Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information, the Special Assistant to the Dean of the School of Information will manage communications and coordinate projects that involve external stakeholders, including prospective students, alumni, and external organizations/companies, as well as other projects as needed.
Pratt Institute has a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan. Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information science, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.
Projects that the Special Assistant to the Dean will coordinate include, but are not limited to:
Events and communications for prospective students, either in support of the Dean, program coordinators, or independently
Course-based partnerships with external organizations
Alumni communication and events
Communication to relevant audiences through social media, newsletters, web, etc.
Other projects as necessary
The position may involve occasional travel, including in New York City and beyond. The position is based at Pratt Manhattan Center on 14th St in New York City and the hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30a-6:30pm.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two years of post-college work experience. Background in working in higher education is a plus. Interest in the academic programs offered by the School of Information is required.
Excellent communication in both verbal and written contexts
Strong capacity to liaise with external organizations and persons through excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to use social media and digital tools to accomplish work objectives.
Use creativity in creating high-quality communication and graphics materials, including through the use of tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Ability to create high-quality digital photography (e.g., through use of a DSLR camera)
Ability to collaborate with faculty and administration to achieve school goals in a collegial manner, while exercising discretion when necessary.
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: 111222900
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.