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Administrative Fellowship Program

Mission

The mission of the Administrative Fellowship Program is to offer Campus Life staff opportunities for professional development by providing assistance in furthering their career goals, operational knowledge of other practice areas within higher education, a way to complete an interdisciplinary project, a means for developing concrete skills, and a process to foster collaboration among departments in Campus Life.

Structure

Each academic year, the Division of Campus Life will select a maximum of five new- to mid-level professionals for the fellowship. New professionals are defined as staff members in the first five years of employment after concluding their full-time education. Mid-level managers are defined as staff who have been in the field for five years or more and who possess management, supervision, or budgetary responsibilities. Fellowships are nine months long and conclude with a capstone project presentation. 

Fellows will:

  1. Receive mentorship from a member of the Senior Staff or Executive Leadership Team other than their supervisor.
  2. Interact (via interviews, shadowing, or practicums) with at least one department outside their own for a total of 20 hours. 
  3. Participate in at least six ECL Professional Development opportunities. Opportunities may include Hot Topics seminars, CLERGS (Employee Resources Groups) or CLERG educational programs, Senior Staff Professional Development, the New Professionals Program, and the Emory Higher Education Institute.
  4. Meet with program director (Sr. Director, Learning and Innovation) quarterly to discuss fellowship progress.
  5. Complete a capstone project that is a stretch assignment and can be completed in less than 9 months. The Capstone project must include deliverables that serve the mission of more than one department within Emory Campus Life.
  6. Deliver a presentation on the capstone project to Emory Campus Life. Mid-level managers will also be asked to evaluate their program and assess the ongoing viability for ECL (including costs, impact on strategic priorities, etc.).

Applications

Contact dona.yarbrough@emory.edu for more information.