Brown University — Assistant Director, Global Brown Center for International Students

Job Description:

The Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) emerged as a result of recommendations made to the Provost by the International Student Advisory Board in 2017. The GBC was established with two interconnected goals: to create a space for of belonging for internationally identified communities on campus and to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in critical thinking and learning on international / global issues in order cultivate a more inclusive environment and catalyze globally minded positive change at Brown University and beyond. Utilizing frameworks of international identity as it intersects with other lived experiences (such as race, class, gender, ability, military status, religious affiliation, etc.) and intercultural practices, the Center’s programs, initiatives, events, and workshops seek to cultivate student success, critically engage with and counter US-centricity, and build robust community partnerships.

The Assistant Director for the Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) will focus on undergraduate, graduate, and medical international student engagement by providing administrative leadership and program management related to student services and programs at the GBC, while cultivating an environment that centers the needs of internationally identified students at the intersection of their lived experiences. The Assistant Director manages the International Mentoring Program (IMP), leads the planning and implementation of International Orientation, conducts a comprehensive evaluation of international students’ transition to Brown, and implements programming initiatives based on best practices and student feedback. The Assistant Director collaborates with students, faculty, and colleagues to create opportunities for undergraduate students to connect their curricular and co-curricular learning for all undergraduate internationally identified students. The Assistant Director will also collaborate with campus stakeholders to develop asset-based training and intersectional programs in order to cultivate a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of diverse populations, with specific attention to international student communities. These trainings and programs will promote cross-center collaboration and will support the work of Campus Life.

Job Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Three years related experience required, preferably in a college environment. Strong preference for experience in the following fields: Student Development, International Education, Higher Education, Intercultural competency and/or communication, International Affairs or Politics, Social Justice Education, or related field.
  • Experience managing student staff and/or professional staff is required.
  • Project management skills and proven examples of sustainable successful event management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues of social justice.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitation, including an understanding of group dynamics and leadership development.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Ability to take initiative and to offer creative solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to collaborate and consult with multiple campus constituents, including but not limited to: senior-level administrators, faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.
  • Demonstrated experience advising, supporting, mentoring, and/or advocating for students and student initiatives.
  • Effective organizational, administrative and time management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility to evolve with changing university and campus life needs, goals and policies.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, data management, and spreadsheets. Graphic design skill is a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including multiple nights and weekends as needed.
  • Conflict management skills are a plus.
  • Understanding of issues of global impact and international student concerns is a plus.

Job Competencies

  • Experience living, working, or studying outside one’s native culture is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with colleagues to see a project through from start to finish.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of a language other than English is preferred
  • Knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications; familiarity with web editing software, video editing, or graphic design software is a plus.

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 resume and 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:
Assistant Director, Global Brown Center for International Students

Global Brown Center for International Students

Grade 10

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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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