Director of Pre-College Campus Life
School of Professional Studies
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
The Director of Pre-College Campus Life is the leader of a team within the School of Professional Studies that is dedicated to ensuring a supportive, challenging, inclusive, and equitable living and learning environment for over 5,000 adolescents who attend Brown University Pre-College programs over the course of the summer from all over the world. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs, the Director is responsible for the successful oversight of the residential and co-curricular experiences for Pre-College Program
students and Sports Camp athletes, directly supervising three full-time professional staff and indirectly over 250 seasonal staff who work directly with Pre-College Program students and Sports Camp athletes. The Director will collaborate with Pre-College Program Directors and Sports Camp administrators to create an integrated experience for all students and athletes - connecting the learning in the classroom or on the field with co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The Director will have oversight of development, implementation, and assessment
in a range of Campus Life areas including residential life, risk mitigation, educational and social programming, student, athletes, and seasonal staff conduct, and crisis management, and will work with numerous campus colleagues to ensure success for students, athletes, their families, and professional and seasonal staff. Evening and weekend work expected, including serving in an on-call rotation.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Collaborate with Pre-College Program Directors and Sports Camp administrators to develop and assess holistic learning communities for students and athletes.
- Liaise with all University offices to support non-instructional experiences for summer students and athletes.
- Develop and implement summer campus life policy and protocol.
- Oversight of seasonal hiring of 200+ residential undergraduate and graduate student positions.
Supervision of graduate student interns.
- Provide crisis management for Pre-College Program students and Sports Camp athletes.
- Serve as the point of contact for students, athletes, and their families with escalated questions and concerns related to the campus life experience.
- Contribute to the ongoing growth, quality, and strategic development of Pre-College Programs. Other duties as assigned that support Pre-College Programming.
Summer programming through the School of Professional Studies enrolls approximately 5000 Pre-College Program students ages 14-18 years old and an additional 3000 Sports Camp athletes ages 6-18 years old in on-campus, online, and location-based programs. The majority of these young people are residential (approximately 4600 Pre-College students and 1000 Sports Campers) on the Brown campus in Providence and will be under the auspices of this position and all of the Pre-College Campus Life staff. This position will directly supervise seasonally a cohort of graduate student interns, and indirectly supervise 30 graduate student interns and over 250 undergraduate
student staff who ensure the safety for these young scholars and athletes. Please visit our website for additional information regarding Pre-College programming.
Minimum Qualifications -
- Master’s degree required. Degree preferred in education, student affairs, human development,
organizational studies, or related field.
- 7+ years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in residential life, residential education, higher education, program management for college or pre-college age students preferred.
- Significant experience working with adolescents, ideally in residential settings.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, and computer literacy.
- Demonstrated record of exercising effective independent professional judgment and integrity, and maintaining confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and to manage multiple tasks effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, parents, faculty and staff.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to supervise others.
- Energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
- Demonstrated experience and success working in a multicultural environment with a clear understanding
of diversity, social justice, and inclusion in both student and workplace settings.
- Ability to interact with diverse constituencies, including students, colleagues, families, and alumni.
- Working knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development;
understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of student residential communities.
All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check satisfactory to Brown.
To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:
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, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu )
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.
Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/