Are you looking for meaningful, paid work in the Providence community or on Brown University's campus? The Swearer Center employs a number of student staffers and more than 20 full-time staffers throughout the school year. We encourage you to explore our opportunities and those at our community partner sites. Feel free to schedule time with our staff if you have any questions about applications or general advising. 

Swearer Center Resources

Looking for a job off-campus? 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 find or post volunteer opportunities, please visit the Get Connected portal for Serve Rhode Island.

Current Swearer Center Openings

Peer Advisors

The Swearer Center is seeking experienced students to serve as Peer Advisors for the Spring 2018 semester. Peer Advisors (PAs) must have at least one year of experience in Swearer Center program(s). PAs will serve as an initial point of contact for students seeking to get involved in community engagement, engaged scholarship, and/or social innovation opportunities or who are looking to deepen their engagement or shift to other opportunities. This is a stipended role at $700/semester, and will consist of 4-6 hours of advising and other outreach activities per week.

Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest (please indicate any Swearer programs you have been involved with) to Lizzie Pollock, Associate Director of Student Development, at lizzie_pollock@brown.edu by December 1.

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.

Swearer Center Social Entrepreneur in Residence

The Swearer Center for Public Service and the Dean of the Faculty have partnered to create a semester-long residency program for entrepreneurial social change senior leaders. This program is ideal for experienced leaders looking for room to reflect, explore academic and research insights, and pursue new ideas in their areas of interest and experience within the context of a world-class university. The SEIR offers a unique opportunity to share knowledge while building a network of other leaders and thinkers.

Director of Faculty Engagement and Research, Swearer Center, Assistant Dean of the College

As a member of the Swearer Center Senior Staff, the Assistant Dean represents the Center to internal and external stakeholders; supervises junior staff;  and may take on additional roles as the Center continues to grow and evolve.  Additionally, the Assistant Dean will conduct portfolio-specific budget planning and forecasting and manage program budget; work with university leadership to develop and execute fundraising strategy for community-engaged scholarship programs for faculty, including proposals and reports; manage significant gifts and grants; serve as a spokesperson for community-engaged scholarship initiatives to internal and external audiences.