Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks a Program Administrator in the School of Design Strategies (SDS), for the Parsons Scholars Program. The Parsons Scholars Program is a need-based three-year art & design college access program for approximately 70 NYC public high school students. During their sophomore through senior year in high school, students from a wide range of high schools dedicate their Saturdays and summers to studying art and design and to exploring a range of careers while preparing for the college admissions process through studio classes, field trips and workshops. A successful candidate in this role must have a strong commitment to the success of our students.
The Program Administrator is a full-time position, and requires a Tuesday through Saturday work week with occasional evenings. This position reports to the Manager of SDS, and is an administrative position governed by a Local 1205 Teamsters union certification. The Parsons Scholars Program and The New School are strongly committed to diversity in the workplace and actively seek applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Responsibilities: - Creation, implementation and management of program level communications, calendar, databases and documentation. - Oversight of all program level academic communications, media promotion and public relations. - Liaise between wide range of constituents, including: program director, School of Design – Strategies staff, Parsons Scholars Program youth advocates, undergraduate mentors, pre-college students, parents, Parsons faculty, and high school teachers and administrators. - Oversight of program public and private events. - Committee administration; including agenda setting, coordination with other schools and offices, communications and reporting. - Implement systems to support program leadership. - Administration and project management of academic partnerships. - Manage program alumni affairs and student groups and coordinate with appropriate university offices. - Additional tasks and committees as assigned.
- Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent experience required. - Prior experience with project management and student supervision. - Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and close attention to detail. - The ability to be self-directed, flexible, proactive, think creatively, and work as a part of a highly collaborative administrative team. - Prior experience in K-12 educational environments. - Interest in education or community engagement. - Familiarity with NYC Department of Education structure, non-profits and/or cultural institutions. - Ability to forge and nurture relationships with multiple constituencies including students, families, faculty, industry professionals, colleges and community organizations. - Fluency in a second language (Spanish, Mandarin, Creole, etc). - Able to effectively and supportively engage with large groups of high school students who represent a wide range of racial, ethnic, religious, gender and sexual identities. - Experience with and strong commitment to social justice and addressing issues faced by historically marginalized communities - Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms.
Internal Number: 16469
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.