Assistant Director of the Curricular Resource Center
Internal Number: REQ186171
The Curricular Resource Center staff are a part of the Collegeâ™s Curriculum team. The Curriculum team supports faculty, students, and staff in the development and administration of Brown Universityâ™s Open Curriculum and its undergraduate curricular offerings, ensuring that its curricular and co-curricular programs â“ particularly high-impact educational practices â“ are inclusive and accessible to all Brown students, especially those who have been historically underrepresented or underserved within higher education.Â
Established in 1976, the Curricular Resource Center (CRC) is a community of peer and full-time advisors-mentors-educators who support student engagement with academics and the Brown curriculum. We offer drop-in hours and a range of programming designed to help students connect to and utilize Brown's academic resources. The collective goal is to help students feel a sense of agency in making decisions and see the realm of possibilities for their college experience. CRC full-time staff, student program coordinators, and student program volunteer mentors/leaders facilitate information sessions, community-building events, and individual meetings for advising about navigating and accessing the Open Curriculum, finding and fostering academic communities, and seeing pathways for deep engagement with the learning process and high-impact learning opportunities. CRC staff collaborate with various campus groups, centers, and educators to provide the best advice about Brown's academic resources and opportunities for learning and growth.
As part of the Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising (CRC) and within the Collegeâ™s Curriculum team, the CRC Assistant Director directly oversees the creation, methods, and operations of the centerâ™s day-to-day and programmatic strategies supporting student pathways for learning and experiencing the Open Curriculum and pays particular attention to helping ensure access to academic success and wayfinding for Brownâ™s diverse student population. The incumbent also coordinates opportunities for public reflection about the meaning and purpose of studentsâ™ experiences. Additionally, the CRC Assistant Director oversees the centerâ™s communications strategy and efforts. Finally, the position supports the CRC Director and Program Manager with the Center's overall operations.
Bachelorâ™s degree required and at least five years of relevant experience in education or mission-driven organizations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Masterâ™s degree in an education-related field preferred.
Experience with academic advising and/or program management through professional training or prior job experience.
Demonstrated experience supervising undergraduate students preferred.
Knowledge of student development theory.
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment and demonstrated success in collaborative work with diverse faculty, students, and staff.
Demonstrated experience advocating for and action towards aspirational goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
Excellent communication skills.
Creativity in designing for and serving multiple audiences.
Knowledge of how to set programmatic goals, priorities, and targets and evaluate programs through data and feedback collection and analysis.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple communities and stakeholders.
Occasional evening and weekend work for critical programmatic, College, and University events.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification.
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