Academic Department Manager

Brown University

Job Description:

The Academic Department Manager (ADM) manages the financial, administrative, and human resources operations for the Department, ensuring that financial and administrative practices conform to University policies.  The ADM develops and implements internal procedures and protocols and plays a critical leadership role in support of budget management and analysis, supervises administrative staff, student affairs, grants/gifts/endowments administration, and performs other miscellaneous activities related to the management of the department and program.

The ADM works closely with the Department Chair to facilitate short and long-range strategic planning and the allocation of financial and budgetary activities. The position supports the Department Chair regarding the articulation of policies, protocols, and other communications to staff and faculty.

This position is hybrid-eligible.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial management experience is required.
  • Experience with proposal preparation with federal and non-federal grants and using the InfoEd/Coeus grants management (or similar) system preferred.
  • Familiarity with eRA Commons, NSF Fastlane,,, Google, and Desktop publishing tools such as Adobe Acrobat, Website Design, and Illustrator preferred.
  • Experience working in higher education is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Excellent financial management skills.
  • Strong staff management skills required, i.e. hiring, supervision, employee evaluation, and performance/salary review.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to assess priorities and pivot in response to pressing departmental needs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (ie. Microsoft Office, Google Suites)  with a strong aptitude for learning new systems. Proficient in Excel.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • The incumbent will be expected to work during Commencement weekend.
  • This position will have regular in-person interactions with staff, students, and/or faculty members as part of their responsibilities.

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

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.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and CV/resume.

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Job Posting Title:
Academic Department Manager

Department of Economics

Grade 11

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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:
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