Academic Department Manager

Brown University   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 53 days ago

Job Description:

This position manages the financial, administrative, and human resource operations for the Department of Anthropology, and serves as the liaison between the department and other units on campus, including those responsible for determining University-wide policy, procedures, and services (e.g., Dean of the College, Dean of the Faculty, Registrar, Graduate School, Human Resources, Controller’s Office, Budget Office, Facilities, etc.). The department manager must develop sufficient understanding of the department’s programs and services, and the processes and resources required to support them to manage the day-to-day operations and to play a leadership role in assisting the Chair with short and long-term planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years closely related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a unit/function to ensure effective use of resources
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency and technical experience developing a database, and using spreadsheets to support departmental functions.