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Manager, Center for Public Scholarship

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applications must include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

September 4, 2017

Position Title: Manager, Center for Public Scholarship
Requisition Number: 0206072393
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: NSSR/Dean's Office

The New School’s Center for Public Scholarship promotes free inquiry and public discussion through public conferences, lectures and panel discussions. The Center’s events are dedicated to enhancing public understanding of pressing social issues as a way of influencing public policy and fostering change

• Work with Director to establish Center’s short and long-term priorities
• Set and review annual benchmarks for public programs including lecture series and large multi-day conferences
• With the Director, set annual agendas, including events calendar, needs for fundraising and public outreach
• Write letters of inquiry, grant proposals and final grant reports, coordinating fundraising support and strategy with university development team and other university officers
• Manage the Center’s annual budget, including individual grants, contracts, consultants and vendors
• Plan, supervise, and manage promotional campaigns and initiate social media promotion for all events
• Manage all event and conference logistics
• Implement communications program, design marketing materials, and manage Center website
• Initiate and maintain communication with all speakers
• Train and supervise student assistants
• Ensure all development and promotional timeline benchmarks are met, providing timely communications and status reporting throughout each project’s life cycle

Minimum Qualifications:

•Minimum 3 years proven track record in events planning and coordination at an educational or cultural institution or other nonprofit
•Minimum 2 years of producing persuasive written materials (writing sample will be required, after initial application)
•Grant writing experience
•Master’s Degree in the social sciences or humanities
•Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, social media, and related applications
•Ability to lead and coordinate multiple projects, set and meet deadlines, and manage strict timelines
•Possess a proactive work style and high energy
•Flexible work schedule with occasional evening hours
•Knowledge of HTML or web design platforms a plus
•Knowledge of foundation community and their interests a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have an interest in public policy and/or human rights. Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ideally have some experience with Access, HTML, Publisher, Dreamweaver or other design platforms.

Job Family: New School for Social Research
Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must include a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

Posting Date: 08/29/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED or High School Graduate
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
  2. * How many years of related experience do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5+
  3. * What is your desired salary range for this position?
    • $40,000 - $45,000
    • $46,000 - $50,000
    • $51,000 - $55,000
    • $56,000 - $60,000
    • $61,000 - $65,000
    • $66,000 - $70,000
    • $70,000+

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample