Assistant Director, Brown Experiential Learning Programs
Internal Number: REQ175426
The Assistant Director plays a significant role in carrying out the work of pilot programs under development, related to Experiential Learning at Brown and the GELT program. This role is responsible for contributing to strategic planning and the cultivation of the programâ™s goals to provide students with enriching and engaging, non-traditional learning experiences that are rooted in student learning objectives for experiential learning opportunities and study away goals. The position holds primary responsibility for day-to-day management of three pilot programs, teaching one or more for-credit Practicum courses, navigating Brown offices to develop new programming and providing mentorship and advising to participating students.
The Assistant Director will work with the â‹â‹Senior Associate Dean of the College for Co-curricular and Experiential Learning to design and implement effective strategies to manage at least three pilot programs: Berlin-based internship and language exploration; Boston-based Biotech internships; and Campaigns and Social Change, located in multiple cities. The Assistant Director will help to ensure the integrity and rigor of the curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning dimensions of the program; develop outreach and recruitment strategies and manage the application processes, particularly aimed at historically underrepresented students and those with high demonstrated financial need; and develop and implement supporting documentation, assessment, and communications functions related to the programs. The position will involve coaching and advising of junior staff and may involve supervising student (undergraduate and graduate) employees and the hiring and supervision of occasional consultants. The Assistant Director will support portfolio-specific budget planning, forecasting, and management and play a supporting role in fundraising activities. This role will liaise with academic departments, internship host sites, program related partners and faculty. Â
This is a two year, fixed-term position with the possibility for renewal.
Required: graduate degree (MA/MS, MPA, JD, PhD) and 3-5 years progressive experience in program management in higher education or public sector context, including experience with program design and implementation; partnership development; development of (co)curricula; and documentation of activities and impacts.
Preferred: prior knowledge of international and/or experiential learning programming.
Solid understanding of Brownâ™s educational philosophy.
Track record of collaboration with highly diverse sets of stakeholders.
Intellectually curious, dynamic, and entrepreneurial.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Team-oriented, inclusive consensus builder with strong interpersonal skills; experience synthesizing multiple ways of thinking and diverse approaches and nurturing strong communities of practice.
Demonstrable skills and experience in facilitation, inclusive pedagogy, creative approaches to problem-solving, and student advising.
Ability to work evening and weekend events/programs and to travel to program sites and to Brownâ™s campus on a regular basis.
Demonstrated success in collaborative work with faculty, students, and staff from a range of backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience advocating for and making change towards aspirational goals for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
Some experience with assessment.
The candidate must be committed to co-curricular endeavors, experiential learning, and student empowerment, and have a holistic approach to advising.
The candidate must be able to function effectively under deadlines and be able to manage multiple time-sensitive demands simultaneously.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
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