Job Description: The Program Director for the First-Generation College and Low-Income (FLI) Student Center plays a critical role in cultivating an inclusive and welcoming campus community with particular attention to the needs and concerns of first-generation, low income, and undocumented/DACA students. The Program Director manages the centerâ??s programs and operations, as well as supervises student staff (paid and volunteer) who assist with the development and implementation of the FLI Centerâ??s services and events. The Program Director provides leadership to create a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity with particular attention to first-generation and low-income student issues. The Program Director provides this leadership with attention to emerging first-generation, low-income, and undocumented/DACA issues and best practices in student services on college campuses. The Program Director serves as a visible resource and advocate for the entire Brown community regarding issues of first generation, low-income, and undocumented/DACA students. The Program Director works in close partnership with colleagues in the Office of the Dean of the College.
- Required: Bachelorâ??s degree in related field (e.g., Education, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology)
- Preferred: Masterâ??s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Education, or other related field
- A minimum of a bachelorâ??s degree in a related field plus 3-5 years related experience working with first-gen, low-income, and/or undocumented/DACA student issues, preferably in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in higher education preferred.
- Demonstrated experience and success working in a multicultural environment with a clear understanding of the issues of diversity and inclusion in both student and workplace settings required.
- Excellent written and oral skills required.
- Flexibility to evolve with a dynamic student affairs environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty.
- An understanding of assessment techniques used within a student program preferred.
- Experience in the following preferred: training facilitation, policy development, event planning, advising and/or supervising students, and web and print communications.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including events and weekends as needed.
- Understanding of issues of diversity, especially issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and how they intersect with other markers of identity.
- Understanding and appreciation of Brownâ??s curricular philosophy and demonstrated ability to both support student initiative and to encourage more inclusive community and leadership development.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, collaborate and consult effectively, and be a creative problem solver.
- Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills required.
Background Check: Criminal
Recruiting Start Date:2016-12-06-08:00
Job Posting Title:Program Director of First Generation College and Low Income Students
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
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