Employment & Fellowships

Are you looking for meaningful, paid work in the Providence community or on Brown University's campus? The Swearer Center employs approximately 20 full-time staff members and a number of student workers throughout the school year. We also host several semester-long residencies. We encourage you to explore our opportunities below and those at our community partner sites by joining the Rhode Island Community Jobs Listserv. Feel free to reach out to our staff if you have any questions relevant to the application process for our listed positions. 

Current Swearer Center Openings

Assistant Director, Curricular Initiatives

The Assistant Director, Curricular Initiatives is responsible for the oversight, strategy, and management of a portfolio of programs and functional areas in the Swearer Center. The position contributes leadership and oversight of Swearer Center’s curricular programs, initiatives, and cross-campus efforts. The position develops and manages strategies and systems that scale and connect community-engaged curricular initiatives among students and faculty to other areas of the Swearer Center. They will be responsible for ensuring the integrity and rigor of the curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning dimensions of relevant programs; developing outreach and recruitment strategies and managing application processes; and supporting documentation, assessment, and communications functions related to the programs. The Assistant Director will also work with Swearer Center and other university colleagues to cultivate and sustain strategic partnerships internal and external to Brown. 

Learn more.

Graduate Fellowships & Employment Opportunities

The Swearer Center hosts several fellowships and work opportunities for graduate students. To learn more, visit Opportunities for Graduate Students

Employment Resources

Looking for an off-campus job? Careers in the Common Good (CCG) is a resource for students and alumni interested in nonprofit, social enterprise or public service careers and working for the common good. CareerLAB's counseling, programs, and online services can be useful for students interested in careers in the common good.

Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is distributed as a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to connect nonprofit and public interest employers in the state with individuals seeking paid work that makes a difference in our communities. Anyone can join the list, and any nonprofit or government organization can post a paid position to the list as a free service. There are currently over 10,000 subscribers. 

The opportunities and events posted to the list are diverse in subject matter and skills required. All positions posted to the list are paid, but may be part-time, full-time, summer or consultant positions. To join the list or to list a position, please explore the links below.

If you have any trouble signing up for/receiving the Rhode Island Community Jobs daily emails, please contact [email protected].