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About the Opportunity:
At this dynamic cross-campus center, the Institute at Brown
for Environment and Society
(IBES), students and faculty
conduct groundbreaking research and build creative solutions to
complex 21st-century problems in climate and sustainability. Work
at IBES combines an understanding of the natural world and human
dimensions because environmental stewardship, human rights, and
economic well-being are inextricably linked.
Through our unique interdisciplinary approach, IBES cultivates
actionable research outcomes, while equipping and empowering the
change agents of tomorrow through our rigorous and diverse academic
IBES faculty, staff, and students play key roles in the global
conversation about environmental issues – on campus, at the State
House, in boardrooms, and at the United Nations.
At Brown, and within IBES, we celebrate diversity in all its forms,
and work together to create a collaborative, inclusive, and
equitable work environment where everyone can achieve their
Reporting to the Director of IBES, the Director of Strategic
Operations guides the development and execution of strategic
operations for IBES across the Institute’s portfolios of research,
education, public engagement, and partnerships (both internal and
external).The Director of Strategic Operations will be responsible
for guiding progress towards strategic objectives, overseeing
workflow across teams comprised of faculty, staff, and students, as
well as external partners, and developing storytelling and
reporting materials for key internal and external stakeholders. As
a member of the IBES Leadership Team, this position supports
evidence-based decision-making that will guide investments, policy
development, and programmatic design in support of IBES Strategic
Plan goals and objectives.
The IBES Director of Strategic Operations is responsible for
oversight, implementation, management, and communication efforts
for the IBES Strategic Plan
, focused on advancing
solutions-engaged interdisciplinary research and education grounded
in a robust network of internal and external partners. The IBES
Director of Strategic Operations will supervise the IBES Associate
Director of Communications and may supervise additional staff and
- Master’s degree in business, educational administration, or
environmental science or related field, with 8-10 years of
professional experience, or equivalent combination of experience
and education (i.e. Bachelor’s degree with 12 or more years of
experience or a Doctoral degree with 4-6yrs of experience).
- Previous experience in higher education or with an
environmentally-focused institution is preferred.
- Demonstrated expertise in facilitating cross-team communication
- Strong ability to build and maintain effective working
relationships, with the energy and dynamism to inspire others and
effectively engage internal and external constituents
- Demonstrated success in cultivating a diverse set of
partnerships in support of institutional priorities, with
particular emphasis on strategies for inclusive and equitable
- Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal
- Demonstrated experience with project management tools and
- Fundraising and gift stewardship expertise
- Experience managing complex, multi-month assignments with
multiple contributors and review phases under strict
- Ability to handle confidential information with
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and
cultures in an inclusive environment
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion
of a background check.
Applicants are asked to include a cover letter and resume.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Director of Strategic Operations
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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