Working with the Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAIS), the Assistant Director provides day-to-day administrative oversight and management of the Initiativeâ™s programs and resources and coordinates with other campus departments and groups to support related activities. The Assistant Director supports the Director in the following areas:
Programming: Developing and managing academic planning, public events, lectures, performances, brown bag series, and workshops, among other areas;
Financial management & budgeting: managing the annual budget, and supporting fundraising activities
Staff management: oversight of NAIS staff and student workers
Governance and community engagement and support: organizing and staffing meetings with various University and community constituencies, including the Steering Committee, faculty, student organizations, and local Native New England tribes.
Academic development: working with relevant stakeholders to support the hiring of faculty, visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Communications and Outreach: working with the Director to increase the visibility of NAIS activities both within Brown and in the wider community in New England, across the United States, and internationally.
Through this work, the Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring operational success for the NAIS Initiative as it works to achieve its long-term strategic goals.
Minimum of MA in the humanities or social sciences. Degree fields or coursework directly relevant to Native American and Indigenous Studies, and active intellectual engagement in topics relevant to the NAIS Initiative highly desirable.
Minimum of three years of experience in academic administration or comparable work (e.g., nonprofit or community organizations).
Ability to understand and operate in a complex campus environment and to create collaborative networks across multiple academic, administrative, and student constituencies
Demonstrated capacity for planning, management, project oversight
Budget,financial management, and supervisory skills
Proven ability to work independently and as part of collaborative teams
Ability to use technology and institutional data systems, and to learn new software as needed.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), with particular cultural knowledge, competence, and experience in working and communicating with Native and Indigenous Peoples
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative
The Office of Global Engagement
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Internal Number: REQ149375
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