This position will have primary responsibility for the overall leadership, management, and growth of:
1) faculty engagement in Swearer Center programs and activities and in the engaged scholarship initiative of the University. The Assistant Dean is responsible for creating faculty fluency, appreciation for, and participation in engaged scholarship pedagogy, research, and service. The Assistant Dean is responsible for faculty engagement strategy and development, outreach to faculty and departments, and evaluation and communication strategies related to engaged scholarship.
2) research, evaluation and assessment associated with the work of the Center. The Assistant Dean is responsible for creating a research, evaluation and assessment strategy for the Center that supports community-based research, internal assessment and program evaluation, and scholarly research in the field of community engagement and social innovation.
3) an international field building initiative in community engagement and social innovation. The Assistant Dean is responsible for facilitating the ongoing work of the field building initiative including relationships with key field organizations, convenings, and publications.
4) decanal duties.
As a member of the Swearer Center Senior Staff, the Assistant Dean represents the Center to internal and external stakeholders; supervises junior staff; and may take on additional roles as the Center continues to grow and evolve. Additionally, the Assistant Dean will conduct portfolio-specific budget planning and forecasting and manage program budget; work with university leadership to develop and execute fundraising strategy for community-engaged scholarship programs for faculty, including proposals and reports; manage significant gifts and grants; serve as a spokesperson for community-engaged scholarship initiatives to internal and external audiences.
Faculty/Departmental Engagement - Leadership, Strategy, and Programs. â‹
Field- Building Initiative â‹
Research, Assessment, Evaluation â‹
Advises and mentors as Assistant Dean of the College
7-10 years experience in program management/leadership in higher education context, including experience and/or familiarity with faculty development, curriculum development, teaching, and research activities; staff supervision and development; team building and leadership; experience in the development and execution of strategy and organizational systems/processes, documentation, and assessment; very strong collaborative process skills.
Strong understanding of academic research and teaching/learning; communications skills and professional credibility to serve as primary advocate and spokesperson about community-engaged scholarship.
Strong understanding of community engagement scholarship and field ecosystem (key players, scholarly and professional networks, major conferences)
Track record of collaboration and/or community engagement with highly diverse sets of stakeholders.
Intellectually curious, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leader. Capable of thoughtfully identifying issues and opportunities, and articulating strategies to pursue them. Ability to prepare/discuss/debate complex issues in a clear manner.
Excellent written and oral communications skills; experience with proposal writing and grant management.
Team-oriented, inclusive consensus builder with strong interpersonal skills; experience synthesizing multiple ways of thinking and diverse approaches and nurturing strong communities of practice.
Ability to work evening and weekend events/programs.
Solid understanding of Brownâ™s culture and educational philosophy preferred; understanding of Providence and Rhode Island issues, organizational culture and dynamics preferred.
This is a fixed term position, with an end date of 1 year from hire â‹, with the possibility of renewal.
Background check - Criminal/Educational
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Director of Faculty Engagement and Research, Swearer Center, Assistant Dean of the College
Global and Community Engagement
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