Assistant Director of New Student Programs and Community Initiatives

Brown University

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of New Student Programs and Community Initiatives (NSPCI) is responsible for assisting in the design and implementation of new student orientation and the onboarding experience for new students. This position collaborates with other Campus Life and University departments to provide programs and services, develop and implement efforts within a student development framework, and respond to student emergencies.  Provide direct support to the Director of New Student Programs and Community Initiatives.

The Assistant Director works closely with the Director to develop, coordinate, and oversee orientation, The Brunonians Living Off Campus (BLOC) good neighbor program, as well as support a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for the department. This position assists with managing Orientation, the university’s program for welcoming and connecting new undergraduate, transfer, visiting, and resumed undergraduate education students to the University. This position will directly supervise ~100 student leaders who support the orientation program (Bruno Fellows and Leaders). The Assistant Director participates in the University’s after-hours on call system and collaborates to respond to student emergencies.

Job Qualifications 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience, preferably in higher education administrative project and program management.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of living-learning environments is preferred.
  • Experience developing programs and initiatives that are responsive to the needs of a diverse student population including students from historically underrepresented groups.

Job Competencies

  • Working knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities
  • Demonstrated success working in a diverse environment with a critical understanding of social justice issues. Demonstrated experience developing systems and structures that center justice and equity.
  • Experience overseeing student learning and leadership development in a residential context; experience collaborating with administrators and faculty in out-of-classroom settings preferred.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and relational skills to engage cooperatively, collaboratively, and effectively with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, credibly, and effectively in writing and orally to students, faculty, staff, and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively and efficiently solve problems, using sound judgment, assuming ownership of a problem, and resolving challenges in a collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to adapt, respond, and adjust priorities within a dynamic student affairs environment.
  • Agility and familiarity with latest software, database systems, computer literacy.

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

Additional Information: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director of New Student Programs and Community Initiatives

Residential Life

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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