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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 approximately 20 full-time staff members and a number of student staffers 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

Program Manager, Student Development

The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University is seeking a new Program Manager whose assigned portfolio of programs, partner relationships, and/or cohorts of students includes the campuswide Brown Votes initiatives and related democratic engagement activities; and signature social innovation and public service fellowships. The position plans and implements events, workshops and other programming to support student learning, and also advises and mentors undergraduate students one-on-one and in groups. Qualifications include 3-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent education and experience. For more information, click here.  The priority deadline for applications is June 17, 2022. Anyone considering this position may be interested in Brown's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, generous moving and other benefits, as well as life in Providence. Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions. 

Assistant Director, Communications

The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University is seeking a new Assistant Director of Communications. Leading a team of professional and student staff, the position develops, oversees, and provides a strategic internal and external communications and marketing plan for the Center. The role contributes to student learning in the area of storytelling that advances just aims, challenging traditional stories that have promoted oppressive and exploitative narratives. The role also works with the Executive Director to steward donors and communicate with public audiences. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or a closely related field. For more information, click here.  The priority deadline for applications is June 17, 2022. Anyone considering this position may be interested in Brown's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, generous moving and other benefits, as well as life in Providence. Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.


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Residencies

The Swearer Center hosts several semester-long 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 & 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].