Brown University — Program Coordinator, Global Brown Center

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 Program Coordinator for the Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) will work closely with the Assistant Director to provide programmatic and administrative support to international students, programmatic outreach, and other initiatives focused on community-building, navigating campus resources, and identity development. The Program Coordinator will co-coordinate International Orientation, manage the Center’s spaces and web presence, and implement programming initiatives based on best practices and student feedback.

The Program Coordinator is the primary staff member responsible for planning and implementing outreach, communication, and engagement activities for internationally-affiliated individuals who are part of the University community. The Program Coordinator will focus on programming for international students by collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Program Coordinator will provide support to the recruitment, hiring, training, and mentoring of student staff, supporting the GBC center-wide operational, administrative, and communication needs, and ensuring the Center is open and operating efficiently during business hours. The position requires significant collaboration with other centers, academic departments, the College, and other units in the university that support the holistic success of international students.

Job Qualifications 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Education, International Relations, Ethnic Studies, Sociology) required.
  • Experience working with historically disenfranchised communities, particularly international college students in an academic setting.
  • 1-3 years of experience with: program development and implementation; workshop/training development and facilitation; and advisory and programmatic support to students and student organizations.

Job Competencies

  • Experience living, working, or studying outside one’s native culture is preferred.
  • Knowledge of intersectional approaches to student success for international college students.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Working knowledge and expertise on issues impacting international students in the United States.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Ability to develop and implement programs and initiatives.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Brown’s educational mission and overall student experience.
  • 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.
  • Prior experience in coordinating and developing programs with a focus on peer mentorship.
  • Experience with workshop, training development, and facilitation.

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.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Program Coordinator, Global Brown Center

Global Brown Center for International Students

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

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.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions you may contact

EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

Apply Now:–Global-Brown-Center_REQ184576-1