Program Manager, Competitive Fellowships

Employer
The Ohio State University
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Salary
The pay range for this job profile is $53,800 - $71,700
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

This position is an integral part of the Office of Academic Enrichment which serves all Ohio State undergraduate students. The Program Manager has both student-facing and faculty facing roles.

The program manager is OSU’s lead on all aspects of the Undergraduate Fellowship Office. The results of this position’s work have a significant and long-term impact, as fellowship winners raise the visibility and prestige of the university. The fellowship manager is expected to maintain industry knowledge on roughly 30 different awards, and publicize and support applicants to all these awards. The manager advises interested students on appropriate fellowship opportunities and prepares competitive students to succeed through individualized assistance in preparing personal essays portfolios and application packages and grooming candidates for interviews. The manager tracks student progress across all four years of a student’s career and advises them to develop fellowship candidates.  The manager is responsible for acquiring, processing, and delivering student records such as transcripts to fellowship foundations. The manager authors official nomination letters sent to foundation representatives.

The manager will regularly deliver information sessions and application writing workshops. The manager is expected to develop new, creative, and unique measures to ensure fellowship success among OSU undergraduates. The program manager is responsible for increasing visibility and understanding of UFO operations across the campus community. The manager liaises with foundation representatives to ensure appropriate preparation of viable candidates. The manager represents university at regional national and international meetings of fellowship advisers.

The manager is responsible for creating a culture of fellowships on campus, and therefore develops and maintains relationships with staff and faculty across the university. The manager recruits faculty to serve on nomination, advisory, and mock interview committees. The manager also works with faculty on writing letters of recommendations. The manager liaises with units across campus, such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Multicultural Center, Military and Veterans Services, and many others. The manager is expected to participate widely in programming across campus, such as research festivals, student trips abroad, and student cohort/scholarship interviews to cultivate relationships resulting in fellowship applicants. The manager coordinates with the Graduate School and Office of International Affairs to run the Fulbright U.S. Student program and related events like the annual Fulbright Week. The manager also works with University Marketing and the Office of the President to make sure the campus community and leadership is apprised of prestigious award winners.

The program manager supervises one entry-level full-time staff member, providing guidance as they learn the field. The manager also supervises a faculty fellow to design seminars for applicants.

Minimum Education Required
Master's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; PhD preferred

Qualifications
Required:
A Master's degree in an appropriate field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Teaching experience is required. Experience in program planning and administration required. The manager must have exceptional writing and communication skills 

Desired:

Administrative experience, strong communication and organizational skills excellent rapport with students and faculty and attention to detail desired. Experience working with and promoting diversity of people and thought is desired. 

Essential Duties

(40%) The fellowship manager is expected to maintain industry knowledge on roughly 30 different awards, and publicize and support applicants to all these awards. The manager advises interested students on appropriate fellowship opportunities and prepares competitive students to succeed through individualized assistance in preparing personal essays portfolios and application packages and grooming candidates for interviews. The manager tracks student progress across all four years of a student’s career and advises them to develop fellowship candidates.  The manager is responsible for acquiring, processing, and delivering student records such as transcripts to fellowship foundations. The manager authors official nomination letters sent to foundation representatives.

(25%)The manager is responsible for creating a culture of fellowships on campus, and therefore develops and maintains relationships with staff and faculty across the university. The manager recruits faculty to serve on nomination, advisory, and mock interview committees. The manager also works with faculty on writing letters of recommendations. The manager liaises with units across campus, such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Multicultural Center, Military and Veterans Services, and many others. The manager is expected to participate widely in programming across campus, such as research festivals, student trips abroad, and student cohort/scholarship interviews to cultivate relationships resulting in fellowship applicants. The manager coordinates with the Graduate School and Office of International Affairs to run the Fulbright U.S. Student program and related events like the annual Fulbright Week. The manager also works with University Marketing and the Office of the President to make sure the campus community and leadership is apprised of prestigious award winners.

(10%)The manager will regularly deliver information sessions and application writing workshops. 

(10%)The manager is expected to develop new, creative, and unique measures to ensure fellowship success among OSU undergraduates. The program manager is responsible for increasing visibility and understanding of UFO operations across the campus community. 

(10%)The program manager supervises one entry-level full-time staff member, providing guidance as they learn the field. The manager also supervises a faculty fellow to design seminars for applicants. The manager supervises graduate students as well.

(5%)The manager liaises with foundation representatives to ensure appropriate preparation of viable candidates. The manager represents university at regional national and international meetings of fellowship advisers. 

Additional Information:

The pay range for this job profile is $53,800 - $71,700. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.

 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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