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Manager of Student Development, Graduate School

Employer: Brown University

Providence, RI 02912

Job Description

Job Description:
The Manager of Student Development coordinates and implements professional and student development initiatives for Master’s and doctoral students. Working with the Deans in the Graduate School and other University offices, the Manager is a critical part of the Graduate School team. The Manager’s primary responsibilities include the implementation, administration, and management of distinctive opportunity programs in the Graduate School in the area of student development, which includes academic support and enrichment programming, professional development, and initiatives to support graduate student success. The Manager serves as a point-of-contact for graduate programs, faculty, and graduate students on student development opportunities, policies, and resources.

The Manager serves as the program manager for the Open Graduate Education program, a signature graduate education initiative at Brown, which supports doctoral students to pursue a second master’s degree in another field. The Manager also assists with other organizational components of academic, co-curricular, and enrichment support for graduate students and assists in assessment, grant writing and reporting efforts that are essential to supporting graduate student success. It will also be critical for the Manager to ensure that student development efforts support campus diversity and inclusion initiatives. Additional responsibilities may include representing the Graduate School on University committees and assisting with general Graduate School functions.

The Manager of Student Development will join a team of highly collaborative professionals in the Graduate School who work to support over 2,600 graduate students at Brown University.

Assists in coordinating, developing strategies, and implementing activities relating to professional development of graduate students.
-Develops and implements initiatives that strengthen fundamental skills for all Master’s and doctoral students: these include writing, teaching, communication, language, and other professional skills that promote student success at Brown and in their subsequent careers.
-Works with graduate students and with faculty, staff, offices, and centers across the University to coordinate professional development programming, organize activities, and disseminate opportunities.
-Coordinates with partners, including the CareerLAB, the Sheridan Center, and the Writing Center.
-Coordinates special programs and distinctive opportunities for doctoral students.
-Implements distinctive programs and opportunities to attract and retain outstanding doctoral students to Brown.
-Supports programs to promote student success and aid in student career placement.
-Coordinates activities associated with existing special programs, including the Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program, Research Matters, Community Fellows, or other programming.
-Assists as new distinctive programming is developed.

Serves as the Program Manager for the Open Graduate Education program, coordinating student programming, annual application and assessment processes, as well as regular grant reporting.
-Sets application cycle timelines for the program (calls for applications, application review period and selection), communicating application calls and information sessions, and website updates.
-Coordinates programming logistics and reviews and administers travel awards.
-Assists in the review and administration of applications for the funding from the Innovation and Professional Development fund.
-Assists in creating and updating program assessment tools, analyzing data related to the program, and synthesizing information for annual progress reports.
-Supports grant writing and reporting, assessment and tracking, and student success efforts.

Supports the Deans in tracking program milestones and completion requirements.
-Assists in gathering survey and other data and in improving student participation in the climate and exit surveys.
-Assists in the preparation of grant applications and reports for grants currently held by the Graduate School.
-Support the Deans in identifying benchmarks and best practices for doctoral and master’s education internally and externally.


Education and Experience
Master's degree and at least three (3) years of experience in higher education or an academic organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Commitment to and understanding of academic excellence, and the role of graduate student training and professional career development
Knowledge of the academic environment and the roles of faculty, deans, staff, and students
Program implementation, management, and assessment experience desired
Quality of performance in previous positions including, but not limited to, graduate or professional school, student life, or college or university administration
Demonstrated experience and success working in a diverse environment with a clear understanding of the issues of diversity in both student and workplace settings
Job Competences
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong computing skills, including familiarity with Google sites
Strong project management skills, ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work closely with peers
Must be able to work independently and take initiative
Must have ability to handle confidential materials with discretion

To View More Details and To Apply, please use this link to the position on Brown’s Career Site:

Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Cover letters should include which of the Program Manager positions they are applying for (and order of preference), and experience and qualifications pertaining to the role(s) they are interested in.
Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.
All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu)

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/

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Application Period

Friday, January 04, 2019 through Thursday, November 15, 2018

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