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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University's benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

We seek a founding Associate Director for Brown's Bridge Scholars Program to bring vision and leadership to development of a new summer bridge program, building on the work of the 2020-21 Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. This new program will incorporate best practices in the field and will center the experiences of PEERS (persons excluded because of race and ethnicity) to increase diversity among future leaders. 

The position will be located in the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, which seeks to provide a place where all learners at Brown University can grow, interdisciplinary collaborations can form, and educators can experiment with different modalities of teaching and learning. At the core of our work is a commitment to educational excellence, equity, and access through evidence-based, reflective practices. Through educational partnerships at Brown and globally, we advance the university's mission and create teaching and learning communities dedicated to improving learner success and supporting educators' professional growth.


Initial programming will include a 6-7-week residential Summer Bridge program, offering for-credit and community-building experiences to develop a campus culture of equity. The Associate Director will hire and supervise a program manager and hire and coordinate the work of participating faculty and student workers. This position will work collaboratively with Sheridan staff and campus partners to develop and evaluate this initiative.

This is a three-year term appointment with possibility for renewal. For candidates who seek to teach a course in the program, there is also the possibility of a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.


Education and Experience: 

  • A Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years' experience in work related to summer bridge or student success programs is required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree is preferred.

  • A doctorate or the required terminal degree in a discipline associated with a Brown University department  if the candidate seeks to teach in the program.

  • Experience with implementing inclusive and equitable teaching and mentoring practices is required.

  • Supervisory experience is preferred.


  • Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Highly effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Reflective, equity-minded, committed to ongoing professional development, and open to feedback

  • Deep care and commitment to student development

  • Strong project and budget management skills, such as detail orientation and attentiveness to timelines and budgets

  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with administrators, faculty, students, parents and guardians, and staff

  • Conversant with the literature on inclusive and anti-racist teaching and learning

  • Reflective, equity-minded supervision and mentoring practices

  • Comfort with organizational change processes

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Additional Information:

Applicants are asked to include a CV and cover letter as one PDF.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Associate Director, Bridge Scholars


Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center


Grade 11

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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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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