Career Counselor, STEM

Brown University

About 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 have an impact in 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. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

Brown University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) brings a Brown education to new audiences of learners: those focused on development of skills and a breadth of knowledge necessary for professional success and leadership. We leverage Brown’s intellectual centers of excellence, rigorous teaching, and developmental approach to learning in a range of programs, including serving students outside of traditional degree programs. We partner with Brown departments, centers, institutes, and schools to develop degree and non-degree programs, and to support the recruitment, retention, and placement success of master’s students, including traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.


This role will work to understand career aspirations, devise strategies that encourage student engagement, assist with internship, and job placement, and support career outcomes for Brown’s growing master’s student population. The incumbent will provide career education and professional development to our Masters students in STEM fields. They will develop and implement unique career education programming for students with the career team while utilizing career development theories and modern methodologies.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in a related field preferred, but not required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in coaching, human resources, higher education, or related fields.
  • Experience with program delivery and development or teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build rapport and collaborate with a diverse group of constituents (for example students, alumni, faculty, staff, employers, colleagues, etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Evidence of public speaking experience; demonstrating strong presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
  • Experience working with Handshake preferred.
  • Might need to work certain evenings during special events.

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Additional Information:

Applications will not be considered without a resume and cover letter. This position requires work on Brown’s campus in Providence, with flexibility to work remotely multiple days per week. Brown is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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

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Job Posting Title:
Career Counselor, STEM

School of Professional Studies

Grade 9

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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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