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Employment, Residencies & Fellowships

Are you looking for meaningful, paid work in the Providence community or on Brown University's campus? The Swearer Center employs more than 20 full-time staff members and a number of student staffers throughout the school year. We also host several semesterlong 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

The Swearer Center is currently looking to fill several positions listed below. Please check back regularly for additional openings on our full-time and student staff. 

Swearer Center Program Manager

In line with our mission, the Swearer Center is hiring four Program Managers for key aspects of our work: 1. Faculty Engagement and Research, 2. Academic Engagement, 3. Community Partnership and 4. Student Development. Program Managers will develop and manage strategies and systems related to their portfolio that integrate their activities with broader Center and University strategy and initiatives. Program Managers will provide focused management to a defined portfolio of programs, initiatives and stakeholders (students, faculty and/or community partners), and will be responsible for program development and management.

Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow

Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows are matched with a local organization, state agency or Swearer Center department to provide capacity-building support for anti-poverty initiatives. Agencies work in the education, health, arts and/or economic justice sector. The fellowship provides high-impact professional development and training that enhances our VISTA Fellows’ personal and professional skills. Trainings will include role-specific support in data analysis, community organizing and relationship building. Professional development workshops will also support VISTA Fellows in advancing their careers. 

Residencies

The Swearer Center hosts several semesterlong residencies for practitioners in a variety of fields. Please click the links below to learn more about the application process and deadlines.

Swearer Center Practitioner in Residence

The Swearer Center at Brown University offers a semester-long part-time residency program for leading community engagement practitioners who live in the Greater Providence area. This program is intended for distinguished and emerging leaders who are looking for room to reflect, build deeper connections with Brown University, explore academic and research insights and pursue new ideas in their areas of interest. The program is grounded in the Swearer Center’s belief that practitioners are co-creators of knowledge and offers an opportunity to share knowledge while developing new networks of local community leaders and thinkers.

Graduate Fellowships

The Swearer Center hosts several fellowships for graduate students. Please click the links below to learn more about the application process and deadlines.

Graduate Fellowship in Community Engaged Scholarship

The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University invites application for a graduate fellowship in community engaged scholarship. This one-year renewable fellowship is open to doctoral students with a focus on social science research related to community engagement, higher education, community development, assessment, organizational change and/or professional networks and field building. The position is available for doctoral students in their third-fifth years of studies during the fellowship period. The fellowship aims to involve graduate doctoral students in research on the community engagement in higher education field both nationally and internationally. Graduate fellows will contribute to the ongoing research agenda of the Swearer Center’s College and University Engagement Initiative.

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Graduate Fellowship

The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University invites application for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Graduate Fellowship. This one-year renewable fellowship is open to doctoral students with a focus on social science research related to social innovation, Southeast Asia, social entrepreneurship, community engagement and/or economic development. The position is available for doctoral students in their fourth or fifth years of studies during the fellowship period.

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. All of the 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 an additional resource, and 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 swearer-comm@brown.edu.