UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range of $51,000 - $57,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
Internal Number: 84221
NCA seeks a full-time Assistant Director. This is a 3-year position, with potential to become permanent, that reports to the NCA Director. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director to identify candidates, select nominees, and support applications for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. The successful candidate will eventually develop interests and expertise in managing specific awards, especially those with an international focus, as determined in consultation with the Director.
This position will offer flexibility for a hybrid work arrangement (approximately 60% in person/40% remote) for applicants with a residence within OH/IN/KY. Remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.
Advise students about scholarships and fellowships and help them identify the best options for their goals. Maintain detailed advising records.
Support students through their application processes by providing timely and constructive feedback on essays, CVs, and other application materials.
Coach applicants on professional development, including interview skills and requesting references. Provide feedback to faculty/staff on letters of recommendation.
Direct students toward key resources on campus and in the community that will support their development.
Collaborate with the Director to identify and recruit faculty and staff to serve on selection and review committees. Organize and facilitate the committees. Manage the process for notifying nominees. Draft nomination letters and forms.
Lead information sessions and in-class presentations to highlight award opportunities. Facilitate Fulbright Summer Boot Camp and contribute to creation of additional, group-based advising programs.
Design and record webinars and tutorials as well as other effective outreach materials. Develop programming with other offices to ensure the support and development of students at UC.
Collaborate with NCA Graduate Assistant on means to publicize scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students and faculty. Work with Graduate Assistant and UC news writers to publicize award outcomes.
Assist the Director in developing and maintaining relationships with foundations and fellowship providers. Participate in the National Association of Fellowship Advisors. Build and maintain relationships with NCA alumni.
Collect, analyze, and present office data. Propose new programming, additional awards, or other ways for NCA to help students.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Three (3) years of relevant higher education experience. Relevant experience may include: fellowship advising; higher education teaching and/or research; writing center or writing support work; student-facing work in an honors program, international office, or undergraduate research office.
Post-baccalaureate research or teaching experience abroad, especially with the support of a nationally competitive award, may be substituted for one year of professional experience.
Superb writing and presentation skills. Ability to provide feedback on others’ writing.
Ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Knowledge of major fellowships.
Prior experience with grant writing/proposal writing.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
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About the Department
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards supports UC undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni interested in applying for major external fellowships. NCA fosters the intellectual and personal development of UC’s student-scholars by facilitating a rewarding application process that encourages them to engage in rigorous self-reflection, cultivate strong writing practices, and define meaningful connections among their perso...nal commitments, academic pursuits, and future goals. This office administers UC’s nomination processes for awards like Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and Goldwater; it also provides support for major awards that do not require endorsement. The University of Cincinnati is a public, Carnegie Research I university serving 47,000 students.