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Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service and Associate Dean of the College for Engaged Scholarship

The Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service provides leadership, strategic direction, and high-level oversight to one of the oldest public service centers housed in a university. Drawing on Brown’s historic commitment to social justice and collaborative community partnerships, the Director leads University efforts to integrate teaching, learning, and practice in order to advance scholarship and to produce a public benefit. The Director serves as an important university ambassador to the Providence and Rhode Island communities.

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Student Staffers

Each semester, the Swearer Center hires several students to work at 25 George Street as paid staffers. These students take on roles ranging from programmatic development to administrative support, social media, event organizing, and more.

Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 positions now posted below! Click here to apply here for summer positions by Sunday, April 26. Click here to apply here for fall positions by Friday, May 1. Please make sure to indicate your preferred position from the list below on your application.

Summer 2015 Positions

Communications Assistant

The Swearer Center​ for Public Service​ seeks a highly creative, organized​ student with strong skills in writing ​and design ​​for ​the role of Communications Assistant. ​The Communications Assistant will work on a number of key projects related to the visibility and promotion of the Swearer Center's work. Familiarity with digital storytelling, ​social justice/social innovation​ work, and/or the Swearer Center is preferred​.

​ ​20-30 hours/wee​k. ​Supervised by Alex Braunstein, Communications Manager.

Social Innovation Initiative Staffer

The Swearer Center for Public Service's Social Innovation Initiative (SII) is seeking a summer staffer who will work on a range of critical projects, such as: 

  • researching and writing an annual report that communicates our progress to donors and other stakeholders, 
  • data entry and management,
  • creating strong systems for measuring the outcomes of student entrepreneurial projects
  • in collaboration with the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, collect feedback from the April 2015 SEEED Summit, interview participants, and begin to design the themes, content, and speakers for the 2016 Summit. 

20-40 hours/week (flexible). Supervised by Lizzie Pollock, Assistant Director of Social Entrepreneurship.

Community Partnerships Staffer

The Swearer Center for Public Service is hiring a student summer intern to support the work of the center in K-12 Education and other communtiy partnerships. Components of their work will include the development of programming for Swearer Center volunteers and Community Fellows, identifying impact goals for education program participants, and supporting the UCAAP, iProv Summer Internship, and Providence Walking Tours programs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience with K-12 public education, college guidance and college access; and knowledge of program evaluation preferred.

20 hours/week. Supervised by Betsy Shimberg, Program Director for K-12 Education; and Alan Flam, Director of Advising and Community Collaborations.

Engaged Scholars Program Assistant 

The Engaged Scholars Program seeks a self-motivated and organized student with an interest in integrating the work of the University with the work of the community for the role of Program Assistant.  The Program Assistant will work collaboratively with ESP staff to support the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the new ESP program, and will provide a valuable student voice in planning efforts on how to best integrate theory and practice. An interest in managing various stakeholder perspectives to meet diverse needs; knowledge of Brown curriculum, culture, and stakeholders; and excellent written and oral communication skills preferred.

10 hours/week. Supervised by Allen Hance, ESP Director, and Laura Pleasants, ESP Coordinator.

 

Fall 2015 Positions

Swearer Center Communications Assistant

The Swearer Center for Public Service seeks a highly creative, organized​ student with strong skills in writing, design, and social media ​​for ​the role of Communications Assistant. ​The Communications Assistant will manage the Swearer Center's social media and weekly e-newsletter (2,700+ subscribers), assist with the promotion of key events, and also work on special projects related to communications. Familiarity with social justice and/or the Swearer Center is preferred​.

10 hours/wee​k. ​Supervised by ​Alex Braunstein, Communications Manager.

Social Innovation Communications Assistant

The Social Innovation Initiative (
brown.edu/socialinnovaton) seeks a highly  creative, organized​ student with strong skills in writing, design, and social media ​for ​the role of Communications Assistant. ​The Communications Assistant will manage the Social Innovation Initiative's social media and weekly e-newsletter (1,100+ subscribers), assist with the promotion of key events, and also work on special projects related to communications. 

10 hours/wee​k. ​Supervised by ​Alex Braunstein, Communications Manager.

K-12 Education Support

Seeking a student with excellent communication skills, experience with or interest in public education, and knowledge of Brown’s education community and resources to provide programmatic support. Projects may include supporting undergraduates’ work in college access, working with student leaders to evaluate programmatic impact, and designing Swearer training opportunities in education, as well as other special projects related to education. 

10 hours/week. Supervised by Elizabeth Shimberg, Program Director for K-12 Education.

Engaged Scholars Program Assistant 

The Engaged Scholars Program seeks a self-motivated and organized student with an interest in integrating the work of the University with the work of the community for the role of Program Assistant. The Program Assistant will work collaboratively with ESP staff to support the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the new ESP program, and will provide a valuable student voice in planning efforts on how to best integrate theory and practice. An interest in managing various stakeholder perspectives to meet diverse needs; knowledge of Brown curriculum, culture, and stakeholders; and excellent written and oral communication skills preferred.

10 hours/week. Supervised by Allen Hance, ESP Director, and Laura Pleasants, ESP Coordinator.