Program Manager, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

Brown University

Job Description:

The Program Manager for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI) office manages the financial, administrative, and human resources operations for the Program, ensuring that financial and administrative practices conform to University policies.

The incumbent develops and implements internal procedures and protocols and plays a critical leadership role in support of budget management and analysis, student affairs, grants/gifts/endowments administration, and performs other miscellaneous activities related to the management of the program.

The Program Manager works closely with the NAISI Assistant Director to facilitate short and long-range strategic planning and the allocation of financial and budgetary activities. The position supports the Assistant Director regarding the articulation of policies, protocols, and other communications to faculty and students.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial and budget experience, preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to assess priorities and pivot in response to pressing departmental needs.
  • Staff management i.e. hiring, supervision, employee evaluation, and salary review.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong aptitude for learning new systems.
  • Experience Microsoft Suites or Google platform, and Zoom/other video conferencing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • Working commencement event and some evening events may be required.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and CV/resume.

Background check 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Why 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 impact 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.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

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Job Posting Title:

Program Manager


Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative


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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EEO Statement:

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