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Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
Director, Finance & Operations
Division of Pre-College & Undergraduate Programs
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Division of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs is responsible for developing and
offering non-credit and credit courses and programs for 6000 high school students, as well as
Brown University undergraduate and Visiting Students from other institutions. Students
participate in programs on Brown University’s Providence campus, as well as online and in other
locations. Within the Division there are teams of staff who are responsible for marketing,
admissions, enrollment, academic content, instructional delivery, student life, finance, human
resources, payroll, and the various policies and protocols associated with this work. The staff
works closely with colleagues from across the University to ensure success, including the
Enrollment Division, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Office of University
Communications, Division of Campus Life, and Facilities.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Finance & Administration, the Director of Finance &
Operations is a critical member of the Finance & Operations team. The Director manages the
staff responsible for multiple critical tasks, including instructional program support, finance
operations, seasonal hiring and building operations. The Director serves as HR Business Partner
for seasonal positions and oversees the HR functions for all programs (700+ seasonal positions
filled annually). The Director oversees day to day financial operations for the division including
purchasing, expense reimbursements, supply ordering, purchasing card activity and contracts
management. The Director ensures logistical support for programs, instructors, courses, and
services offered through the division, providing opportunities to develop and improve
processes, policies, and service.
The Director will support the Associate Dean, and other divisional staff to strategically plan for
new initiatives (as both pilots, and sustained activities), future directions and long-term growth
within the division.
The Director works closely with several University partners to ensure success in all programming
and internal operations including but not limited to Human Resources, Controller’s Office,
Accounts Payable, Office of Financial Strategy & Planning, Dean of the Faculty, Facilities,
Telecommunications, Academic Departments, Schools, Centers, and Institutes.
Primary responsibilities include:
Please note that this position is classified as Hybrid Eligible.
Education & Experience
or the equivalent combination of experience and education required.
collaborating with others.
ADA PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
objects, tools or controls; reaching with hands and arms; climbing stairs; hearing; talking
All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check
satisfactory to Brown.
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired
employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before
they begin work and must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of
becoming eligible unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more
information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.
**PLEASE NOTE: A COMPLETE APPLICATION CONSISTS OF A COVER LETTER & RESUME**
To Apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:
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.
About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu )
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.