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"FIRe" (Fellowships, Internships & Research) Peer Advising Coordinator
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Job ID 9675
Employer Curricular Resource Center
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Apr 08, 2014
Category Program Coordination
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description Overview: The Curricular Resource Center is a place where undergraduates advise each other about engaging with Brown’s curriculum and utilizing its academic resources. Student coordinators share their particular areas of expertise with their peers--for example, proposing and implementing independent study projects, finding experiential learning opportunities away from Brown, planning for life after graduation--and more generally on accessing the campus’ curricular resources. A center of the Dean of the College Office, the Curricular Resource Center collaborates with various deans, centers and departments, and it is a great starting point for students seeking academic advice from fellow students. The FIRe Peer Advising Coordinator is one of twelve paid student coordinators who staff the Curricular Resource Center in the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center. CRC Coordinators work together to operate the CRC with its Director, and are available during the Center’s open hours (Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm) to answer questions from students who drop in seeking information about the CRC’s opportunities or to refer them to other points of contact. Job Description: The FIRe Peer Advising Coordinator will work directly with the CRC Director, Peggy Chang; Dean Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships; Dean Oludurotimi Adetunji, Associate Dean of the College for Research; Kerri Heffernan, Swearer Center’s Director of the Royce Fellowships and Faculty Engaged Scholars Program; and other members of the campus who coordinate various fellowship opportunities. We believe that a student coordinator for fellowships and research opportunities will help raise the visibility of these meaningful programs to the greater student body and encourage more students to become prepared to apply to them, by helping the deans and directors promote information sessions and application deadlines; by targeting specific student groups; and by being available to meet with student individually about programs that the student is already aware of or not yet knowledgeable. This coordinator will begin the job by meeting with Dean Dunleavey, Dean Adetunji, Dr. Heffernan, and others who coordinate particular opportunities--to learn about them in more detail and become prepared to advise students about the key components of the programs and application process, as well as consider the possible ways in which the coordinator can be supportive to us throughout the year (e.g., staffing the fall Fellowships Fair, attending information sessions, etc.). S/He will study the Fellowships @ Brown website in order to become versed in the various opportunities available to Brown undergraduates. The coordinator will create and maintain a subset of past successful proposals for the CRC library, and will help revise various online and hard-copy materials.
Job Requirements Demonstrated interest in the Curricular Resource Center’s mission statement and goals. Prior experience with a Brown fellowship or research application process. Prior experience planning campus information sessions, campus events, and working with administrators and faculty. Prior experience advising peers. Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and creativity. Attention to detail and ability to follow through on a project from start to finish. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, in an office setting on a variety of tasks/projects. Knowledge of web publishing and social media. Experience planning small and large-scale events a plus.
Number of openings 1
Hours 6.0 to 12.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.00/hour, Raises concurrent with performance and length of time in position.
Time Frame Academic Year
Start Date Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date Sunday, May 31, 2015
Primary Contact Peggy Chang
Email Address Peggy_Chang@brown.edu
Work Location Campus Center room 228
Phone Number x32324
Fax Number x35050