Job Title: Student Ambassador – Fellowships
Help fellow students achieve their dreams! We seek applicants with experience and passion in peer mentorship, especially as it relates to supporting fellow students in working toward their career dreams through national fellowships.
What are fellowships?
Fellowships are short-term opportunities (3 months to 2 years) that focus on professional development. They are sponsored by organizations seeking to expand leadership in their field. St. Kate’s is currently focused on developing supportive advising for Fulbright, Truman, Gilman, Newman, and Phi Kappa Phi awards.
Different fellowships call for different qualities, but all want to see that students or alumni are committed to a cause and are driven to improve themselves professionally in order to make an impact. Fellowships connect students or alumni to a network of high-impact professionals and many offer generous compensation.
The ideal applicant possesses wide-ranging intellectual curiosity, a commitment to building an inclusive fellowships culture, and the ability to work with a diverse population of high-potential students and alumni.
The Fellowships Student Ambassador will work 5-8 hours a week. This is currently a remote position with flexibility as it pertains to hours worked.
Major Job Duties:
- Create and distribute student-directed recruitment information among undergraduate and graduate students about nationally competitive awards and fellowships
- Support potential candidates in navigating the complex application processes for fellowships
- Assist students in connecting to high-impact practices that increase their chances of candidacy for fellowships, such as Summer Scholars, AMP, Community Leaders, Global Studies, and the Antonian Honors program
- Exercise good judgement and discretion with student information
- Build and maintain relationships with students – both undergraduate and graduate – across the university to identify and support potential candidates
- Assist Director and Fellowships Advisor with:
– Support in coordinating events and group workshops
– Running internal selection/review process
– Scheduling committee meetings, candidate interviews
– Communicating out deadlines and key dates for fellowship applications
- Present to student orgs and/or classes about fellowship opportunities.
- Track records of fellowship candidates progress & outcomes.
- 1-2 years of college-level writing
- Interest in learning about Fulbright, Truman, Newman, PKP missions & selection criteria
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Strong oral communication skills
- Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
- Open and collaborative mindset
- Familiarity with the creation and maintenance of social media content
- Familiarity with Google Suite (Forms, Sheets, Docs)
- Experience in 2 of 5 activities within the Office of Scholarly Engagement: Global Studies, Community Work & Learning, Antonian Honors, Fellowships, and/or Summer Scholars
- Experience as a peer mentor
- Experience providing effective feedback on student writing
- Demonstrated experience creating an inclusive peer culture
- Strong intercultural communication skills
- Confident in social media creation & maintenance
- Confident in Google Suite skills
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply with a resume and cover letter. Both documents must be uploaded to your Handshake account before the system will allow you to apply. Make sure both have your name on them. If you would like help creating any of these documents, or you would like a professional to review them, contact St. Kate’s Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Career Development is also who you see if you experience issues using Handshake. Individuals with a disability who believe they many need any reasonable accommodations should contact the O’Neill Center for initial review.