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Engaged Scholars Graduate Summer Fellowship. The Engaged Scholars Program Graduate Summer Fellow will support the development and implementation of the Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) and related initiatives at the Swearer Center for Public Service. The Engaged Scholars Program supports students and faculty who seek a purposeful integration of teaching, research, and practice in order to advance scholarship, address social challenges, and produce a public benefit. Grounded in the concentrations, the program builds on Brown’s distinctive interdisciplinary culture by providing coherent curricular and advising structures that encourage students to place research, internships, and community­based work at the heart of their academic lives. Learn more. 

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Social Innovation Initiative Graduate Summer Fellowship. The SII Graduate Summer Fellow will lead the development of a research project on social innovation and social entrepreneurship. SII is currently embarking on a project to understand and scope the field of social innovation, articulate and define our unique position within that field, and describe how our point of view may influence the field. We are seeking a Graduate Summer Fellow who will take the lead in designing a 6 to 12 month research endeavor, conducting a literature review on the field of social innovation as well as its historical antecedents, and identifying opportunities for undergraduate research during the 2016-17 academic year. The position will be during the summer of 2016 (exact dates flexible), with the purpose of starting and designing the process which will last throughout the following year. There is some potential for continuation of the role into the academic year, but this is not a requirement. Learn more

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Community Partnerships Coordinator

This position is responsible for developing and supporting a robust and diverse network of community agency partners who will work collaboratively with Brown students, faculty and staff on projects of mutual interest and benefit. The Coordinator will manage existing partnerships and recruit new partners through targeted outreach; inform and educate the campus community about the availability and interests of partners and best practices for successful partnerships; serve as a liaison to other campus units that partner with the community; assist with scoping of a variety of projects (research, internships, etc.); facilitate networking events; and build systems to track, manage and evaluate partnerships. The position may include responsibility for new efforts that are developed in an ongoing way by the Center.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 3 years’ experience in relevant community work.
  • Strong skills in relationship building, negotiation, management, program structure and process, documentation and assessment.
  • Strong knowledge of and professional network in Rhode Island community.
  • Experience with and strong knowledge of community organizing strategies and techniques.
  • Collaborative work style, strong team player, inclusiveness and flexibility; ability to build collaborations with diverse communities.
  • Track record of execution and change orientation: open-mindedness; focus on learning, assessment, constant improvement, and accountability; attention to detail.
  • Interest in and ability to engage, collaborate with and support a wide variety of stakeholders including community agencies, university faculty members and undergraduate students; understanding of and ability to articulate the integration of community engagement and the goals of Brown undergraduate education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills; ability to generate enthusiasm among practitioners in the field.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend events/ programs.

Learn more. 

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Taubman Center for Public Policy Fellow and Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service and Taubman Center for Public Policy are seeking an experienced social change professional to serve as a Taubman Fellow and Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence (SEIR). The Fellow will function as an educator, advisor, and convener within the social innovation community at Brown. This is a semester-long position, and we are currently seeking one or two fellows for the Fall 2016 semester and one or two fellows for the Spring 2017 semester.

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Central High School Adviser - January 2016 to June 2016

The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Brown University is a full-time AmeriCorps program that seeks to increase the number of first-generation college bound, low-to-moderate income, and underrepresented high school and community college students who enter and persist in college and earn bachelor's degrees.

The CAC achieves this mission by placing recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across Rhode Island. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island's urban communities. The CAC currently serves students at 13 high schools in 6 school districts as well students at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

This posting is for one, full-time College Adviser to serve Central High School in Providence, RI. The position begins ASAP and runs through June 30, 2016.

Compensation includes a living stipend, health insurance, and an educational award. Interested candidates should apply ASAP. Position open until filled.

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2016-2017 College Adviser - August 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Brown University is a full-time AmeriCorps program that seeks to increase the number of first-generation college bound, low-to-moderate income, and underrepresented high school and community college students who enter and persist in college and earn bachelor's degrees.

The CAC achieves this mission by placing recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across Rhode Island. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island's urban communities. The CAC currently serves students at 13 high schools in 6 school districts as well students at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

This posting is for several, full-time College Advisers to serve CAC partner schools across RI. The position begins August 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017.

Compensation will include a gross taxable living allowance of $17, 000 for the program year, an education award, and health insurance.

The position requires a commitment to complete one full program year (August through June). Minimum daily hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM depending on school and program training schedules.

Application Deadlines

Round 1 applications are due by Friday February 5, 2016. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of February 15, 2015. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Round 2 applications are due by Friday April 8, 2016. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of April 18, 2015. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

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