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Inclusion and Outreach Specialist

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

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:

The Inclusion and Outreach Specialist oversees the curricular, research and professional service activities of department programs, faculty initiatives and manages community-building and outreach activities for Computer Science (CS). This position supervises the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) student advocates, proposes new DEI initiatives, and is an active member of the CS Diversity Committee, assisting with the recruitment and support of a diverse and inclusive student and faculty community. The incumbent also provides administrative and financial assistance for faculty in a number of specific research groups in the department. In addition, the Specialist plays a critical role in collecting and sharing the department’s demographic information to the department leadership, the University administration, and to the teaching assistant union and will need to adhere to strict confidentiality.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial and/or outreach coordination experience, preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic higher education institution, desirable
  • Experience in event coordination, highly desirable.
  • Experience working with DEI matters, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Web based programs and tools, Gmail and related Google applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a deadline oriented and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
Additional physical demands and working conditions:
  • The incumbent will be expected to assist at the department's annual commencement ceremony on an annual basis.
  • Attendance at events outside of normal working hours may be required.
  • Travel to off-site conferences required.
Why 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 impact 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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Inclusion and Outreach Specialist


Department of Computer Science


Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

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.

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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.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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