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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Brown School Student Affairs. The position is located at Brown Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Leads initiatives and is responsible for developing and implementing programs and events that enrich student experiences and provide opportunities for student leadership development. Serves as an advisor, resource, and advocate for individual students, student group leaders, student organizations and the Student Coordinating Council, the student governing body of the Brown School. Works with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs on special initiatives and strategic policy and program development in regards to student initiatives and programming. Supervises two professional staff members with Academic and Student Affairs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the primary coordinator of school-wide efforts to build co-curricular activities and experiential learning that augment and enhance academics and student life by developing, supporting, administering and evaluating high-quality programs and events deemed critical by School leadership and student interest. Develop and implement programs and events to enhance student support for specialized populations and student wellness, including but not limited to the Bear Bites Food Security program. Serve as a member of the Student Response and Support Teams.
Provide leadership and support to student government and student organizations. Serve as the primary advisor to the Brown School Student Government- Student Coordinating Council (SCC). Develop and administer student group advisor training and assist student groups with event planning and management. Maintain student programs web site and student event communications.
Plan, assist with development, implementation and assessment of incoming student Orientation, fall semester onboarding, and December and May Commencement activities.
Serve as academic advisor to 100 – 125 MSW, MPH and MSP students.
Supervise the Academic and Student Affairs Coordinator and Communication Lab Coordinator.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree and three to five years of professional experience in student services or any social service related area.
Two - four years’ experience in event planning and management.
Previous experience with advising students and/or student groups.
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, College Student Personnel or closely-related field and two years of prior work experience in Higher Education/Administration or related field.
Experience with and knowledge of working with graduate and/or professional student programs.
Previous experience in supervising professional staff and student employees.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and best practices for challenging and support of students.
Comprehension of current issues related to student affairs, campus life, student involvement, leadership and diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice.
Competencies in group advising, group and leadership development, facilitation, and education.
Significant experience in event planning and management.
Ability and experience in supervising student employees.
Must be student focused and detail-oriented.
Ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects.
Communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Ability to navigate change and respond quickly to student needs.
Strong relationship building skills.
Demonstrate initiative, planning and organizing skills.
Ability to work in various settings, such as large teams, one-on-one meetings, and social settings.
Demonstrate creativity with programs and support services development and work effectively as a team player.
Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools.
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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