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The Director of National and International Fellowships serves as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln institutional representative for national scholarship involvement, providing both direct support to students in the application process and overseeing internal campus procedures required by national competitions. Operating within University Career Services in collaboration with staff who support undergraduate career development efforts, the Director actively collaborates with other campus partners to cultivate and support student applicants from across the university community. Collaboration will include developing relationships with campus partners who serve first generation and other historically underrepresented student populations, honors programs, intercultural and education abroad participants, among others.
Integral to the work is direct relationship building with students, supporting their applications by providing timely and appropriate written and oral feedback which helps students grow and strengthens the competitiveness of their applications. The Director coordinates internal endorsement and selection committee efforts, including collaborating with faculty and academic leaders to identify faculty participants for committee service. To effectively recruit and promote scholarship opportunities to a variety of students of different backgrounds and strengths, the Director will conduct workshops, seminars, and information sessions, develop appropriate supporting materials, and hold mock interviews with students to prepare for various competitions.
As a staff member in a multi-function unit, the position may include additional responsibilities as assigned to meet the needs of UNL’s academically motivated students and to support the academic mission of the University.
Minimum qualifications include: Master’s degree plus three years of experience providing constructive feedback on student work or equivalent. Must have excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Must be able to understand the specialized requirements of proposal writing and personal essay writing associated with nationally competitive competitions. Must have experience providing individuals with clear and helpful feedback on multiple drafts of application materials. Must have experience supporting diverse students in their academic achievements. Must have experience collaborating with campus partners including, faculty, chairs, and deans. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Preferred qualifications include: Five or more years of experience providing feedback and guidance on competitive fellowship and/or graduate application processes or related preferred. Working knowledge of national fellowship competitions and/or graduate school preparation helpful.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.