The Communications and Outreach Coordinator must have a broad knowledge of the complex research, teaching and service mission of the Department of Africana Studies and the departmentâ™s forum for arts and ideas, Rites and Reason Theatre. The Coordinator will manage all aspects of internal and external communications as well as assist with day-to-day administrative, financial and operational functions of the department. The Coordinator will report to the Academic Department Manager and work independently as well as collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and serve as a primary point of contact for all constituents including affiliates across the university, alumni and community partners.
The Department currently serves approximately 200-300 undergraduate students of which 30-45 concentrate in Africana Studies; 16 graduate students; 12 regular faculty; 3-5 non-regular faculty; 3 senior staff including the chair. The Department sponsors close to 35 events and programs each year requiring substantial planning and management: co-curricular activities generate approximately 10-35 attendees per event; theatre programming and performances garner 50-100 attendees; special events may exceed 150 attendees.
Primary responsibilities include: planning and implementation of outreach strategies that will effectively elevate the profile of the department across the Brown University campus, the Greater Providence area, region, online communities both domestic and abroad specifically within the realms of scholarship and the arts.
Bachelorâ™s degree and 1-2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
Previous work within an academic setting and in a role that supports communications, development, outreach, events and programs
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
Demonstrated strong written communication and presentation skills with special attention to detail/accuracy and audience
Strong organization skills with ability to prioritize complex and at times competing goals
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint); Google applications (Gmail, Hangout, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms); and Adobe applications (Acrobat Pro, Creative Cloud)
Knowledge and command of evolving social media platforms and graphic/web design software
Ability to conduct research, analyze and summarize findings
Ability to exercise restraint and discretion in matters that are confidential or otherwise sensitive
Strong time management and organization skills with ability to prioritize complex and at times competing goals
Criminal and education verification
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Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Department of Africana Studies
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Internal Number: REQ156012
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