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Assistant Director of National Fellowships

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement


University of Notre Dame

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Position Description

The Assistant Director of National Fellowships in the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) will be part of the leadership team for a dynamic team of professionals who inspire and enable Notre Dame undergraduates to pursue transformative and impactful scholarly engagement experiences, including undergraduate research and applications for national fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholarship, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and the Truman Scholarship.The Assistant Director will report to the Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE.


The Assistant Director’s primary responsibility will be overseeing CUSE’s national fellowships initiative. The Assistant Director will lead the team that identifies, recruits, mentors, prepares, and otherwise supports potential fellowship applicants, which will include supervision of the National Fellowships Program Coordinator. The Assistant Director will also implement innovative recruitment strategies; undertake campus outreach; enhance fellowships administrative procedures and advising plans; cultivate additional participation and collaboration with faculty, academic programs, and departments; and critically assess the performance of the national fellowships initiative.

Application Information

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Institution Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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Contact Information

Please direct questions to Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director of CUSE,, 574-631-0372.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience with fellowships advising.
  • The successful candidate must be able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision, which will involve excellent organizational and time management skills along with the ability to consistently meet deadlines and strategically prioritize time-sensitive tasks.
  • The successful candidate must also possess the ability to effectively engage with a variety of constituencies, including students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, fellowships program officers, and benefactors.
  • In addition, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate must be willing and able to contribute to a collegial, collaborative, and dynamic work environment.
  • The ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality is vital.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the Google Apps suite is also necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree and three years of experience with fellowships advising.
  • Recipient of national fellowship.
  • Proven record of successful national fellowships outcomes.
  • Supervisory experience.