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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR II

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR II
Long Classification Title EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR II
Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH University Fellowships Office [UAUFEL]
Summary of Position

Job Description: Position will partner with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of National Fellowships, which supports undergraduates, recent alumni, and graduate students (50%), and the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research (50%), which provides resources and support for undergraduates conducting independent research.

The primary responsibilities for this position include: providing comprehensive advising support to undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all colleges in identifying and applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships and independently managing the university-wide Undergraduate Research Conference through which students from across all colleges in the university present research, scholarly, and creative projects.

Secondary responsibilities include advising students on how to utilize University and external resources to develop a challenging and dynamic academic and professional trajectory.

Approximately 50% of the appointment is dedicated to the work of the Office of National Fellowships. The position provides guidance and advising to students who are preparing to apply to prestigious national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities. This position will independently administer a discrete suite of assigned scholarship opportunities and will be responsible for autonomously creating and implementing a recruiting and development strategy to identify applicants and support them through the application process.

This support requires assessing student interests, strengths, potential, and professional trajectory and advising students on identifying and preparing for relevant fellowship opportunities. This individual will independently facilitate workshops and information sessions to explain to students the benefits derived from and the value of the scholarship application process, specific eligibility requirements, and factors that influence competitiveness; and assist students through the scholarship application process by providing critical feedback on application essays, personal statements and research proposals. This editorial support will involve pre-writing consultations about writing genres, content choice, and how to emphasize fit between the applicant’s skill set and the scholarship criteria; close reading of application materials; and feedback about organization, background, project feasibility, key questions, hypothesis development, methodology, and resources; and in-depth discussion of strategies for highlighting the applicant’s strengths, skills, and qualifications. Excellent writing and editing skills are necessary.

For the Hamel Center (50%), this position will supervise the planning, organization, publicizing, and administration of the annual, University-wide Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), a two-week spring event showcasing students’ research, scholarly, and creative projects in over 20 professional and artistic venues at UNH’s Durham and Manchester campuses. This individual will develop the URC calendar; schedule, plan and facilitate the URC Planning Committee meetings; serve as a liaison between event coordinators and campus units; develop and implement an advertising and promotion campaign in collaboration with UNH’s office of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA); work with CPA to design, proof and produce the 60-page program booklet; assume responsibility for all logistical aspects of planning and implementing the multi-disciplinary All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium; maintain and update the URC website; monitor the URC registration portal; maintain the URC registration database; compile event participation data for analysis and evaluation of URC events; and engage in quality improvements of the URC.

Additional Job Information
Posting Number/Job Order # PS0415FY17
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 2 years
Other minimum qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience with fellowships or academic advising and/or related work assisting in planning, organizing and coordinating educational programs
• Familiarity with the range of competitive scholarship opportunities, such as Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, Boren, Rhodes, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Program, Gilman, etc.
• Experience with conference or event planning
• Advanced computer skills, including Windows suite
• Superb written and oral communication skills
• Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities/projects concurrently
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public
• Experience in marketing or familiarity with promoting opportunities through various avenues including social media

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in an academic discipline;
• Experience working with high-achieving college students;
• Familiarity with academic research;
• Web page design and database programs;
• Project management experience.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26385
Percent Time Information (FTE) 91%
Grade 18
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Posting Details

Posting Date 05/16/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
Equipment/Instruments
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Duty/Responsibility

(Fellowships) Partner with the Office of National Fellowships to provide individual advising for students. Independently plan and implement information sessions on specific scholarships. Use strong judgement skills to help students evaluate eligibility and competitiveness for specific scholarship opportunities. Assist applicants through the scholarship application process by providing critical feedback on application essays, personal statements and research proposals. Hold pre-writing consultations about writing genres, content choice, and how to emphasize fit between the applicant’s skill set and the scholarship criteria. Offer close reading of application materials to provide feedback about organization, background, project feasibility, key questions, hypothesis development, methodology, and resources. Engage students in discussion of strategies for highlighting the applicant’s strengths, skills, and qualifications.

Duty/Responsibility

(Fellowships) This individual will be assigned a discrete suite of scholarships. Design and implement a strategy for recruiting applicants and publicizing these opportunities. Facilitate workshops and information sessions and visit targeted classes. Identify potential applicants for directed mailings. Coordinate and lead workshops and information sessions with the purpose of explaining to students the benefits derived from and the value of the scholarship application process, eligibility requirements, and factors that influence competitiveness.

Duty/Responsibility

(Fellowships) Coordinate nomination and interview committees. Identify faculty and staff with relevant expertise to review applications for specific scholarships, communicate scholarship foundation criteria and internal nomination procedures, and coordinate those committee meetings.

Duty/Responsibility

(Hamel Center) Maintain and update URC website; monitor URC registration portal; maintain URC registration database; compile event participation data for analysis and evaluation of URC events

Duty/Responsibility

(Fellowships) Help publicize scholarships through coordination of outreach activities to faculty, staff, and university offices. Publicize successful applicants in cooperation with colleges and Communication and Public Affairs.

Duty/Responsibility

(Hamel Center) Work autonomously to develop URC calendar; schedule, plan, and facilitate URC Planning Committee meetings; develop and implement advertising and promotion campaign for URC.

Duty/Responsibility

(Hamel Center) Independently develop and implement event planning for multi-disciplinary Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents