Fellows Positions

The Wake Forest Fellows Program is a year-long position as a full-time staff member in one of many university departments. All Wake Forest seniors, who are in good standing with the University, are eligible to apply to the program with a start date beginning the summer after their graduation date. During the application process, applicants are asked to signify which office(s) they are interested in. A committee will review application materials, schedule interviews, and place the selected Fellows into appropriate offices based on a variety of factors including interest, previous experience, and skill level.

  • Office of Campus Life

    Summary: Assists the Vice President on a broad range of special projects during this one-year fellowship position. Also assists the Director of Campus Wellbeing with projects related to the wellbeing initiative.

    Essential Functions:

    • Researches, analyzes, and/or studies information affecting various projects and events as assigned by the Vice President’s Office.
    • Assists the Director of Campus Wellbeing with the design, implementation, and assessment of an innovative, campus-wide initiative to advance wellbeing for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space for the division.
    • Works closely with the technical team and cross-functional teams to develop and maintain a strong online presence for the division.
    • Represents the Vice President on various committees and student groups to be determined such as the Students Activity Fee Advisory Committee and Greek Advisory Councils.
    • Serves as the Division of Campus Life’s liaison to various university constituents: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
    • Coordinates planning and implementation of Division of Campus Life events including retreats, conferences, and meetings.  Assists with logistics of these projects as designated.
    • Works with various Campus Life staff on strategic planning initiatives.
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Dimensions By the Month Campaign as part of the Office of Wellbeing.
    • Manage the social media outlets, marketing and communications plans for the Office of Wellbeing.
    • Facilitate student-facing prevention programs.
    • Identify and facilitate student engagement opportunities, and serve as a liaison to partner offices on projects as directed.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Office of Information Systems

    Summary: The Information Systems Fellow is engaged primarily in projects supporting innovation in academic technology and key projects outlined in the department’s strategic roadmap.  The Fellow is a member of the department’s leadership team which includes the CIO and directors.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serves as the Information Systems liaison to various university constituents: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
    • Offers recommendations and develops strategies for continual improvement to IT services for the campus.
    • Researches, analyzes, and/or studies information affecting various projects and events.
    • Drafts various documents including presentations and proposals.
    • Coordinates special projects on behalf of the Information Systems. Assists with logistics of these projects as designated.
    • Responds to routine inquiries as delegated by the Associate Provost for Information Systems.
    • Engages with strategic academic and corporate IT partners .
    • Engages with and provides staff support to key university IT governance structures including the Committee on Information Technology (CIT), the Partners Council and the IT Executive Committee (ITEC).
    • Facilitates student, faculty and staff adoption of technologies supportive of the teaching and learning environment.
    • Establishes appropriate feedback mechanisms for IS to augment existing structures such as the Student Tech Council and survey instruments.
    • Develops specific competencies relative to IT Service Management (ITSM)
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Office of the Dean of the College

    Summary: The Office of the Dean of the College serves Wake Forest students and faculty through a variety of outlets that include: the Office of Academic Advising, the Scholars’ Office, which includes the Magnolia Scholars Program; Student-Faculty Academic Initiatives; Academic Planning; and Faculty Governance and Development. The Fellow will assist the office through a broad range of special projects which emphasize collaboration, leadership, and research. The Fellow will assist the creative development of programs, materials, and websites, those efforts highlighting student-faculty engagement, undergraduate scholarly and creative activities, and the Teacher-Scholar ideal. Fellows gain insight into the day-to-day operations of Wake Forest College, while providing the perspective of a recent graduate.  Some examples of past and continuing Fellows projects include: Forestry 101; #WFUTaughtMe campaign; Big Campus Connect; best practices research; and creative maintenance and ideation for websites including the university teaching website, Wake Washington, staffing the curriculum best practices task force, organizing the Deans’ Gala, implementing college-wide majors day events, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program. A focal initiative for the 2017-2018 year will be to assist with assessment and development of the new FYE 101 course (“The College Transition”), as well as analysis of retention data being collected through a new survey implemented in ’16-17.
    Essential Functions:

    • Serves as a member of the Office of the Dean of the College and liaisons between the Office and several critical constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and other fellows
    • Crafts and markets careful, polished, written exegeses, documents, reports, and other materials regarding internal office policies and practices, reviews and assessments, descriptions and explanations of opportunities available to faculty and students
    • Creates and completes purposeful assignments by taking initiative for collection of data and use of DOC human and statistical resources
    • Plays a significant role in creating, updating, and reviewing websites and web pages that represent key features of the College
    • Coordinates and collaborates with various other offices and constituents as appropriate
    • Researches, analyzes, and studies information affecting special projects, programs, and assignments and presents information as appropriate
    • Assists in planning and execution of new student summer registration; serves an advisory role and assists in the execution of new student and transfer student orientation
    • Supports the dean by staffing the curriculum best practices task force, serves as back up editor for the Dean’s Office Digest, organizes the annual Deans’ Gala and implements an annual Major’s Day celebration.
    • As a member of the Fellows Program, attends events and professional development sessions; works with a mentor to develop job and profession-related skills; and represents the University at both internal and external events
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Office of Personal and Career Development

    Summary: Working under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President, Career Development and Corporate Engagement and the Assistant Director, Career Education and Coaching, will assist OPCD staff with a variety of strategic and tactical projects during this one-year fellowship position.

    Essential Functions:

    • Generate awareness and positive perceptions of OPCD among students, student leaders and organizations through targeted outreach and tailored communication.
    • Assist members of the CEC team by continuing focus on internships and first-year experiences, building partnerships across campus, supporting revision of existing and creation of new career education materials in print and online.
    • Assist with the coordination of projects including Orientation, as well as special projects assigned by the Associate Vice President, Career Development and Corporate Engagement.
    • In collaboration with marketing staff, assist with marketing campaigns and community engagement for first year students via content creation and tracking on OPCD website and social media properties, including WFU Career Connectors (LinkedIn), Rethinking Success (LinkedIn), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
    • Provide support for special events, projects and courses within various OPCD departments depending on Fellow’s interests and office needs as determined by the VP.
    • Represent the Office of Personal and Career Development as well as the university in a positive and professional manner to all stakeholders – students, alumni, parents, administration, and internal/external collaborators.
  • Office of the President

    Summary:  Serves as an aide to the Office of the President, working on a broad spectrum of specific initiatives and coordinating special projects requiring interaction with all facets of the University, as a representative of the President’s Office.  Assists in communication and interaction with various external constituencies.  Serves as a liaison between the President’s Office and other university offices as needed for specific projects.

    Essential Functions:

    • Creates and implements opportunities for the President to engage with students, staff, and others within the Wake Forest University community.
    • Serves as a liaison between the President’s Office and other university departments and offices as needed for specific timely projects.
    • Researches and analyzes issues in higher education and advises President’s Office or other senior administrators on findings, as needed.
    • Represents President’s Office on various university committees as appropriate.
    • Collaborates with senior administrators and departments to coordinate special projects.
    • Assists President’s Office in communication and interaction with various external constituencies, including but not limited to attendance at meetings, written correspondence, participation at special events, etc.
    • Researches and drafts letters and correspondence, speeches and remarks, presentations, and other written materials as needed.
    • Serves as webmaster for President’s Office website and liaison with Office of Communications and External Relations regarding website priorities for the President’s Office.
    • Coordinates special projects and assists with unforeseen priorities as appropriate and as needed.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Office of the Provost

    Summary: Working under general supervision, assists the Provost, Vice Provost, Associate Provosts and Assistant Provosts with a broad range of special projects during this one-year fellowship position.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serves as the Office of the Provost’s liaison to various University constituents: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
    • Researches, analyzes, and/or studies information affecting various projects and events.
    • Drafts grant proposals and other documents.
    • Coordinates special projects on behalf of the Office of the Provost. Assists with logistics of projects as designated.
    • Assists with webpage communications and updates.
    • Represents the Office of the Provost on committees and to student organizations as assigned.
    • Responds to routine inquiries as delegated by the Office of the Provost.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Implements procurement policies and procedures to reflect best practices.
    • Assists Event & Project Manager with special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Wake Downtown

    Summary:  Serves as an aide to the biomedical sciences and engineering programs of Wake Downtown, working on a broad spectrum of specific initiatives and coordinating special projects requiring interaction with Division V faculty, university staff and administrators, and current and prospective students of the programs.  Serves as a liaison between Wake Downtown and other university offices, departments and the community.

    Essential Functions:

    • Collaborates with School of Medicine on program development, projects, and shared services as assigned.
    • Serves as the Wake Downtown liaison to various university constituents including but not limited to faculty, staff, students and community members.
    • Interfaces with anchor academic programs and faculty in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (anchor programs include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Engineering, and Medicinal Chemistry).
    • Supports development of additional Wake Downtown academic programs in the STEM field, potentially including but not limited to global public health and entrepreneurship.
    • Creates and implements opportunities for students, staff and faculty to engage with Wake Downtown programs through research opportunities, course development, and events.
    • Researches, analyzes, and/or studies information affecting various projects as they relate to Wake Downtown: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Wake Forest.
    • Coordinates special projects and assists with webpage and social media communications and updates to generate new attention to and interest in programs of Wake Downtown.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Summary: Because of the transition of the CEO position in 2017, the 2017-2018 Fellow will primarily work with the Senior Vice President of Business Services. The division of Business Services interacts with all facets of the Medical Center and has extensive contact with a wide group of external constituencies. Medical Center administration provides a unique opportunity for a recent graduate to learn about the complex and varied activities of an academic medical center. The Fellow provides a needed and welcomed perspective, and a set of critical and timely skills.

    Essential Functions:

    • Participate in transformation projects associated with helping the organization achieve a more cost effective care delivery model.
    • Engage in price competitive modeling of key services, evaluating market data and implementing changes as we develop more consumer-centric care models and programs.
    • Collaborate with senior administrators and departments to coordinate special projects and other issues.
    • Assist in communication and interaction with various external constituencies, including but not limited to attendance at meetings, written correspondence, participation at special events, etc.
    • Coordinate special projects and assist with unforeseen priorities as appropriate and as needed.