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Communications Coordinator

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

Brown University is undergoing a tremendous growth in the arts, with newly appointed leadership for the Brown Arts Institute, and the state of the art, one of a kind Lindemann Performing Arts Center scheduled to open in Fall 2023. Brown seeks to fulfill its ambitious vision for the arts as an integral presence throughout a liberal arts education. We believe the arts are fundamental to critical inquiry into the most important questions facing humanity around the world, and we support artists operating at the highest levels of their craft to inform, and be informed by, scholars in disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The Communications Coordinator will support the day-to-day marketing and communications needs of the BAI by working collaboratively and independently with the BAI’s Marketing and Communications unit in accordance with all department and university policies and procedures and utilizing university resources and technology. Primary responsibilities include:
  • Managing and executing the BAI’s email marketing strategies.
  • Overseeing the BAI’s social media.
  • Supporting and executing the strategic plan for public relations through marketing/publicity, community outreach and development that reaches Brown, the Greater Providence area, region, and online communities. ​
  • Following established BAI and Brown University identity and messaging priorities and engage in professional development to remain up to date with industry best practices.
  • Managing shared Google Drive ensuring that event and program based collateral and other information is archived, searchable, and easily accessible by authorized users.
The Communications Coordinator must have a broad knowledge of the complex artistic, academic, and research mission of the Brown Arts Institute (BAI) and its programs.

This position has an end date of December 31, 2024.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years related experience, or the equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Previous work within an academic environment and in a role that supports communications and development; community outreach; events and programs.

Job Competencies
  • Experience managing social media feeds, including knowledge and command of evolving social media platforms and trends

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good organization skills and strong attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Google Suite and MS Office applications

  • Ability to prioritize complex and at times competing goals

  • Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve

  • Ability to work with little supervision and also serve as strong team member

  • Ability to research, analyze and summarize findings

  • Ability to exercise restraint and discretion in matters that are confidential or otherwise sensitive

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

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Additional Information:

The BAI is a dynamic and growing organization, poised for a period of growth and expansion in connection to the opening of The Lindemann Performing Arts Center in Fall, 2023. The Communications Coordinator must be able to keep up with the demands of this fast-paced environment. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

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

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Job Posting Title:

Communications Coordinator


Brown Arts Institute


Grade 8

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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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.

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EEO Statement:

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