Director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

George Washington University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$76,075
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research (CUFR) is an integral part of GWLAI, providing GW undergraduates and alumni with information, guidance, and support as they learn about and apply for research opportunities and national fellowship competitions. This position is both student and faculty facing.

Reporting to an Associate Dean, the Director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research will:

  • Provide leadership for and coordinate the application process for nationally competitive fellowship (Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, etc.) for GW's undergraduate students (and qualified alumni); provide strategic planning to increase the number of future fellowships; and develop and oversee methods to ensure inclusion of students in all programs that are part of the fellowship efforts;
  • Manage special internal award programs such as the Shapiro Scholarship, Knapp Fellowship, Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship, GW Undergraduate Research Award, etc.
  • Implement procedures for identifying and nurturing students so they can be competitive in fellowship competitions; educate faculty regarding student fellowship opportunities to assist them in making appropriate referrals and providing mentoring to fellowship candidates; appoint and provide guidance and support to chairs of internal faculty selection committees for major fellowship competitions; and formulate policies related to fellowships;
  • Provide on-site and remote consultations for students preparing applications for a variety of fellowships; and prepare students for key, prestigious national fellowship competitions;
  • Recruit and work with faculty members to become mentors and partners in undergraduate research endeavors. Work with deans and chairs to enlist their help in actively encouraging faculty to work with undergraduates in their research endeavors;
  • Promote, provide leadership for, and coordinate undergraduate research opportunities for students in all five undergraduate schools, including the option for students to receive a transcript notation for undergraduate research experiences;
  • Maintain statistics and data on GW's applicants and successes in fellowship and research opportunities; design and implement strategies for publicizing fellowship and research opportunities;
  • Supervise the activities of staff and student employees in the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research to enhance the effectiveness of fellowship and undergraduate research efforts; monitor and maintain an operational budget;
  • Collaborate with colleagues at LAI and across the university in outreach, communications, workshops, committee service, and events (e.g. GW Research Showcase);
  • Maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, privacy, and accessibility through outreach efforts that will engage underrepresented student groups interested in research and fellowship opportunities;
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with standards, trends, data, and technologies in undergraduate research and fellowship support;
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.
  • 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:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree, or equivalent combination of degree and experience (by the time of appointment). Four years of professional experience that includes fellowship coordination, instruction, advising, or student services at the college or university level is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing complex projects and activities that involve interacting with various stakeholders.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and communications skills, including familiarity with technologies for remote, hybrid, and in-person instruction and consultations and social media best practices.
  • Typical Hiring Range $76,075.37 - $104,562.23 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: University Libraries Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: 9:00am-6:00pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S011632 Job Open Date: 11/04/2022 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.

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  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
  • Yes, I have successfully completed my IEP
  • No, I have not completed my IEP
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