Engagement and Partnerships Manager

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page for further information.

About the Opportunity:

The Engagement and Partnerships Manager at the Annenberg Institute contributes to the Institute’s multi-tiered work to support local schools while advancing high-impact, research-based practice in education. The incumbent manages Brown University’s partnerships with Providence Public Schools, other Rhode Island K12 schools, and adjacent education-related youth-serving organizations. The Engagement and Partnerships Manager cultivates deep relationships with community members in local K12 schools in order to understand community needs and aspirations and serve as an effective connector to Brown University resources, including students and research faculty who are seeking to learn with community partners. A key facet of the Engagement and Partnerships Manager role is managing the Brown Tutoring Corps (BTC), which deploys well-prepared Brown University students to provide high-impact tutoring and academic mentoring in RI K12 schools. The Manager will continue to align the BTC with current research on high-impact tutoring in collaboration with the Annenberg Institute team, drive local impact through continuous program improvement, and develop systems for monitoring success and reporting insights applicable throughout RI and beyond. In the future, the Engagement and Partnerships Manager might participate in the development of similar research-based programs to support local schools and students.


Aligned with Brown University’s Community Engagement Agenda: A Call to Partnership and Action and the strategic aims of the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, the incumbent manages and supports impactful, reciprocal, and sustainable partnerships at the school- and classroom levels as a member of the Annenberg Institute’s local impact team. The Annenberg Institute is Brown University’s education research institute, a hub at Brown University for conducting and engaging with education research for impact. Annenberg’s partnerships connect researchers and practitioners, deepening relationships across the educational system and transforming policy and practice through ongoing collaboration, including with local K12 schools. The Engagement and Partnerships Manager also serves as an integral part of a wider team at Brown dedicated to Rhode Island K12 partnerships and coordinates across Brown units on both regular and annual projects (e.g. College Day at Brown).

This is a fixed term position with the possibility of renewal annually. This position is contingent on funding.


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Education, Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration, or related field, and at least 3-5 years of experience in education-related project management or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with K12 settings and deep experience in Providence K12 schools preferred.
  • Experience with constituent relationship management software (such as Salesforce) is preferred.


  • Sustain a project from inception to completion, with the ability to manage details and input from multiple stakeholders.
  • Effectively plans and prioritizes when faced with competing deadlines: remains flexible, takes the initiative, and follows through on strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrated experience with community engagement and working knowledge of guiding principles for ethical and effective campus-community engagement.
  • Strong sense of ownership and attention to detail: notices and fixes errors that others might overlook. Acknowledges mistakes and turns them into learning opportunities. Shows initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and accessibly to a variety of stakeholders through writing and visual design.
  • Manages a high volume of work with efficiency: Has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Plans ahead to make deadlines.
  • Understands the impact of a project directly to and across various functions, as well as to the overall institute and field. Integrates organizational and team goals into the project scope and deliverables; develops metrics to track progress towards goals, and solves for project and organizational dependencies.
  • Proficiency in Google Suites, MS Office, and web navigation.
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

To apply, please upload a Resume, Cover Letter, and unofficial transcript in one single .pdf document.

Background and education check required.

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