Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Tishman Environment and Design Center is a research and action center housed at The New School university in New York City. The Tishman Environment and Design Center integrates bold design, policy and social justice approaches to tackle the climate crisis and advance environmental justice. We serve as a resource center for environmental justice communities and as the sustainability hub for the New School campus community.
We are a collaborative resource center and convenor for environmental justice groups, designers, policy makers, students and faculty that supports and advances bold environmental and climate justice action in accordance with the Jemez Principles.
We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated Program Coordinator to support all aspects of the Tishman Center programming and action. The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Assistant Director. This is a part-time position working 21 hours per week.
Job responsibilities include: ●Contribute to the planning and execution of public and private events and provide oversight of Center calendar ●Contribute to the Tishman Center's Annual Earth Week Celebration helping to develop content and provide logistical support ●Staff occasional evening and weekend events such as Earth Week ●Coordinate regular team meetings, draft agendas, and provide record keeping for ongoing projects ●Contribute to the Center's external research projects by providing background research and data visualization ●Maintain and advance Tishman Center website and social media ●Provide logistical and administrative support to Center staff including some HR and expense reporting duties ●Create promotional and marketing materials such as flyers and social media campaigns; using Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as InDesign ●Other tasks as needed
●Excellent interpersonal skills ●Experience contributing to and/or managing complex, long-term projects ●Excellent research and writing skills ●Design and technical skills such as Adobe Creative Cloud, QGIS, Microsoft Office, and/or web design ●Experience in social media and marketing ●Excellent organizational skills ●Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
●Bachelor's degree and/or 2 years experience in environmental/social justice movements, community development, community organizing, urban studies or related field or a master's degree in a related field ●A deep interest in environmental and social justice
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a writing sample and two job references (please include full name, e-mail address, and telephone number) along with your resume and cover letter.
This position offers opportunities for professional growth within the initiative. Candidates interested in developing a career in environmental justice, grassroots movements and/or community engagement will be given priority. The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
Position would begin immediately and go through June 2020 with an opportunity for an extension contingent upon funding and performance. This is part-time position. Benefits and tuition waiver eligible.
Internal Number: 17999
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.