Rhode Island School of Design is actively seeking two part-time temporary Program Managers, to join the Continuing Education Department:
Program Manager, Digital Foundations, which includes animation, photography, film-video and interactive.
Program Manager, Design Studies, which includes graphic design, architecture, interior design, and product development.
The temporary Program Manager is responsible for researching, planning, staffing, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and implementing offerings in Digital Foundations or Design Studies, including certificate programs, courses, seminars and special events, in areas such as; (Design Studies) Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Product Development, (Digital Foundations) UX/UI, and Video. Actively engages other Program Managers, technology staff and key CE faculty in order to develop, recommend, implement and assess online learning initiatives in Design Studies. Hires, orients, supervises and evaluates course instructors. Maintains standards of current programs and proposes ideas for new programs. Makes suggestions for cross-disciplinary initiatives and for the integration of technology into traditional by-hand subject areas. Serves as the initial point of contact on a variety of Design Studies and Digital Foundations inquiries/issues and engages faculty, staff, and students as appropriate to reply/resolve.
Research, develop, recommend, implement and evaluate assigned programs and courses for CE. Keep current with external trends, needs, and interests and actively consult with practitioners to identify areas appropriate for development.
Serve as subject matter expert and central point of contact for all assigned programs and ensure that standards, procedures, and academic policies are maintained and updated as appropriate. Collaborate with CE staff to resolve issues regarding grades, instructor relations, and satisfaction with courses and course content.
Recruit, train, contract and evaluate selected faculty. Responsible for overall communication with instructors. Engage the CE staff to solve a variety of logistical and supplies issues.
Prepare comprehensive descriptions for all courses and programs in his/her area for final review and approval by the Executive Director. Ensure the timely flow of course descriptions/content and contract information.
Provide suggestions to the Associate Director on marketing efforts relevant to programs in his/her area and troubleshoots issues as requested by supervisor.
Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.
BFA, BA/BS required, MA, MFA preferred, in appropriate disciplines such as art, design, art education, arts management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three to five years of experience in art education and/or program development/implementation in an arts or continuing education environment. Digital Foundations applicants must have subject matter expertise in one or ideally multiple of the following areas: animation, photography, film-video and interactive; Design Studies applicants must have subject matter expertise in one or ideally multiple of the following areas: graphic design, architecture, interior design and product development
Demonstrated understanding and ability to stay abreast of current trends and developments in various art, design, and technology fields within assigned program areas.
Understanding of learning management systems and online learning tools as well as some familiarity with registration database software packages.
Prior supervisory experience
Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Teaching at the post-secondary level, a plus.
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Internal Number: R-00474
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.