling highly motivated students about how they can put the cherry on top of the sundae of their already promising career trajectory by taking charge of their education and their lives? If this appeals to you, then consider joining the team of Purdue University’s National and International Scholarships Office as our Scholar Development Advisor.

We are looking for a person who will show students how to develop their potential to become the best they can be and increase their chances of becoming recipients of prestigious scholarships. The scholarship programs we attend to are not simply about funding and high academic marks, but about leadership and the potential to improve the lives of others. The Scholar Development Advisor provides information on how to make the most out of college and become the person who helps “move the needle” on bettering the world we live in. Such students are found all over campus, either through referrals from Purdue faculty and staff, as members of its Honors College, or as walk-in from any part of the university. The Scholar Development advisor will visit classrooms and student organizations, hold workshops and events, and talk to students on a one-on-one basis to help them become competitive for national and international awards.

If you were highly involved in college life, have excellent communication skills, and would be able to walk students through the process of showing their best selves in scholarship applications, the chances are that you will be an excellent Scholar Development Advisor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • One year of related work experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to speak dynamically in front of groups
  • Ability to relate to multiple audiences, excellent planning and time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MSWord
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality, adhere to protocols, and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of people


  • Experience with an Honor's program 

Additional Information: 

  • This position will include evening and weekend working hours.
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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