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Reporting to the Senior Director of Graduate Admission for The New School, the Assistant Director will manage the day-to-day communication activities for the Parsons graduate and associate programs as well as represent The New School's full range of graduate degree program offerings at recruitment events on and off campus. To achieve enrollment goals, the successful individual will work closely with faculty, administrators, current and prospective students at Parsons School of Design. This position will assist in all phases of the recruitment/admissions process.
This position is based at our NYC campus and requires extensive travel throughout the United States, and potential for international travel as planned. The incumbent must be flexible to work weekends and evenings during high travel season and other high volume admission times. The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Represents Parsons as well as The New School graduate programs in a full range of recruitment and admission activities and special events both on and off campus
Interview and counsel students on admission requirements and provide basic financial aid and scholarship information to prospective student and families
Oversee the processing, scheduling, and review of admission applications for assigned graduate school(s) within Parsons School of Design.
Liaise with graduate academic programs regarding the review, recruitment and outreach activities for their academic disciplines.
Oversight and lead of an essential team operation. With consideration for the candidate's background, these projects may include: the management of the graduate-wide travel recruitment plan, the supervision of student employees, and/or the planning and writing of student-facing communications.
Application file review for graduate degree applications
Create hiring plans for efficient onboarding and use of busy season temp staff as needed (for file reading and travel)
Participate as Parsons graduate team strategist for innovative event planning on- and off-campus; information sessions, National Portfolio Day, Open House, online chats and webinars, FaceBook Live and Admitted Student Days.
Execute and analyze reports to assess effectiveness of admission rating policies and procedures and resulting merit awards
Collaborates with the Senior Director of Graduate Admission to implement recruitment strategies, and conduct relevant planning initiatives for recruitment and outreach
Management of projects as assigned by the Senior Director of Graduate Admission
Bachelor's degree required
3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions
Demonstrated computer knowledge/skills such as MS Office
Knowledge of Adobe Suite programs is desired
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong professional, interpersonal and presentation skills Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the progressive mission of The New School
Valid driver's license
Ability to travel
Saturday and evening hours are required
BANNER, Slate experience desirable
Art background or previous experience working in art/design field or admissions
Internal Number: 19956
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.