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The Project Coordinator will support high impact practices designed to engage students in the research mission of the university and promote participation and access to national and international fellowships. The coordinator is part of a student success team focused on increasing degree completion, closing equity gaps, and building an ecology of validation for UNL’s first generation, low-income, and underrepresented ethnic minority scholars. Such work includes administrative and outreach support for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Experiences (UCARE), First Year Research Experiences (FYRE), and National & International Fellowships (NIF) programs. UNL undergraduate research initiatives exist on a solid foundation, with UCARE and FYRE providing funded research opportunities to approximately 300 students annually for over 20 years. National & International Fellowships works closely with Undergraduate Research, the Colleges, and a variety of scholar development and inclusive excellence programs to recruit, advise, and nominate over 100 applicants annually for approximately 30 supported fellowships.

The Project Coordinator collaborates extensively with campus teams to implement and deliver robust programming and workshops for undergraduates engaged in UCARE, FYRE, and fellowship programs and coordinates a variety of campus-wide undergraduate research events, including annual research fairs and poster competitions. This position coordinates the UCARE and FYRE application and evaluation processes, including matching students with faculty mentors, communicating with department contacts, and reviewing and selecting applications for travel awards. The Project Coordinator is also responsible for promoting undergraduate research and fellowship opportunities, including creating outreach materials and recruiting students to research and creative activities, and communicating with a pool of faculty mentors and sponsors.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree plus one year of demonstrated experience supporting first generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented ethnic minority college students. Experience coordinating processes/projects/programs/events and managing accurate records and small data sets using tools like Excel. Experience managing accurate records and small data sets using tools like Excel. Excellent oral and written communication skills essential for designing and delivering presentations and developing promotional materials and web content related to undergraduate research and fellowships. Ability to work effectively and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds required. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team-focused environment.

Preferred qualifications:
Two years of experience supporting student success; retention; research, internship, or fellowship program participation; and/or professional development. Experience assessing academic or student service programs helpful. Experience supervising, training, or mentoring student workers or interns desirable. Experience organizing and leading co-curricular student events (workshops, trainings) desirable. Experience with implementation and assessment of undergraduate research programs (application processes, training, funding, etc.). Experience with writing web or social media content or design of marketing materials helpful.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins August 29. View requisition S_220753 at to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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