The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University organizes courses, faculty visits, academic conferences, lectures, and cultural programming about the Latin American and Caribbean region. CLACS provides scholarly and event support to members of the Brown community with interests in the region, including over 100 faculty affiliates and graduate and undergraduate students.
The Coordinator will manage all aspects of internal and external communications as well as support the day-to-day administrative, financial and operational functions of the Center by working collaboratively and independently with faculty, staff, students and serve as a primary point of contact for alumni, University and community partners and other constituents with whom the Center interacts in accordance with all Center and university policies and procedures and utilizing university resources and technology. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator must develop a broad knowledge of the complex research, teaching and service mission of the Center.
Primary responsibilities include: developing and managing a strategic plan for public relations through marketing/publicity, community outreach, and development that reaches Brown, the Greater Providence area, region, alumni, peers, and online communities.
This position is scheduled to work 30 hours per week during the nine month academic year (September - May). Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Bachelorâ™s degree and 1-2 years related experience, or the equivalent combination of experience and education required.
Oral and written fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese required.
Previous experience in an academic environment, supporting communications and development; community outreach; events and programs preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Good organization skills and strong attention to detail.
Proficiency in MS Office applications, Adobe or other graphic design software, web design.
Knowledge and command of evolving social media platforms.
Ability to prioritize complex and at times competing goals.
Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve.
Ability to work independently and as a strong team member.
Ability to research, analyze and summarize findings.
Ability to exercise restraint and discretion in matters that are confidential or otherwise sensitive.
This position requires a strong commitment to promoting diversity.
Criminal and education verification
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Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Internal Number: REQ160950
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