Brown University — Program Coordinator

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator for the Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC) will focus on programming for undergraduate students by collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enhance Brown’s excellence through equity and justice. The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and stewarding existing BCSC programs that increase awareness of Center programming, resources, professional team members, and history.

Additionally, this role in supporting and collaborating with the Assistant Director will connect curricular and co-curricular learning for all BCSC undergraduate students. This role educates the campus community, institution and division leaders advocating for the academic and social needs of students of color, and facilitates opportunities for intellectual and personal community building in support of Brown’s and the Division of Campus Life’s mission.

The Program Coordinator provides significant content and logistical support for the Third World Transition Program (TWTP) and the Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) Program. The Program Coordinator manages Center events, multimedia, and assists in coordinating BCSC administrative operations and center events.

This role is essential in providing central front desk office management including recruiting, hiring, training, and mentoring of hourly student staff, supporting the BCSC Center-wide operational and administrative needs, and ensuring the Center is open and operating efficiently during all University business hours.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 1 or 2 years of related experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in an academic setting is strongly preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Understanding of Brown’s curricular philosophy is preferred.
  • Understanding of issues of social justice, especially in regards to race and ethnicity and how they intersect with other social identities (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, class).
  • Exceptional event planning or program development experience preferred.
  • Experience supervising students is preferred. Ability to coordinate the work of others necessary.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer aptitude for learning new software and problem solving required. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets required.
  • Flexible to change and interruptions, manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • Ability to work weekend and evening events.

Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Additional Information: Please submit a cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

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Job Posting Title:
Program Coordinator

Brown Center for Students of Color

Grade 9

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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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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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