Financial Wellbeing Program Advisor

Brown University

Job Description:

The College at Brown University oversees academic advising for all undergraduate students, collaborating with faculty and staff across the University to support students’ academic progress and success. Financial advising is a critical component of the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, designed to provide dedicated, holistic advising and programming around intersecting financial, academic and personal issues to Brown undergraduates who have the highest demonstrated financial need. Within this context, the Financial Wellbeing Program Advisor will serve as part of the College’s academic advising team to provide holistic advising and support programs to undergraduates, primarily those with high demonstrated financial need.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Financial Advising, the Financial Wellbeing Program Advisor will provide students with advising, in close partnership with the Office of Financial Aid and Student Financial Services, around financial issues that may intersect with academic, social, and personal circumstances. The Financial Wellbeing Program Advisor also manages daily operations of assigned emergency grant funds and applications and oversees related financial wellbeing-related programs. Working closely with campus colleagues to process, deliver, and report on these awards, the Advisor will assist with identifying the hidden costs of a Brown education and propose programmatic solutions to address them. This position also communicates financial support information to students, staff, and faculty to increase awareness and understanding of robust financial support services and actively connect students to a variety of resources and opportunities across the University.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of related work experience in a student-facing setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of best practices in student development and academic support.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience working with college students around issues of financial aid, financial literacy, or similar topics.
  • Demonstrated experience advocating for and making change towards aspirational goals related to equity and inclusion, and an ability and willingness to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Proven track record in furthering institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, and students) to achieve shared goals.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Successful experience in academic program administration, including planning and development, and implementation. Demonstrated commitment to assessment and gathering/acting on feedback from students, faculty, and colleagues.

Additional Information

  • Volume and time-sensitivity of Financial Advising and College work typically rises at beginning and end of terms as well as around University breaks.
  • Occasional evenings and weekend work required for critical program-related, College, and University-wide events.

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

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Financial Wellbeing Program Advisor

The College

Grade 10

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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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