Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising and Career Development (AACD), the Assistant Director (AD) of AACD for Parsons School of Design is responsible for providing management in AACD for all aspects of the office and is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs and initiatives that strengthen relationships with faculty, students, and employers, and contribute to student success, persistence, and retention. As such, the AD is an integral member of the Student Success leadership and provides advice, support, mentoring, and formal supervision to Student Success Advisors (SSA) and Senior Student Success Advisors (SSSA).
Primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Working closely with the Associate Director and Director, sets strategy and ensures efficient execution of the AACD functions at The New School to enhance student retention, persistence, and success
- Supervise several SSA and SSSA and contribute to the creation and ongoing evaluation of professional development plans and performance appraisals of that/those individuals
- Manage the design, implementation, assessment and revision of programs to serve specific student populations
- Assist the Director in the development of policies, short and long-range goals, budget expenditure and special projects.
- Collaborate with faculty and administrators to create an academic and career development curriculum that supports students both academically and professionally
- Establish measurable standards that assess the effectiveness of newly implemented programs and identify the strengths and weaknesses
- Collect and analyze data to evaluate the success of new initiatives and programs including student and employer surveys.
- Developmentally advise students in academic, career, and success goal-setting and achievement via scheduled and walk-in appointments
- Exercise impeccable discretion to implement University, school-specific, and program-specific policies with respect to student status at the university by evaluating and adjudicating policy implementation with respect to degree requirements and student standing
- Chair and serve on committees, both internal and external to AACD
- Establish and cultivate relationships with departments and schools to ensure accurate and timely communication of program needs, obstacles, and questions with respect to student success, persistence, and retention
- Establish industry and academic relationships beneficial to the students and department’s mission
- Other duties and/or committees as assigned
- Master’s degree and 2 years of experience supervising or co-supervising individuals
- 6-8 years related experience in higher education with a focus on student engagement and advising
- Experience in subjects taught at Parsons School of Design
- Must have conducted a 360-degree evaluation and be evaluated positively by peers, supervisors, and students
- Superior student services skills
- Experience implementing policy as pertains to student status at a college or university
- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences
- Proven abilities in personal judgment and critical thinking skills to help others make values-based decisions regarding academic, career, and other success paths
- Strong presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications
- Able to lift and carry objects, less than 40 pounds, on occasion
- Master’s degree in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or a field related to academic offerings at The New School
- 8 or more years professional work experience in higher education, with a focus on advising
- Experience in Fashion
- Knowledge of Banner, DegreeWorks, and Starfish
- Experience with NACADA, EAB, NACE, NASPA, LinkedIn or other advising-related professional organizations and tools
In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.
Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.
Interested candidates must apply online at:https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/15521
About this company
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.
Location/Region: New York, NY (US - 10011)