Assistant Director, Regional Engagement Programs

Job Type

Full Time




Rhode Island
United States


Assistant Director, Regional Engagement Programs

Brown University Division of Advancement

This position will be based either in the Brown University office in New York City or in the Providence office, but Providence is preferred.

The Assistant Director, Regional Engagement Programs will be responsible for developing Brown+Beyond programming as well as other high profile university development-related events intended to promote greater connectedness, strengthen professional and social networks, and increase engagement among the University community with an emphasis on managed prospects along the East Coast & Central markets of the United States.

The Assistant Director will work closely with Director of Advancement Events, and collaboratively with the Assistant Director, Regional Engagement Programs West Coast and prospect managers to develop event concepts that strategically engage and feature principal, major and leadership prospects as hosts or participants for content rich, high-quality events that align with University priorities. Collaboration with West Coast colleague is vital ensure consistency and sharing of best practices across all markets. Outreach, planning and follow-up will be thoughtfully conducted in collaboration with prospect managers to advance relationships and move prospects toward meaningful engagement, leading to increased levels of philanthropic support. Responsibilities also include effective collaboration and partnership with colleagues within Development and Alumni Relations, building upon existing programs where appropriate to further engage the community with one another and with Brown, and collaboration with the Advancement Communications team.

The Assistant Director will directly report to the Director of Advancement Events

This position requires in depth knowledge of the University, its initiatives, and its internal and external constituents to serve as a liaison and representative of the Division of Advancement between Brown’s alumni, parents and friends. The Assistant Director routinely interacts with a variety of University colleagues, including those in Advancement leadership, Development, Alumni Relations, various University administrators, and academic departments and faculty members, among others.


·       Bachelor’s degree and 4 – 6 years relevant experience (development, sales, customer relations, communications and public relations, community organizer, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

·       Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience with fundraising, volunteer management and knowledge of Brown University is highly desired. This position requires flexibility, initiative, a high degree of organizational skills; superior interpersonal skills with ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor and advance a strategic plan that supports the activities of the Advancement Division. This position requires the ability to drive multiple projects from conception to completion.

·       Experience planning and implementing events is required.

·       Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans and activities that support the program and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of Advancement and the fundraising enterprise.

·       Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities. An ability and comfort in meeting and interacting with individuals of considerable social status and affluence is required.

·       Ability to apply good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills; tact and discretion are required to deal with highly confidential alumni, parent, student, family, donor and prospect information.

·       Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines.

·       Advanced knowledge of electronic mail and calendars, the Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social networking, and other software such as web content maintenance, blogs, donor databases, etc.

·       Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

·       Must be able and willing to travel occasionally throughout the United States to attend relevant programs and events and to meet with alumni and parents to further cultivation and engagement strategies.

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All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results 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.

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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.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree