The Associate Director for the Brown MPA Program reports to the Director of the Master of Public Affairs Program to develop and implement strategic and innovative plans, programs and policies to strengthen Watson's MPA program.
Specifically, the Associate Director will:
Manage the ongoing operations of the MPA program, including academic affairs, admissions, career services, finances, student services, events, and communications, and oversee the programâ™s staff.
Serve as the programâ™s admissions lead and manage the strategy and implementation of the MPA recruitment and admissions cycle each year based on admissions targets.
Leads and Manages the strategic planning and coordination of the MPA program
Oversees (supervises staff involved in) the day-to-day operation of the Masters program
Oversee recruiting and admissions for the Masterâ™s program
Master's degree required.
5 to 7 years of relevant experience in higher education, academic administration, recruiting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in or knowledge of the public policy sector preferred
Ability to understand and operate in a complex campus environment and to create collaborative networks across multiple constituencies
Demonstrated experience in management, project oversight and staff management.
Ability to manage complex student concerns and work with a diverse population of students, including international and under represented populations.
Â Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
Superior presentation and communication skills (oral and written)
Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with budgeting
Ability to implement best practices strategies for recruitment and admissions
Willingness to travel top promote the program.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.Â
Any offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check and employment verification.
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Job Posting Title:
Associate Director, MPA Program
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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Internal Number: REQ164422
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