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Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
30+ days ago
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Assistant Dean of the College for Careers in Finance and Consulting


Job Description:
Nearly one third of Brown graduates choose to pursue first jobs in Finance and Consulting. In this context, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for building and maintaining a comprehensive program of support that enables students to develop specialized knowledge about Finance and Consulting career pathways, prepare to engage in both structured and unstructured recruiting processes, connect with a community of alumni, family, and employer partners, and access opportunities to explore Finance and Consulting career experiences. The Assistant Dean will also develop strong relationships with faculty and administrators in select departments to support and expand the advising and activities that Brown faculty do to support students’ interest in these career fields.

The Assistant Dean will partner closely with Center colleagues to support students through counseling, programmatic offerings, and engagement with potential employers. The incumbent will also provide direct advising support to students in group discussions, open hours, workshops, and presentations. As an advising dean in the College, the Assistant Dean will utilize inclusive advising practices to fill the role of academic advisor and colleague to other college divisions and programs, and serves as a member of various College and University committees, as assigned.

Professional Pathways Team
The Professional Pathways team supports student knowledge development toward pursuing career pathways in specific industry areas, preparing students to participate in a variety of structured and unstructured recruiting processes. The team develops detailed information about hiring timelines, essential professional skills, and relational networks for a variety of industries, and shares “recruiting roadmaps” with Brown Center for Career Exploration counselors, campus advisors, and academic departments.  Professional Pathways team members collaborate with Center colleagues on the Career Counseling, Partner Engagement, and Student Exploration teams to support students through counseling and advising initiatives, programmatic offerings, alumni & family networks, and engagement with employer partners.

Center for Career Exploration Overview
Brown’s Center for Career Exploration works in collaboration with departments across campus to connect students with Brown’s rich array of career resources. We are a highly creative and dedicated team committed to helping students build confidence, explore career possibilities, and develop impactful connections. We leverage our relationships within and beyond the Brown community to facilitate meaningful experiences, mentoring connections and partnerships that position students for purposeful work throughout their professional lives. We strive to be a welcoming center that approaches conversations with empathy and respect for each person’s individual goals. We prioritize individuality, equity, accessibility and inclusion in all of our work.


Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in Finance or Consulting organizations or equivalent experience as a career advisor and/or academic administrator at a college or university focused on supporting Finance and Consulting career pathways.

Job Competencies

  • Successful experience in academic program administration, including planning and development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, students) to achieve shared results.
  • Proven track record in furthering university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, discretion, sound judgment, and leadership skills.
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community. Demonstrated ability to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in executing job responsibilities.

Additional Information

Occasional evening and weekend work required for essential Center, College, and University events.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site at:

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check 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.

About Brown  (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

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.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:

Job ID: 72131478

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