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Program Coordinator

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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:

Reporting to the College's Senior Associate Director of Operations, this position oversees coordination of assigned academic advising, curricular, and co-curricular programs in the College at Brown University. In this role, the Program Coordinator will develop and streamline office processes and provide administrative support for programs within designated teams and areas. Responsibilities will include developing knowledge and understanding of Brown’s academic and financial policies and procedures, and providing logistical support for communications, events, and program applications and other processes. This position will serve as an initial point of contact for assigned areas, addressing general and program-specific inquiries from students, families, faculty, and staff, and connecting them with resources across the University. Finally, as a member of the College's operations and support team, this position will provide back-up support to assigned programs within the College's academic advising, curriculum, and co-curriculum teams and general administrative support for the College’s office-wide procedures and processes. Examples of programs to be supported include:
  • Brown/Rhode Island School of Design Dual Degree Program

  • Class-Year Advising Programs

  • Cross-Registration and Exchanges

  • Curricular Committees and Programs

  • Degree Completion Advising and Programming

  • Experiential Learning Programs

  • Fellowships

  • Financial Advising

  • International Student Advising

  • Pre-Professional Advising

  • Recovery and Substance-Free Programs

  • Study Away and Transfer Credit

  • Undergraduate Research

This is a dual graded position posting. The candidate's qualifications/experience will determine if the position is filled at a grade 7 or grade 8 level.

  • Grade 7 Level: Associate’s degree and at least 2 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Grade 8 Level: Associate’s Degree and 3+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience, interest, and commitment to working with people from diverse racial, socioeconomic, and other backgrounds and ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with diverse faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Experience with project management and/or event planning, with excellent communication skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through on complex, multi-deadline projects.
  • Ability to use judgment and discretion and maintain confidentiality with sensitive health and personal student information.
  • Ability to work with data and run reports; familiarity with databases and website management a plus.
  • Fluency with computers and various applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google office applications, web editing platforms, etc.).
  • Ability to learn and integrate institutional policy with program needs.
  • Customer-focused, customer service oriented.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to working with a diverse campus community.
Additional Information

Ability to occasionally work in the late-afternoon/early-evening or weekend for specific pre-planned program, College, and University events.

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

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Job Posting Title:

Program Coordinator


The College


Grade 8

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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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