Academic Affairs Program Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description:

The Academic Affairs Program Specialist works with the Provost and senior leadership in the Office of the Provost to advance the priorities of enhancing academic excellence, building community, and ensuring operational effectiveness and fiscal sustainability. In particular, the Specialist leads research and data analysis efforts in conjunction with academic reviews and program assessments, University committees and for special projects. The Specialist manages the named/endowed chair process, tracking nominations and appointments and providing analysis and reporting as needed.  The Specialist will assume a leadership role in driving new and existing initiatives, and will provide high-level professional management and oversight of various committees and working groups that support overall priorities, including search committees. The incumbent initiates, recommends, and manages special projects to enhance the Office’s mission, and serves as a central resource for questions, clarifications, and guidance to students, faculty, and staff on academic affairs, policies and procedures.

The Academic Affairs Program Specialist will join a team of highly collaborative professionals in the Office of the Provost, and will collaborate to advance the goals and objectives of the guiding plans: Building on Distinction , Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion , and the BrownTogether campaign.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Prior work experience in higher education or an academic organization is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic policies and procedures.
  • Appreciation for an academic environment and understanding of the roles of faculty, deans, staff, and students.
  • Experience in administration, general operations, analysis and reporting, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience and success working in a diverse environment with a clear understanding of the importance of diversity in promoting academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research projects.
  • Ability to validate data independently and present reports in a clear and concise format.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to institute effective processes and procedures and execute projects and plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and respond proactively and in a timely manner to multiple constituencies.
  • Understanding of academic structure and language.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft and/or Google products, spreadsheet, and data management).
  • Facility with databases and ability to learn new systems as needed. 

Background check: criminal and education verification

Recruiting Start Date:

2020-03-10-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Academic Affairs Program Specialist

Department:

Office of the Provost

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

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.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



Job Description:

The Academic Affairs Program Specialist works with the Provost and senior leadership in the Office of the Provost to advance the priorities of enhancing academic excellence, building community, and ensuring operational effectiveness and fiscal sustainability. In particular, the Specialist leads research and data analysis efforts in conjunction with academic reviews and program assessments, University committees and for special projects. The Specialist manages the named/endowed chair process, tracking nominations and appointments and providing analysis and reporting as needed.  The Specialist will assume a leadership role in driving new and existing initiatives, and will provide high-level professional management and oversight of various committees and working groups that support overall priorities, including search committees. The incumbent initiates, recommends, and manages special projects to enhance the Office’s mission, and serves as a central resource for questions, clarifications, and guidance to students, faculty, and staff on academic affairs, policies and procedures.

The Academic Affairs Program Specialist will join a team of highly collaborative professionals in the Office of the Provost, and will collaborate to advance the goals and objectives of the guiding plans: Building on Distinction , Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion , and the BrownTogether campaign.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Prior work experience in higher education or an academic organization is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic policies and procedures.
  • Appreciation for an academic environment and understanding of the roles of faculty, deans, staff, and students.
  • Experience in administration, general operations, analysis and reporting, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience and success working in a diverse environment with a clear understanding of the importance of diversity in promoting academic excellence.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research projects.
  • Ability to validate data independently and present reports in a clear and concise format.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to institute effective processes and procedures and execute projects and plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and respond proactively and in a timely manner to multiple constituencies.
  • Understanding of academic structure and language.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft and/or Google products, spreadsheet, and data management).
  • Facility with databases and ability to learn new systems as needed. 

Background check: criminal and education verification

Recruiting Start Date:

2020-03-10-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Academic Affairs Program Specialist

Department:

Office of the Provost

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

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.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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