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Brown University

Location: ProvidenceRI 02912 Document ID: AC165-5JCA Posted on: 2018-05-0405/04/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Not Specified2018-06-03

Program Director, Office of Student Veterans and C

Program Director, Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs

Brown University, Campus Life & Student Services

Providence, Rhode Island


The Program Director oversees the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs and provides campus expertise related to military veterans as a component of institutional diversity, as well as on opportunities to serve in the United States military. Primary responsibility is on advising and supporting military-affiliated students (students who have served, are serving, or are interested in serving in the United States military), dependents of United States military veterans, and international students who have or are serving in the militaries of other nations.  Among other activities, the Program Director partners with various admission and recruitment staffs to recruit veteran applicants; develops campus and local networks to ensure information about opportunities is available; coordinates programs and develops Web, print, and social media communications; and coordinates with various offices (e.g., Institutional Equity & Diversity, Financial Aid, Office of the Dean of the College, Warren Alpert Medical School, etc.) to develop policies and practices that are veteran-friendly and support student choice to pursue military officer commissioning opportunities. The Program Director also takes the lead on student leadership development for the division and works in partnership with other centers, programs, the Student Activities Office, and the Assistant Director for community dialogue and campus engagement to create a sustainable program around developing student leadership. We are particularly interested in applicants who see and engage with student leadership development through an asset based approach. The Program Director reports primarily to the Director of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and Student Activities with a dotted line reporting line to the Assistant Vice President of Campus Life around student leadership development.




Education and Experience

- Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least four years direct experience, preferably in the United States military (this may include time on active duty) and/or an academic setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in creating and implementing a developmental leadership program for college students.
  • Familiarity with the benefits and potential challenges and impacts of military service related to a service member’s ability to be successful as a student required.
  • Familiarity with systems and services of the United States military, Veterans Affairs, and/or collegiate opportunities for military officer commissioning. 
  • Understanding of leadership development for college age students through an asset based approach
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and appreciation for the value of a liberal education required
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, collaborate and consult effectively, and be a creative problem solver
  • Good organizational, administrative, and time management skills required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including events and weekends as requested.


- Preferred: 

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge or experience of the Veterans Affairs certification process a plus.
  • Experience with advising, counseling, and/or supporting former, current, and prospective members of the armed forces preferred.
  • Experience with Web and print communications and/or program planning or development helpful


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Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents.  Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.



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)


Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of 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 graduate and undergraduate instruction.  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/




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