This position oversees the financial, administrative, technical, physical, and human resource operations of the Department of Visual Art, and serves as a liaison between the Visual Art Department and the University, including other departments and centers, offices responsible for determining University policy such as the Dean of the Faculty, Dean of the College, Registrar, Human Resources, Controllerâ™s Office, Budget Office, Environmental Health and Services, ORA, Facilities, etc.
The Academic Department Manager develops and implements new internal policies, procedures, and protocols as needed. This position is the financial manager within Visual Art and oversees half a million-dollar budget, including restricted endowments and gifts. This position has a complete and thorough understanding of Visual Artâ™s programs, services, and processes required to manage day-to-day operations, supervise staff members, a rotating cohort of Teaching Assistants, and collaborates with the Chair in short and long-term planning and projects.
This position also plays a crucial role in supporting the departmentâ™s role in the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) by coordinating events and event reporting to the BAI.
Education and Experience
BA degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience, plus 5-7 years of experience with a background in arts management or administration including prior financial and supervisory experience.
Supervisory experience preferred.Â
Strong financial management and grant experience required.
Strong analytical skills
Strong inclusive management skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, students) to achieve shared results.
Working knowledge of studio practices, tools, materials, and safety
Ability to carry out the management mission of an academic unit in a complex environment
A team player who is able to listen well, inspire others, and lead by example.
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) & Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Calendar, tasks, etc.), Workday, Filemarker, and familiarity with Student Information Systems, html and/or and webpage editing, and demonstrated disposition to learn new systems and software.
Tactful handling of delicate and confidential situations, including the handling of highly confidential material received or originated by the Department.
Proven ability to evaluate and make sound recommendations on complex issues.
Familiarity with University operations, including Facilities and project management.
Proven track record in supporting and engaging with organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task effectively without supervision, setting priorities among multiple deadlines and working with regular interruption.
Ability to identify the need for and design efficient procedures for streamlining processes and dealing with challenging situations in a busy office.
Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.Â
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
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Internal Number: REQ170707
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