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Operations & Administrative Coordinator

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

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 Operations & Administrative Coordinator (SAS) provides coordination and oversight of SAS’s daily operations, including staff and space calendars, communicating with and scheduling student intake meetings, data collection and tracking, supervision of signature departmental operations, internal and external departmental communications, management of program budgets and purchases, and supervision of student office coordinators. The person in this position plays a critical role in cultivating an inclusive and welcoming Brown campus community environment as the initial point of contact for disabled students, parents, faculty, and staff. This position provides office management for the department, administrative support to SAS staff, and information sharing across a broad constituency and diversity of situations including assessing initial response and support for those with temporary and permanent disabilities and a diversity of intersectional identities.

The position requires regular and ongoing collaboration across the Brown University community with diverse multidisciplinary teams of colleagues including the other four Health & Wellness departments (BWell Health Promotion, Counseling & Psychological Services, EMS & Health Services), Campus Life departments, Department of Public Safety, Facilities Management, and Human Resources. This position will work with these departmental colleagues to actively promote diversity and social justice through critical and compassionate communications and understanding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, skills and experience required.

  • 1-2 years of related experience in a similar environment.

  • Knowledge of accessibility / disability policies, laws, regulations, and best practices in higher education preferred.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite are required. Ability to learn new technology systems (e.g. Clockwork) and ability to produce reports required.

  • Experience with graphic arts software and programs such as Canva

  • Experience with Qualtrics or other data collection software preferred

  • Experience with Clockwork and Banner or other client scheduling and records software preferred

Job Competencies
  • Independent thinker with strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills; ability to multi-task required.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills in a team setting and on an individual basis.

  • Ability to work with a diverse student population with intersectionality of identities.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences in learning.

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

Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Additional Information: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

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Job Posting Title:

Operations & Administrative Coordinator


Student Accessibility Services


Grade 8

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Time Type:

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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