Brown University — Assistant Dean of the College for Careers in Arts and Media

Job Description:

Approximately 10% of Brown graduates choose to pursue first jobs in the Arts and Media. In this context, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for building and maintaining a comprehensive program of support that enables students to develop specialized knowledge about Arts and Media career pathways, prepare to engage in both structured and unstructured recruiting processes, connect with a community of alumni, family, and employer partners, and access opportunities to explore Arts and Media career experiences. The Assistant Dean will also develop strong relationships with faculty and administrators in select departments to support and expand the advising and activities that Brown faculty do to support students’ interest in these career fields.

The Assistant Dean will partner closely with Center colleagues to support students through counseling, programmatic offerings, and engagement with potential employers. The incumbent will also provide direct advising support to students in group discussions, open hours, workshops, and presentations. As an advising dean in the College, the Assistant Dean will utilize inclusive advising practices to fill the role of academic advisor and colleague to other college divisions and programs, and serves as a member of various College and University committees, as assigned.

Professional Pathways Team
The Professional Pathways team supports student knowledge development toward pursuing career pathways in specific industry areas, preparing students to participate in a variety of structured and unstructured recruiting processes. The team develops detailed information about hiring timelines, essential professional skills, and relational networks for a variety of industries, and shares “recruiting roadmaps” with CareerLAB counselors, campus advisors, and academic departments. Professional Pathways team members collaborate with Center colleagues on the Career Counseling, Partner Engagement, and Student Exploration teams to support students through counseling and advising initiatives, programmatic offerings, alumni & family networks, and engagement with employer partners.

Center for Career Exploration Overview
Brown’s Center for Career Exploration works in collaboration with departments across campus to connect students with Brown’s rich array of career resources. We are a highly creative and dedicated team committed to helping students build confidence, explore career possibilities, and develop impactful connections. We leverage our relationships within and beyond the Brown community to facilitate meaningful experiences, mentoring connections and partnerships that position students for purposeful work throughout their professional lives. We strive to be a welcoming center that approaches conversations with empathy and respect for each person’s individual goals. We prioritize individuality, equity, accessibility and inclusion in all of our work.

Major Responsibilities:
Develop tools, resources, programs, and networks for Arts and Media career pathways (recruiting timelines, industry roadmaps, customized resume and cover letter books) and oversee online resources, tools, and platforms that support students as well as career counselors and other campus advisors

Advise and mentor undergraduates for success in the context of Brown’s Open Curriculum as an academic advising dean within the College

Support other CareerLAB initiatives and College priorities as required.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in Arts or Media organizations or equivalent experience as a career advisor and/or academic administrator at a college or university focused on supporting Arts and Media career pathways.

Job Competencies

  • Successful experience in academic program administration, including planning and development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, students) to achieve shared results.
  • Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, discretion, sound judgment, and leadership skills.
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community. Demonstrated ability to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in executing job responsibilities.

Criminal and education background check satisfactory to Brown University.

Please include a cover letter in the attachments section when submitting an application.

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Dean of the College for Careers in Arts and Media

Center for Career Exploration

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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