The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs works with the senior leadership in the Graduate School to support the academic excellence of graduate programs; coordinate academic program reviews and assessment; maintain and update academic policies; support and oversee student applications for external fellowships; and support tracking and reporting on student success and outcomes. The Assistant Director provides support for new and existing Graduate School initiatives and assists with staffing of Graduate School committees and working groups that support student and departmental academic services. This position also supports the development and maintenance of student academic portfolios through the Graduate Student Digital CV, initiatives to track academic success and outcomes, as well as tools to strengthen career preparation and academic support, including identification of students of concern. The Assistant Director supports Graduate School efforts to partner with faculty and staff in both doctoral and Masterâ™s programs to ensure graduate program strength through review and assessment processes.Â
The Assistant Director of Academic Affairs will join a team of highly collaborative professionals in the Graduate School who work to support over 2,600 graduate students at Brown University. It will also be critical for the incumbent to coordinate with the Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives to ensure academic policies support diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Masterâ™s degree and 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination education and experience.
Experience in higher education or an academic organization.
Knowledge and understanding of graduate education, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of the academic environment and value 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 issues of diversity in both student and workplace settings.
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.
Background check: criminal and education verification
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Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
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Internal Number: REQ168575
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