Leads a team of fellowship advisors and graduate interns, ensuring student-centered fellowship advising, professional development, and tailored support for masterâ™s and doctoral students.
Manages administration of external funding programs such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, Foreign Language and Area Studies, Lurcy, Ross, Chicago France Center, Smithsonian Big 10 Academic Alliance, DAAD, and others.
Foster partnerships and collaboration across all units in the university, as well as maintain positive relations with federal agencies, private foundations, and other partners.
Liaise with university research administration to administer grants to the university for key fellowship programs, including proposal creation, account creation, payment disbursements, accounting, and reporting for a range of external fellowship awards administered through the university.
Serve as a fellowship advisor and take individual appointments with graduate students from all academic divisions and professional schools. This work will involve helping students become acquainted with university resources, apply to fellowship opportunities, and develop essential career skillsets.
Provide verbal and written feedback on all aspects of fellowship applications.
Manage team of graduate writing consultants who support writing development and offer feedback on graduate student academic writing.
Work with leaders in the academic divisions and other stakeholders to increase interest in fellowship competitions.
Develop and lead fellowship programming related to various aspects of scholarly development. Events include general information sessions, workshops, departmental presentations, and events targeted to specific fellowship programs.
Coordinate and organize content for information sessions and writing workshops, including inviting speakers, delivering presentations, and 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.
Lead efforts to revamp online fellowship resources through a new website and existing fellowships Canvas site.
Collect detailed data on annual fellowship and funding awardees for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Other duties which may include supporting grant-writing efforts, assisting with conference planning, implementing writing programming, etc.
Manages advising team.
Serves as institutional contact for internal and external stakeholders.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree in related field.
Experience working in higher education or nonprofits.
Strong familiarity with graduate education and the needs of doctoral and masterâ™s students.
Familiarity with the range of competitive fellowship opportunities.
Familiarity with the culture of a research university and the breadth of university systems.
Knowledge of fellowship and grant accounting.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Sound judgement and ability to anticipate potential problems.
Demonstrated commitment to student success and cultivating a supportive environment that meets each student where they are.
Independent decision-making skills.
Orientation toward collaboration and teamwork.
Excellent written, editorial, and communication skills.
Effective relationship management with faculty, administrators, and foundation representatives.
Must be able to work independently and take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities.
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