Brown University — Student Life Coordinator, Pre-College Programs

Job Description:

Brown University’s Pre-College Program is a leader in the field of higher education institutions that provide rigorous academic opportunities to students. These programs offer students an opportunity to study a wide range of liberal arts subjects that reflect the breadth of Brown’s undergraduate open curriculum while strengthening their connection to a robust community of peer scholars from around the world. Students develop personal and social skills that are critical to success in the college setting and get a feel for what college life is like – the responsibility, the freedom, and the new friendships.

The Pre-College Student Life Coordinator is a member of the Student Life team within the Division of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs that is dedicated to ensuring a supportive, challenging, inclusive, and equitable living and learning environment for program participants (ages 14-18 years old) over the course of the summer who hail from all fifty US states and over 70 countries.

Each summer, the Division hires over 250 Pre-College Student Life seasonal staff to support students living residentially while they take classes in the pre-college programs. Staffing includes graduate students studying Student Affairs, Counseling, or other relevant subjects and college-aged students who attend a range of higher education institutions across the country. These positions support housing operations and safety, programming both in and out of the residence halls, as well as creating a living-learning community for all residents. In addition, a small number of staff work remotely to support online programming.

Each week the Pre-College programs are in session, there are between 700-2600 Pre-College students on campus. When not in class, completing out-of-class work, eating, or sleeping, Pre-College students have significant freedom to determine how they want to spend their time. The Student Life team develops a significant roster of programming to support developmentally-appropriate growth and learning among this population. That programming includes activities that occur within the residence halls, campus-wide activities available to all students currently in attendance, as well as off-campus excursions. The Student Life Coordinator must ensure that all of the administrative tasks are completed accurately, successfully, and in a timely manner, as its critical to the success of summer programming.

The planning for and the implementation of the Pre-College programs is both fast-moving and fluid. The division’s shared goals of safety, support, and excellent learning mean that each staff member plays a critical role in the success of the programs. This success includes timely, effective, and supportive responses to the needs of staff, students, and families.

Reporting to the Director of Pre-College Student Life, the Pre-College Student Life Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and operational logistics of the Student Life team. From September – May, the primary focus of the position is to provide administrative support for the creation of educational workshops, residential programming, and community-building events and the hiring of more than 250 seasonal staff members who supervise and care for the young people living on Brown’s campus. During the summer months, the primary focus of the position is to assist with Student Life operational support on-campus, including supply management,  time tracking and reporting, and providing payroll support for seasonal staff while contributing to a high level of customer service for the students, parents, and families who interact with all members of the Pre-College Student Life team.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Serve as Workday HR Coordinator for Pre-College Student Life seasonal staff. Provide support for the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of Pre-College Student Life seasonal staff. 30%
  • Support the facilitation of student development and engagement opportunities for Pre-College students. 15 %
  • Ensure a comprehensive and consistent program of support and accountability for seasonal staff during their employment. 25  %
  • While programs are in session, contribute to the ongoing delivery, quality, and strategic development of various administrative processes and student support initiatives to foster a seamless, welcoming, and safe experience for participants. 30 %

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience using Workday is preferred but not required.
  • Customer service experience, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Excellent oral communication proficiency; exceptional English language skills, bilingual a plus but not required.
  • Strong computing abilities, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps for Education and basic technology troubleshooting experience required.
  • Demonstrated success in data management and/or project management strongly preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills; must be able to interact effectively with a wide range of University constituents, both internal and external, and a high degree of tact and discretion is required to deal with confidential candidate/staff information.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment while meeting established deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft, Google, spreadsheets, calendar management, project management tools, and web-based platforms.
  • Team-oriented, professional, collaborative and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize multiple competing priorities effectively
  • Understanding of and appreciation for issues and values related to diversity and inclusion in a workplace and academic setting.

*Please NOTE: A complete application includes a cover letter & resume.* 

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

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Job Posting Title:
Student Life Coordinator, Pre-College Programs

Pre-College & Undergraduate Programs

Grade 8

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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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