Associate Director of Curricular Partnerships Parsons School of Design
Working collaboratively with the academic leadership, faculty and the Parsons Dean's Council, the Associate Director will be responsible for initiating and managing new and existing curricular partnerships for Parsons. This twelve-month full-time position reports to the Director of Events and Partnerships.
The Associate Director of Curricular Partnerships will work alongside the Executive Dean, School Deans, Associate Dean to establish potential projects/partners and further improve the effectiveness of existing projects through increasing the level of engagement, resources and support from curricular external partners.
Principle aspects or overarching objectives of the role will be to:
Initiate new strategic partnerships in alignment with the evolution of the curriculum that support both the present and the future pedagogical vision of Parsons Build relationships with representatives from industry and key stakeholders in order to deepen ties within our community. Work collaboratively to establish long-range goals for partnerships that enhance the Parsons identity at large. Establish interdisciplinary projects between schools and/or programs, as well as with Parsons Design Lab. Plan and implement major activities such as conferences, collaborative partnerships, and educational programs to support identified needs and issues in our community. This is a grant funded position slated to end, June 30, 2021.
Curricular partner project administration: Communicates protocols for course based curricular lead projects, open contests and exhibitions. Negotiate and establish project terms with curricular external partners and liaise with General Counsel Office on contract terms for all projects and partnerships. Budget management and development working with the Senior Directors of Grants & Restricted in the Dean's Office. Works with the Office of Development as needed on a variety of tasks related to projects: setting up of funds, scholarships and evaluating new relationships
Other: Participate in Division or institution wide committees as appropriate. Performs other tasks as assigned.
Master's degree required or Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience. Demonstrated experience in grant solicitation and oversight. Excellent project-management, organizational and inter-personal service skills; highlighting excellence in relationship building. Minimum of five years relevant administrative experience; scheduling, event planning or related work preferred. High level of computer proficiency in Google Drive, MS Office, and on-line database systems. Ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, and follow-through on multiple tasks while maintaining a high degree of accuracy, speed and poise. Ability to communicate well with different populations at the University as well as a range of external curricular partners and other organizations. Experience with Concur, Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite desired.
Internal Number: 18028
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.