Manager, Faculty Affairs and Special Projects

Brown University

Job Description:

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
The Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science is committed to supporting research and facilitating collaborations in brain science across the Brown University community and beyond. Our mission is to promote discovery and innovation in brain science by supporting a diverse community of experimentalists, theorists, engineers, and clinical scientists. We do this by recruiting and retaining world-class faculty, creating an outstanding collaborative training environment, seeding innovative projects, supporting collaborative teams, and raising the visibility and reputation of Carney researchers.

The Manager for Faculty Affairs and Special Projects will manage faculty affairs processes for the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science and serve as a high-level project manager in support of the Institute Director’s recruitment goals and special projects. They will also serve as the Executive Assistant to the Director.

This position will provide Faculty Affairs support for established, new and future Carney research faculty. The position will create and manage a formal process for recruiting, hiring, and retaining research faculty that uniquely contribute to the Carney Institute’s mission. In addition, the Manager for Faculty Affairs and Special Projects will be the search manager for all Tenured/Tenure-Track faculty searches funded by the institute’s endowed professorships. They will collaborate with the appropriate units (BioMed Faculty Affairs, Dean of the Faculty, Department Chairs, and others) to support Carney-funded faculty recruitments. The Manager for Faculty Affairs and Special Projects will support the Institute Director’s work in negotiating and drafting hiring term sheets and MOUs with the different units involved in supporting faculty recruitment and retentions. This position will fill similar project management roles for high-priority special projects as directed by the Institute Director.  Finally, they will serve as Executive Assistant to the Institute Director.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of administrative experience in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Executive assistance experience required.
  • Experience with faculty affairs processes preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to work in a complex environment that requires communicating with administration, faculty, staff and external partners
  • Ability to effectively manage and coordinate multiple projects with different timelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organization, and management skills
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

Additional Information
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

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

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Job Posting Title:
Manager, Faculty Affairs and Special Projects

Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science

Grade 9

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Full time

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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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