Vice President of Scholarships

Trustpoint One
May 21, 2023
Washington, DC, United States of America
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Trustpoint One has partnered with a well known non-profit in their search for a Vice President of Scholarships--a DC based role.

The Vice President of Scholarships provides active oversight and management, strategic and innovative guidance, and execution of the day-to-day scholarship operations. The Vice President of Scholarships has oversight of all scholarship administration, processing, and financial management. This leader will also develop and maintain deep knowledge of the holistic scholarship operation and will be responsibility for driving ongoing process improvements.


  • Develop in collaboration and lead the overall scholarship strategy in line with the strategic plan (e.g., application and selection process, expand scholarship types, focus on specific populations).
  • Responsible for oversight of scholarship team, scholarship management and administration, executing key aspects of scholarship strategy, memorandum of understanding with our scholarship partners, and relationship management of priority scholarship partners, with a focus on developing efficiencies throughout the scholarship management and administration process.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to the Scholarship department ensuring our Scholars’ scholarship distribution meets donor agreed guidelines, timelines, budgets, reporting and expectations as described in the MOUs.
  • Data Analysis & Management
    • Analyze longitudinal data, demographics and trends of our Scholars and to inform strategic planning for scholarship initiatives and study impact on student success.
    • Provide guidance and feedback regarding the creation, implementation and management of the our Scholars CRM database.
    • Produce a monthly report for the Board and staff reflecting the status of scholarship distribution.
  • Qualifications and Skills
    • Advanced Degree or expanded experience required.
    • Requires at least 10 years of progressive experience in scholarships, financial aid administration or related field within higher education or non-profit setting.
    • Staff development and people management, resource and budget management and a strong record of achieving outcomes and goals with a highly collaborative, team-driven and values-oriented work style.
    • Proven ability to recruit, retain, motivate, develop talented individuals and engage them in the department and organizational goals.
    • Experience working in post-secondary education with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral academic programs; scholarship programs management; and/or other non-profit setting supporting student development and strategic partnerships is strongly preferred.
    • Ability to monitor and report on budget related to scholarship operations assuring that a scholarship initiative does not exceed its budget.
  • Ideal candidates will be in the greats DC area, or able to commute to DC once quarterly for meetings.  Candidates in other locations will be considered, but preference is to DC.
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