Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first free-standing public college of art and design in the UnitedStates. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of theGreater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls over 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
Do you have a passion for arts administration? Are you looking to be part of a community with along standing commitment to public arts education? Are you passionate about providing access and a real pathway to college for Boston area youth? If so, Artward Bound is seeking an experienced and dynamic arts administrator to join our team as an Assistant Director.
The Artward Bound Assistant Director will provide leadership, technical, and strategic support in stewarding Artward Bound’s mission, program goals and activities. Through a JEDI (Justice,Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) lens, this position will work as a collaborator and thought partner to theAB Executive Director. This position will direct program operations and logistics in collaboration with the Program Manager and other administrative staff, instructors, and youth leaders to ensure a successful year-round program. This position reports to the Executive Director of Artward Bound.
This is a grant-funded position.
Salary: $55k - $65k, commensurate with skills and experience.
Supervise organization of program data in partnership with Program Manager including:curriculum, student registration/billing info, profiles, attendance and general program information/data using Google folders
Oversee and manage workflow for any program hiring including: MAService/Commonwealth Corps members, graduate assistants, student employees, faculty and administrative assistants in consultation with the Executive Director.
Supervise and support curriculum and instructional staff
Oversee regular communication with external partners.? Manages logistics, data collection and reporting
Attend meetings and program activities to support students and families outside of the 9-5 workday. During the academic Year Artward Bound is an after school program and the work day is generally from 10-6pm. During the summer the work day is generally from 9-5pm. There are seasonal events that run til 8pm or Saturday events throughout the year.
Impact of Actions
Final authority on all actions is at the discretion of the Executive Director; however this position has authority to develop, create and contribute to systems, practices and outcomes that aid in a successful and effective positive youth development program.
Artward Bound has established program structures and methods for program operation, management and data collection. The position does require curiosity and responsiveness to meet the needs (academic, social/emotional and artistic) of students over the four year arc of the program. Data drives our work. AB is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students/families and uses different procedures for different situations where appropriate.
Interacts professionally with youth, families and internal and external community partners
Participate and represent the program in regular meetings both internally and externally
Attend and participate in committees where appropriate
Physical Effort (This is an example of office positions)Occasional (15%) - Reaching, pushing, grasping and pulling. Lifting of up to 20 pounds.Frequent (25%) - Walking/standing and going to classrooms/meetings.Constant (67-100%) - Viewing of the computer screen and reports, sitting, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
1. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Develop and manage partnerships and programs, facilitating collaborations between internal and external community partners, staff, students, and faculty in support of Artward Bound’s mission, goals, and program activities.
Manage and report on program budgets, hiring and fiscal processes, payroll, and purchasing in consultation with the Program Manager and Executive Director.
Build connections with MassArt academic departments to enhance opportunities forAB students.
Support the Executive Director in semester planning and other related activities for year-round programming, including supervision of AB staff where appropriate.
2. PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
Cultivate and build relationships with Boston Public Schools and strategic partners.
Reimagine and implement a robust recruitment process for enrollment and retention of Boston Public High School students.
Collaborate with the JET office to support accessible pathways for BIPoC youth and mentors from K-12 through college and beyond.
Engage in the current discourse within college access / higher education, youth development, and community engagement (e.g. through scholarship, presentation, professional development).
3. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION
Collaborate with Program Manager, classroom based staff, and faculty to support curriculum development in Art and academics to prepare students for success in college and beyond.
Research and develop workforce development and apprenticeship learning opportunities in arts and design.
Partner with MassArt Admissions, Financial Aid, and other related areas to supportAB students’ admission to and retention at MassArt.o Build curricular connections and strategic opportunities within MassArt including but not limited to: Art Education, Studio Foundation, Compass, Youth Programs,Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and the MassArt Art Museum.
4. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Co-manage detailed program and student data in collaboration with the ProgramManager and Registrar's Office to ensure current and accurate data collection and registration practices.
Create, manage, and evolve responsive systems for collecting data over time(internal and external)
Create user friendly surveys, data analysis, and data visualizations to tell the Artward Bound story and measure progress.
Support Executive Director and Institutional Advancement staff in grant writing, reporting, and related fundraising and donor cultivation activities.
Participate in regular meetings with the Director of Grants and MassArt’s Institutional Advancement office as needed
6. Promote the University’s commitment to diversity, collegiality, and service excellence by:
Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Art, Education or related field.
Experience: Five years administrative experience working with urban youth in community,
education, and/or arts program settings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated commitment to racial/social justice and support of BIPoC communities
Demonstrated systems thinking through implementation of day to day program logistics
Demonstrated experience supervising staff through a mentorship model lens
Excellent listening skills, listens to understand
Excellent public speaking; ability to articulate mission and goals of program
Excellent facilitation skills, ability to provide meaningful and engaging student, staff and community workshops and professional development
Skillful in recruitment strategies based on data, as well as branding and messaging
Knowledge of arts and academic curriculum for high school students.
Demonstrated experience with college access for high school students
Demonstrated experience with fiscal / budgetary systems
Proactively addressing issues and creating solutions
Expertise in using the Google Platform (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms & Classroom)
Grant writing experience organizing budgets, synthesizing information and narrative writing
Knowledge of youth development approaches to supporting youth
Ability to collaborate and work well with others
Good sense of humor and curiosity
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Able to manage multiple deadlines
Ability to interact professionally with youth, families and internal and external community partners
Superior time management and organizational skills
Excellent data management, analysis and reporting skills (Excel)
Picking up and securing program supplies when needed
Masters Degree in Art, Education, Administration or related field preferred
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Assistant Director of Artward Bound Supplemental Questionnaire (* Required Question)
* 1. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Art, Education, or a related field?Yes/No
* 2. Do you have at least five years of administrative experience working with urban youth in community, education, and/or arts program settings?Yes/No
* 3. Are you a member of the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) union?Yes/No
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks.Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups.Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.
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