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The New School Temporary Associate Director, Civic Engagement & Social Justice in New York, New York


As the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice searches for a full time Associate Director we are seeking a temporary employee to assist with the following duties. Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, with specific days onsite and others remote

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.

CESJ Programs

● Manage social media accounts

● Supervise summer student workers on social media planning, newsletter editing, updating CESJ website content, and fall event planning

● Co-plan, prepare, and co-facilitate in-person First Year Fellows and New Student Orientation presentations the weeks of August 15th and 22nd

● Coordinate Mini-Grant program (fall): promotion of mini grants, support students in application process, lead application review committee, and manage payments

● Supervise Mini-Grant Graduate Assistant

General Administrative duties will include:

● Organizing digital files

● Submitting payment requisitions

● Submit room, facilities, and IT requests for events and meetings

● Managing and responding to the CESJ general email

● Communicate regularly with the Director of CESJ

● Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree

● 4+ years work experience within an office setting

● Demonstrated understanding and/or experience with the principles in the field of academic community engagement, community-campus partnerships and/or social justice activism

● Experience advising and mentoring individual students or cohorts of students.

● Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities

● Outstanding interpersonal communication and facilitation skills including deep listening, public speaking, and professional writing

● Intercultural experience and comfort working with diverse groups of students, faculty and community organizations

● Facility in working both collaboratively and independently as part of a highly productive team

● Flexibility, sense of humor, and ability to adapt easily to shifting priorities and deadlines are necessary attributes for a successful candidate

● Proficiency in Microsoft, Google Suite, and social media platforms

● Proficiency in using Asana and Slack

● Ability to adhere to University COVID -19 Policy and requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

● Masters degree in related field

● Experience working within a liberal arts college and/or higher education context

● Curriculum and workshop design experience

● Experience or deep awareness of Financial Aid processes and procedures within Higher Education

● Supervising and training student workers