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"FIRe" (Fellowships, Internships & Research) Peer Advising Coordinator
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Curricular Resource Center
Mar 22, 2017
Overview: The Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising (CRC) is a place where students help each other engage with Brown's open curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Founded in 1976 to support the fullest use of the New Curriculum, today the CRC's Director, student coordinators and volunteers coordinate information sessions, community-building events, and individual meetings with students for advising about independent studies and concentrations, applying for funding opportunities, issues related to the sophomore year, and more. The CRC staff works with other departments and peer advising programs to best provide a broad spectrum of advice about the wealth of curricular resources at Brown. The CRC is a part of the Office of the Dean of the College. Staffing the Center: The FIRe (FIRe) Peer Advising Coordinator is one of 15 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, 9am-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; Aixa Kidd, Director of BrownConnect; and other members of the campus who coordinate various fellowship opportunities. The student coordinator for fellowships, internships and research opportunities helps 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 and advising resources. This coordinator begins 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 processes, 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/They will study the BrownConnect 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. The FIRe coordinator will develop content for the FIRe blog and Fellowships Newsletter (newsletter done in collaboration with Dean Dunleavy). The coordinator will be expected to outreach directly to underrepresented groups--students of color, low-income, and first-generation college specifically. The person in this position recognizes that underrepresented students are particularly underrepresented in the applicant pools for various national fellowship and research opportunities.
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. Some knowledge of web publishing and social media. Experience planning small and large-scale events a plus. Experience working with underrepresented student groups The selected candidate needs to train at least during one meeting with the current FIRe coordinator during April or May 2017.
Number of openings
6.0 to 12.0 hours per week
$11.00/hour to $12.65/hour, Raises concurrent with performance and length of time in position.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Campus Center room 228
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