Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks a full-time Program Administrator in the School of Fashion (SOF), which consists of graduate and undergraduate academic programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Design & Society, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Management, and Textile Design. The school has approximately 350 full and part-time faculty and over 1200 students.Â
The Program Administrator must be able to develop and implement systems to support the programs. The Program Administrator must also possess strong organizational and communication skills and be a flexible and collaborative member of the school-based administrative team. They will work closely with the schoolâ™s Associate Director of Operations, Program Directors, as well as other Parsons colleagues providing effective program support. This position reports to the Associate Director of Operations.
This is an administrative position governed by a Local 1205 Professional Teamsters union certification.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.Â
Planning and execution of program public and private events.
Oversight of program calendar and academic communications, media promotion and public relations, including content for the school website.
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 a suite of school programs to university offices including Admissions, Advising, and Marketing & Communications.
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.
Bachelorâ™s Degree required or equivalent experience.Â
Prior experience with project management and supervision of student employees.
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.
The ability to work the occasional evenings or weekends.
Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy.Â
Experience with Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite desired.
Hybrid/Split - Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus (ex 1-4x/week) and also work some of the time remotely.Â
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.