Program Coordinator

Brown University

Job Description:

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) is a campus-wide research and programming hub that supports and generates rigorous and accessible scholarship, performance, and art on a broad range of important questions and pressing issues related to race and ethnicity to help build greater understanding and a more just world.

The Program Coordinator will develop and execute programmatic events and academic initiatives that emphasize the importance of questions of race and race-related topics with emphasis on the humanities, humanistic social sciences and arts across the university and with public partners. Projects include but may not be limited to: professional development workshops for faculty and graduate students, working groups, dissertation writing groups, visiting fellows program, course innovation support, speaker series, public engagement endeavors, and conferences.

The Program Coordinator will collaborate with the Center Manager and Associate Director to determine resource requirements, budget, and deliverables and will provide regular written reports. This position will report directly to the Associate Director.

This position is a fixed-term staff position with an end date of December 31, 2024. There is a possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; proven ability to articulate ideas in verbal and written communications.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with faculty, staff, and administrators.

  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic, demonstrated ability working on deadlines.

  • Ability to manage/juggle many logistical items at one time, for several different events and programs.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details for planning events.

  • Flexibility, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Ability to handle challenging and complex situations and create thoughtful, informed, and institutionally aligned responses.

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in an organized and productive manner.

  • Experience using program/project management software including Excel and Google Drive.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

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


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Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Program Coordinator


Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America


Grade 8

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

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Position Classification:

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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