The Director of Fellowships will lead efforts to prepare University of Chicago graduate students to apply to nationally competitive fellowship and grant competitions. This role involves administering major external funding programs and leading a team of two staff members. Day-to-day responsibilities include: fellowship individual advising, leading information sessions and workshops, researching funding trends and new programs, and other project and program management responsibilities.
Lead a team of two other fellowship advisors, ensuring quality fellowship advising and targeted support for students.
Manage the administration of external funding programs such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Ford Foundation Fellowship, and others.
Serve as a fellowship advisor and take individual appointments with students from all academic divisions and professional schools.
This work will involve helping students become acquainted with and utilize University resources and helping students to identify and apply for scholarship and fellowship funding sources that will support academic and professional growth.
Work with leaders in the academic divisions and other stakeholders to generate increased interest in and preparation for fellowship competitions.
Coordinate and organize content for information session events and writing workshops including inviting speakers, delivering presentations, conducting outreach to ensure high levels of attendance at events.
Expand team expertise on graduate research fellowships and engage in ad hoc research projects, such as comparing UChicago fellowship statistics with those at our peer institutions.
Collect detailed data on annual fellowship and funding awardees for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Preserving and updating awardee data for future outreach.
Other duties as assigned, which may include supporting grant-writing efforts, assisting with conference planning, implementing programming around writing etc.
Communicate effectively and with influence
Foster partnership and collaboration
Teamwork and management of team performance
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required
At least three years of experience working in higher education or nonprofits required
Advanced degree preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Excellent written and communication skills required
Strong computer skills and fluency in all Microsoft Office applications required
Familiarity with the range of competitive fellowship opportunities preferred
Demonstrated success in writing proposals for funding preferred
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work independently and take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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