As a core member of the Academic Engagement Unit, the Assistant Director will manage implementation of a portfolio of academic engagement programs offered through the Swearer Center for Public Service. The position will have primary responsibility for the management and continued development of the Centerâ™s study away programs, including the Brown in Washington program, the new Brown in Tulsa program, and other other off-campus community-based learning experiences. The Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring the integrity and rigor of the curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning dimensions of relevant programs; developing outreach and recruitment strategies and managing application processes; and supporting documentation, assessment, and communications functions related to the programs. The Assistant Director will also work with Swearer Center and other university colleagues to cultivate and sustain strategic partnerships internal and external to Brown. The position will involve mentoring and advising students and supervising student employees and occasional consultants. Responsibilities to include:
Work with Program Managers, Associate Directors, Directors, and Swearer Center advisory committees to develop overall vision and strategic plan for community-engaged and public service study away programs.
Work with Career Lab and other units on and off campus to identify and cultivate internship sites and placements; develop and cultivate relationships with strategically aligned host organizations.
Advise students in the internship placement process and supervise students during their internship experiences, including through support of experiential learning courses .
Work with Swearer Center and other university partners to develop and execute outreach, recruiting, and communications strategies.
Contribute to assessment and evaluation projects aimed at program improvement.
Serve as spokesperson for relevant programs and initiatives to internal and external audiences.
As a key member of the Academic Engagement unit, work with staff, faculty, students, and community members to implement, scale, and continuously improve academic engagement programs sponsored by the Swearer Center.
Work with Swearer Center senior leadership and other Brown offices in the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of important strategic partnerships (internal and external to Brown) for study away and other community-engaged scholarship programs.
Develop and implement processes for identifying and recruiting alumni, practitioners, and other experts to participate in study away and other community-engaged scholarship programs.
Management of complex partnerships with Brown and non-Brown stakeholders and organizations.
Oversight of programs that will involve 50+ students per year enrolled in off-campus programs.
BA; graduate degree in related field preferred
5-7 years of progressive experience in program management in higher education or public sector context, including experience with program design and implementation; partnership development; development of curricula; fundraising; and documentation of activities and impacts.
Solid understanding of Brownâ™s culture and educational philosophy
Understanding of cultural and institutional dynamics of Washington, D.C, Providence and Rhode Island, and ability to transfer those understandings to new contexts and places.
Track record of collaboration and/or community engagement with highly diverse sets of stakeholders.
Intellectually curious, dynamic, and entrepreneurial.
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.
Demonstrable skills and experience in facilitation, creative approaches to problem-solving, and student advising.
Ability to work evening and weekend events/programs and to travel to program sites on a regular basis.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Assistant Director, Academic Engagement
Global and Community Engagement
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