Brown University — Assistant Director of Global Programs

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Global Partnerships and Programs, the Assistant Director of Global Programs will play a significant role in supporting Brown’s existing global programs and contributing to strategic planning to expand the University’s international goals and programs in the areas of faculty and student mobility programs, academic and research exchanges, and short-term professional training and experiential programs, in collaboration with Brown faculty and members of the Office of Global Engagement. The position holds primary responsibility for day-to-day management of institutional partnership relationships related to Brown-led and Brown exchange programs (e.g., Brown in France, Brown in Italy, Brown in Berlin, and exchange programs such as CUHK and Keio), advising for participating non-Brown and visiting students, developing marketing, recruitment and communications strategies, providing program development and enrollment management support, and administering assessment, evaluation and reporting of related activities in collaboration with resident staff.

The Assistant Director will work with the ​​Director of Global Partnerships and Programs and Senior Associate Dean for Study Abroad to design and implement effective enrollment strategies. The Assistant Director will help develop outreach and recruitment strategies aimed at non-Brown and visiting students, and develop and implement supporting documentation, assessment, and communications functions related to the programs. The position will involve advising participating non-Brown and visiting students and may involve supervising student (undergraduate and graduate) employees. This role will liaise with Brown academic departments, overseas partner universities, internship host sites, and other program related partners and faculty.

In this context, the incumbent works to support and promote the University’s global programs, ensure that the programs provide the highest standards of academic excellence and support services to students and faculty, increase access for students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in global opportunities, and help facilitate collaboration with resident staff, campus and overseas partners.


  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of progressive experiences in global operations, program and partnership management, including planning and development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Previous undergraduate student advising experience required.
  • Previous experience drafting, negotiating and helping to execute international partnership agreements preferred.
  • Proven intercultural competence through life experience, linguistic capacities and/or living abroad.
  • Proven ability to successfully build relationships and collaborate across a complex institution, including senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, diverse teams, and with external audiences from a range of backgrounds.
  • Excellent program planning and management, organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to manage priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, and process improvement skills.
  • Experience with assessment and database management.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for professional print and digital communications, including knowledge of content management systems for maintaining website content.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events, and to travel internationally.
  • Adaptability, initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team, managing priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Proven track record in furthering institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Assistant Director of Global Programs

International Partnerships & Programs

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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