In February 2016, Brown University released its strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University (DIAP). An important initiative identified in the DIAP was to “promote hiring practices, professional development, and mentorship programs that will increase the diversity of staff and further their careers, especially staff from historically underrepresented groups.”
Launched in 2016, the Administrative Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity that seeks to nurture talented and diverse staff members who are committed to enhancing their leadership skills and promoting more inclusive and equitable communities within higher education settings. The program centers experiential learning opportunities aimed at competency and capacity building while also providing access to networking and mentoring.
The Program is open to all staff members, with at least three (3) years of service at Brown. OIED seeks to create a cohort of Fellows that represents diversity across various identity markers. Selected individuals will be provided with opportunities to:
- Grow and develop professional capacities;
- Advance their skills, knowledge, and abilities to foster a sense of empowerment as change agents;
- Engage in mentoring and networking opportunities;
- Access and speak with campus leaders
Fellows will embark on a ten (10) month term of professional development opportunities. A committee will review all applications and select the Fellows.
The ideal Fellow selected for the program will be a highly motivated individual, interested in developing professionally as a leader in higher education, and committed to diversity and inclusion work for all. Applicants must have at least three (3) years of service at Brown.
Participation in the program does not guarantee an administrative full-time or part-time job opportunity or promotion after the ten (10) month Fellowship term.
For any inquiries please contact Shay Collins, Director, Institutional Equity and Community Engagement at [email protected].