The New School has an ambitious agenda to expand its revenue-positive programming in the areas of online education, noncredit programming, K-12 course offerings, and licensed curriculum. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Open Campus, the Director of Noncredit Adult Programs for Art, Design, and Fashion will collaborate with the Open Campus team as well as deans, department chairs, and faculty for the rapid development and delivery of noncredit curriculum and programming. The Director of Noncredit Adult Programs, Art, Design, and Fashion will oversee curriculum development, review programs, courses, and certificates, identify faculty, provide pedagogical direction, and evaluate instruction.
● Identifies potential noncredit programming in the areas of art, design, and fashion, especially ones that relate to areas of strength at The New School. ● Develops new noncredit programming based on market research and student demand; initiates, researches, develops, and supports new program models and curricula. ● Oversees programming portfolio for curriculum consistency and relevance. ● Identifies and liaises with faculty to design curriculum based on skill-based learning outcomes. Manages development timelines and deliverables. ● Partners with the Senior Director of Distributed Education to identify faculty for online courses; reviews syllabi and lesson plans for online course development. ● Provides academic oversight on proposed online courses/programs. ● Partners with the Manager of Student Services to review refund requests, student complaints, potential grade appeals. Advises on specific student/faculty issues, student course planning, and career advising, as needed. ● Partners with the Open Campus Marketing and Recruitment team to review and develop outreach communications for current and new noncredit programs; monitors website for updates of course descriptions and details; identifies faculty to present at open houses and expos. ● Partners with the Associate Director of Faculty Affairs at Open Campus to plan course schedules and faculty teaching assignments; conducts faculty observations; writes director's reports; conducts potential new faculty interviews; reviews student evaluations and faculty syllabi; develops performance improvement plans and opportunities for faculty professional development; coordinates yearly faculty meetings. ● Identifies potential external partners and manages relationships with them to develop new noncredit programming opportunities in conjunction with these external partners. ● Partners with Academic Manager/Course Planning to analyze student enrollment for course planning and determination of course cancellations per term. ● Works with Frontline and Student Outreach and Engagement to provide information on updates and changes to programming, including inter-office info sessions on new course/certificates.
● Master's degree in art, design, fashion or related field. ● 5 years' experience in developing educational programming for adult learners that includes defined learning outcomes and evaluation metrics. ● Demonstrated experience working in higher education, continuing education or professional development contexts, and flexible education delivery models, including online education. ● Experience hiring and evaluating instructors in a higher education institution. ● Demonstrated experience in pedagogical coaching and professional teaching development in an adult education environment. ● Commitment to working in a fast-paced office actively and efficiently creating innovative coursework.
● Professional experience in the areas of art, design, fashion or related fields. ● Experience leading innovative approaches to new, future-facing learning modalities. ● Familiarity with the professional development and continuing education competitive landscapes.
Internal Number: 17373
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.