Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks a Program Administrator in the School of Fashion which consists of graduate and undergraduate academic programs in a range of fashion disciplines. The Program Administrator will support the MPS in Fashion Management graduate program leadership in all aspects of program implementation including the launch in Fall 2019. The ideal candidate will possess strong organization and communication skills and must be professional, flexible and collaborative. The candidate should be amenable to a flexible schedule as classes for the program will meet intensively and on weekends. The candidate must also be able to develop and implement systems and think quickly on his/her feet to resolve scheduling, structural and situational problems and challenges as they arise. This is an administrative position governed by the 1205 and will report to the Manager, School of Fashion.
Responsibilities: ● Planning and execution of program public and private MPS events. ● Oversight of program calendar and academic communications, media promotion and public relations. ● Managing and coordination of the timeline and commitments with external partnerships. ● Committee management including agenda setting, coordination with other schools and offices, communications and reporting. ● Budget implementation, expense reporting, and travel support for program directors and guests. ● Implement systems to support program leadership. ● Primary liaison for degree programs to university offices including Admissions, Advising, and Marketing & Communications, and Open Campus. ● Administration of curricular projects and external partnerships including project management. ● Manage program alumni affairs and student groups and coordinate with faculty representation and university offices. ● Provide program data and support to Manager, Course Planning and Manager, Part-Time Faculty Affairs. ● Additional tasks and committees as assigned.
● Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree with equivalent experience required. ● Prior experience with project management and staff supervision. ● Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, close attention to detail, and strong organizational and time management abilities. ● The ability to be self-directed, flexible, proactive, think creatively, and work as a part of an administrative team. ● Prior experience in higher education and/or event planning preferred. ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps and social media platforms. ● Experience with Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite desired.
Internal Number: 16960
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.