Every summer, for the month of July, Pratt Institute sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. The program attracts about 400 students, both domestic and international. It is an intensive immersion experience with most students living on campus, and studying in a program of art, design or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. The PreCollege Program Assistant works directly with the Program Director to support all aspects of the organization and implementation of the Summer PreCollege Program including but not limited to the administration of admissions, faculty and student orientations, lectures, social and cultural events occurring both on and off campus and a final exhibition. The position will work closely with, and supervise student employees and mentors.
The Program Assistant will work full-time hours (35 hours per week) on a temporary basis from April 1st to August 2nd, 2019. This position is temporary, ending on 8/2/19. Hours may include weekends and evenings during the month of July.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize faculty and student employment orientation
Organize student orientation
Plan art history museum visits
Plan friday lecture series
Monitor weekend off-campus and on-campus social and cultural activities
Monitor HW space
Plan Final exhibition
Review of student applications in DocuWare
Send out admissions decisions
Monitor international student requirements
Organize required forms for respective departments
Review scholarship awards and support Scholarship Committee Meetings
Support hiring of student employees
Monitor program and area task lists with office student employees
Act as head of program on weekends during the month of July
Solve problems/issues collaboratively that may arise to make program run smoother
Keep records of budgets/costs for student employment, honorariums, reimbursements etc.
Oversee hiring paperwork for faculty
Maintain daily email correspondence as well as in person and phone inquiries
Support social media platforms
Support registration process
Organize course matrix for registration
Build program/course schedules in coordination with Registrar's office to create schedules and find appropriate studios/rooms
Arrange meetings with prospective students, teachers and departments
Provide leadership and direction for prospective and incoming students and parents; guidance with registration and application process
Communicate with various Pratt departments, i.e. Office of International Affairs, Security Office, Academic Offices, Residential Life and Housing etc.
Offer prospective students campus tours if Admissions tours are not running
Education: Minimum BA/BS/BFA in art history, art/education, or fine arts
Experience: The ideal candidate has two to three years of experience in education, specifically working with high school students in an educational environment. Some teaching and programming experience would be helpful. Candidate should be familiar with New York City and Pratt Institute
Skills: Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, experience with main social media platforms (facebook, instagram, twitter) and social tools (tweetdeck, etc.), self-sufficient learning new skills
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Internal Number: 109081205
About Pratt Institute
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.