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Company Name:
Brown University
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
1-2 Years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides critical support for the teaching, scholarly, and service mission for both the Department of Political Science (PS) and Center for Language Studies (CLS). The incumbent coordinates the administrative systems and functions that support faculty, students and staff to achieve and maintain a high level of excellence in all teaching, scholarly, professional, and public engagement endeavors. The incumbent proactively partners with the department chair/center director, department managers and faculty in the administration of the undergraduate concentration; serves as the department's outreach, communication, and events coordinator; supports classroom and course-related technology needs; maintains databases, and organizes and manages various administrative processes. The assistant works collaboratively, as well as independently and is a central point of contact between the department's faculty, students, administrative team, and other constituents with whom the department interacts.

Please Note: This position is divided on a 50% basis between both work locations, which are both on the Brown University College Hill Campus, and is scheduled to work ten months annually, during the academic year.


  • Associate's Degree and 1-2 years of related administrative experience, or high school degree and 2-3 years of related administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficient with standard office application software, word processing, spreadsheet, database.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think and act independently, and handle competing priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group and in a changing environment.

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All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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