The New School for Social Research (NSSR), one of five academic divisions of The New School, seeks a creative, student-oriented, highly organized individual to lead and implement a comprehensive range of programs for graduate students including academic advising and degree progress review, Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, registration, academic petitions, and community engagement programs to meet the social justice, diversity and inclusion mission of The New School. The NSSR, which enrolls over 700 students and offers the M.A. and Ph.D. in the social sciences, philosophy and history, is known internationally for its commitment to progressive ideas and its rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.
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.
●Oversee all academic advising for MA, MS, and PhD students, including supervision of part-time coordinator of student advising and 10-12 departmental student advisors ●Ensures that academic and university policies and procedures concerning students are followed appropriately. ●In coordination with the Provost's Office, University Registrar, NSSR Dean and faculty develop, set and implement student academic affairs policies related to grades, transfer credits, registration, time-to-degree extensions ●Act as liaison to all offices of Financial Aid and Student Success, including Student Disabilities Services, Student Crisis and Counseling, International Student and Scholar Services, Student Health Services, Student Advocacy, and Office of Social Justice Initiatives on issues related to NSSR students. ●Conduct bi-annual academic reviews of academic progress of all NSSR students in consultation with department chairs and program directors. ●Coordinate and approve Inter-University Doctoral Consortium registrations and policies ●Oversee the selection of Academic Student Workers from NSSR. ●Manage travel and research stipend, and conference and project grant competitions awarding to NSSR students ●Develop and lead student engagement programs to increase retention of students. ●Act as point-person to the NSSR student union, departmental student associations and other student groups ●Develop and oversee written/email/newsletter communications to students and the development of student stories (with the Director of Communications). ●Supervise Executive Secretary and student assistants. ●Other duties as assigned by the vice dean.
●Proven experience handling duties of increasing importance in higher education administration; ●Ability to work with a diverse community of students and faculty, manage staff including student workers, oversee and efficiently manage projects in a fast-paced environment, and collaborate effectively with a senior management team. ●MA/MS degree; ●At least 3 years higher education student services experience; ●Excellent interpersonal, communications, analytical and organizational skills; ●Strong computer skills with proficiency in Windows-based environments and ability to use complex student records databases.
●Student services experience in a graduate school environment. ●PhD degree or equivalent.
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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.