Brown University — Career Network Coordinator

Job Description:

The Career Network Coordinator is a critical contributor to the Career and Life Design team in Alumni Relations and plays an integral role in supporting career connections between Brown students and alums.

The Career and Life Design team has a primary focus on creating student-alumni career connections. The centerpiece of this program is an online platform that will build communities for Brown constituents. In close collaboration with the Dean of the College, CareerLAB/BrownConnect, and the Alumni Relations and Development offices, the Coordinator will support coordination and implementation of a student-alumni career program to ensure a positive experience for all participants.

This position will have responsibility for various aspects of outreach, operations, and program implementation. The incumbent’s work will directly enable the development, maintenance, and growth of a network of Brown alumni, parents, family, and friends who give time, talent, and expertise to students through career-oriented engagement. Additional responsibilities, including communications and event-planning elements such as budgeting, registration, deadlines, and logistics will help facilitate a dynamic program, offering an engagement continuum for lifelong involvement and investment in Brown. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of Career and Life Design, and collaborators across campus, to market programs to students and alumni, develop user experience guides, manage communications, and codify informative data to aid the team in building, measuring, and planning alumni engagement.

This individual should be a creative self-starter with the ability to juggle many tasks at once and must possess superior people skills. The incumbent must be extremely detail-oriented and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest standards. The candidate should have proven project management skills, and technology proficiency, should be a good listener and be a strong relationship builder. The incumbent should possess an enthusiastic, positive, can-do attitude with a creative and innovative approach to work.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated experience and success in project coordination and event planning.
  • Working knowledge of the Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, electronic mail and calendars, mainframe, and internet/HTML that support high-level fundraising.
  • Administrative experience with job boards and career/networking/mentoring platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education or non-profit setting.
  • Direct experience with volunteer management and knowledge of Brown University.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines.
  • Comfort in dealing with a wide range of University constituencies.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent professional and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to working in a team environment is essential.
  • Given the nature of the work and the high level of most of the members of the constituency, a high level of integrity, tact, and discretion is required to deal with confidential donor/prospect information.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a related field such as development, customer relations, career programming or advising, event planning, and support, etc.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Career Network Coordinator

Alumni Relations

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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