Brown University — Graduate Program Coordinator

Job Description:

This position is responsible for coordinating and managing all activities of the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry Graduate Program (MCBGP), which is an interdepartmental program involving multiple departments at Brown University. Provides administrative, organizational, and financial coordination for the MCB Graduate Program. Serves as a primary point of contact for internal and external program constituencies. Constituencies include students, faculty, alumni, and visitors. Maintains the MCBGP website, manages all recruitment activities, manages the admissions process, manages the MCBGP weekly seminar series, manages all administrative systems and records for MCBGP, & provides overall support for the MCBGP. The program coordinator also provides support for training grants that support graduate training that originate from MCB; responsibilities include support for preparation of annual progress reports and competitive applications, and coordination of efforts to assess effectiveness of training initiatives including those to enhance mentorship, diversity, equity, and inclusion. These and other tasks will be prioritized at weekly meetings with the Graduate Program Directors.


Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree with 2-4 years of administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven project management skills preferred.
  • Experience in student services is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Programs (Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint), Google docs, sheets, & calendar, and in FileMaker.
  • Previous experience in an academic or research environment preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Effective customer service skills
  • Willingness and ability to continue to learn
  • Willingness and ability to work with and support a diverse community of students and faculty
  • Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
  • Competency using a variety of computer software and University databases
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Must be self-motivated, thorough and accurate
  • Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple competing interests
  • Must understand the importance of equity and inclusiveness in program policies

Criminal and education background check required.

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Job Posting Title:
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

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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