Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, seeks a full-time Manager, Course Planning in the School of Design Strategies, which consists of graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The position reports to the Director, Course Planning.
The Manager, Course Planning will work primarily with all Undergraduate and Graduate Program Directors within the school, the Manager of Part-time Faculty, and in partnership with the Parsons Dean's Office to plan and build curriculum. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. The Manager will also assure the adherence to budget and related deadlines as a critical responsibility.
Responsibilities: - Strategically project-manage the course planning process through to the successful implementation of curriculum working closely with academic leadership and program directors.
This includes: - Serving as key member of college's Course Planning team to ensure program delivery is implemented efficiently and within budget. Contribute to the production of related space, fiscal and faculty resource needs assessment. - Managing and monitoring course enrollments actively through the registration process to improve efficiency while ensuring positive student registration outcomes. - Developing and implementing strategies to optimize school's enrollment/headcounts in courses and in consideration of enrollment history/data.Providing strategic recommendations for course additions and cancellations when necessary. - Overseeing, tracking and efficiently resolving student requests related to course registration for all populations working in partnership with admissions, advisors and planners. - Actively participating in key committees such as School Leadership and School Curriculum in order to anticipate, quantify and plan for impact of curricular changes and enrollment shifts. - Leading discussions with program directors, academic leadership, and advisors to assess the impact of new programs and curricular changes for students and faculty; facilitate communication within the school to inform students, faculty and staff about curricular developments, policy changes, and registration matters. - Actively engaging with the Director and Assistant Director of Course Planning to assure instructional spaces are designed to adequately accommodate courses including attributes (i.e. software, hardware, furniture, and adjacencies, etc); analyzing data provided by Dean's Office to support future capital planning; serving as point-person on all room scheduling matters for the school. - Working in concert with the Manager of Part-Time Faculty Affairs to assure part-time faculty obligations are realized; supporting processes to identify need for and proper placement of Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows; assuring placement for Full-Time Faculty. - Managing the review and executing the implementation of curricular changes as approved by the School, Parsons and University Curriculum Committees. - Supervising and providing ongoing oversight in the production, completion, submission, proofing and revising of key documentation for over 900 classes in the fall, spring and summer semesters. - Creating and maintaining shared schedule documentation containing information including, but not limited to, overall curricular program offerings, faculty assignments, course meeting days and times, and room assignments. - Creating and maintaining shared curricular documentation containing information including, but not limited to, course pedagogy, course descriptions, co- and prerequisite information, room-type preferences, adjacencies, seat reservations, and course restrictions. - Performing additional tasks as required.
- Master's degree or equivalent experience required with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree - Minimum of three years' relevant administrative experience - Demonstrated ability to analyze, summarize, and draw conclusions from large datasets - High level of computer proficiency in Google Drive, MS Office, and online database systems; strong knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software is essential - Ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, and follow-through on multiple tasks while maintaining high degree of accuracy, speed and poise - Ability to communicate well with different populations at the University including faculty, students and staff - Excellent task-management, organizational and inter-personal/service skills
Internal Number: 16458
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.