Program Associate, Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. JOB OVERVIEW

Job Description Summary:

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, the nexus for cross-disciplinary collaboration across campus, is responsible for online learning programs, academic technology, and faculty teaching initiatives. Encompassing Gelman, Eckles, and VSTC, the GW Libraries support the research and learning goals of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of the university in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community. Reporting to the Director, Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, the Program Associate works within the Division's Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research team.

GW created the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research (CUFR) to provide GW undergraduates and alumni with information, guidance and support as they learn about and apply for research opportunities and national fellowship competitions. Learning about and applying for undergraduate fellowships and research awards can be a great complement to academic and extracurricular experiences at GW and can be a learning experience in its own right.

The Program Associate, Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research is responsible for the following duties:

  • Supporting the CUFR by recruiting and advising undergraduates and recent alumni in applying for national and international fellowships as well as faculty-mentored research opportunities; identifying and advising candidates through all stages of the application process for a wide range of national and international fellowships, including Fulbright, Boren, Luce, and Carnegie; and advising faculty and other student mentors in preparing effective letters of recommendation in support of the fellowship applications.
  • Leading personal statement/proposal development workshops and information sessions for student groups on campus.
  • Ensuring timeliness and accuracy in the management of multiple, simultaneous fellowship competitions and recruitment processes; developing and maintaining databases to track CUFR activities, including publicity, advising of applicants and competition results; and collecting and maintaining applicant files and records.
  • Coordinating logistics and managing application submissions for campus-based awards.
  • Developing, designing, and editing outreach materials relating to fellowship and undergraduate research programs; promoting GW undergraduate research awards and programs through advising and outreach events; and collaborating with Colonial Crossroad neighbors (the Career Center, Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Center for Student Engagement, and Office for Study Abroad) and other campus partners in publicizing programs and recruiting students.
  • Managing the CUFR website and other social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Listserv) to collect and disseminate information to students, faculty and academic advisors regarding national and international fellowship and research opportunities.
  • Serving on the Office of Teaching and Learning's Undergraduate Research Steering Committee, Colonial Crossroads administrative committee(s), and internal and external scholarship selection committees.
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of annual Research Day at GW.
  • Assisting in developing the CUFR annual budget and monitoring monthly expenses by utilizing the university's financial management systems.
  • Enhancing professional expertise through attendance at conferences and seminars, service to professional organizations, review of current literature, and collaboration with colleagues.

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in international education, higher education administration, student affairs, or related field is preferred
  • Progressively responsible professional experience in student advising, university programming or related fields
  • Experience with academic, career, and/or study abroad advising in a college/university setting
  • Experience teaching writing or editing student scholarship essays and applications
  • Knowledge of national and international scholarship/fellowship competitions and ability to match students to appropriate programs
  • Experience with faculty-mentored research is a plus
  • Public speaking ability for both large and small audiences
  • Experience working with web-based communication and social media
  • Website editing and design experience is a plus

II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: University Libraries Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Daytime hours, Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understating of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006199 Job Open Date: 03/16/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. Do you have a Master's degree in international education, higher education administration, student affairs, or related field?
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. Do you have experience with academic, career, and/or study abroad advising in a college/university setting?
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. Elaborate on your progressively responsible professional experience in student advising, university programming or related fields.
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. Do you have experience teaching writing or editing student scholarship essays and applications?
    (Open Ended Question)
  8. Elaborate on your knowledge of national and international scholarship/fellowship competitions and your ability to match students to appropriate programs.
    (Open Ended Question)
  9. Do you have experience with faculty-mentored research?
    (Open Ended Question)
  10. Elaborate on your public speaking ability for both large and small audiences.
    (Open Ended Question)
  11. Elaborate on your experience working with web-based communication, social media, and website editing/design.
    (Open Ended Question)



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae




Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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