The New School's Open Campus offers non-degree programs aimed at both the adult and K-12 markets, and degree programs with non-traditional delivery methods. Currently, more than 500 courses serve students of varying ages (youth, teen, and adult) and pathways (degree, certificate, non-degree, online learner). Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Open Campus, the Director of Art & Design Summer Intensives and Pre-College Programs will be responsible for the curriculum, teaching, and overall program running for the Academy, Summer Intensive Studies, and other future art and design programs for youth & teens.
The ideal candidate will be a thoughtful administrator committed to excellent art and design education. They will also have great interpersonal and communication skills. They need to be able to provide excellent attention to detail. They will, in collaboration with leadership, ensure the highest possible quality of teaching and learning for youth and teen in art and design. They will also partner with colleagues within Open Campus and across The New School to grow art and design offerings for youth and teens.
Lead the strategy and execution of curriculum development and delivery for credit bearing summer intensives and short non-credit exploratory experiences offered after school and on weekends.
Take primary ownership of the development of public programming such as workshops, information sessions and conferences to engage youth and families with art and design activities at Parsons and Open Campus.
With the assistance of the Associate Director of Faculty Affairs, manage, recruit and hire part-time faculty and teaching assistants, and provide curricular development opportunities including syllabi review and teaching evaluation.
Work collaboratively with Open Campus staff and offices across the university to support open enrollment students (and their parents in some cases) before, during and after their time participating in relevant programming.
Lead the development of new curricular initiatives responsive to market research and in consideration of offerings at peer institutions while leveraging the expertise of Parsons faculty.
Participate in the Open Campus Leadership Council to vet and approve updates to the pre-college and summer course offerings, as well as weigh in on curricular changes and developments throughout the Open Campus programming.
Represent Open Campus's programs at public, internal and external events and initiate outreach to external partners for program development and new initiatives.
Provide input and sign off on all relevant marketing materials, including web content, catalogs and other campaigns.
An MA, MFA, MSed, or M.Arch degree or demonstrated equivalence in a field of art and design.
3-5 years of experience in education administration.
Experience leading academic and extracurricular programs for students ages 8-18, particularly in an urban environment.
A flexible schedule that allows for a Tuesday through Saturday schedule in the fall and spring, rotating to a Monday through Friday schedule in summer, and occasional evening hours for meetings and public events.
Experience advising students, meeting with families and preparing students for pre-college, summer, and college experiences.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service via phone/email/walk-ins, targeted outreach and by utilizing strategies to best support young people and promote current student retention.
Experience hiring and assessing pre-college faculty.
Awareness of NYCDOE calendar, common core curriculum, AP and IB standards, badging, and 21st century learning domains.
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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.