The New School was founded by forward-thinking educators in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of a traditional college education. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, socially engaged university administrator to serve as a Manager of Academic Advising for Parsons School of Design.
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.Â
The Manager of Academic Advising (MAA) is responsible for providing academic advising according to degree requirements and studentsâ™ abilities and aspirations to help students persist to graduation. The MAA is an integral member of the Academic Advising team and reports to leadership in Academic Advising.Â
Holistically advise a caseload of students one to one and in group settings in support of their retention and overall success
Design a plan for each academic probationary student to help them overcome obstacles to success.
Manages a team of academic advisors, as well as works collaboratively with Human Resources and Labor Relations to support the performance management process, grievances and personnel matters
Exercise impeccable discretion to implement University, school-specific, and program-specific policies with respect to student status at the university by evaluating and adjudicating various requests such as but not limited to transfer credits evaluation, advanced placement, and exceptions to degree requirements
Provide input to dismissal appeals and readmission requests after suspension and dismissal
Faculty-Facing Program Administration
Establish and cultivate relationships with administrators and faculty to ensure accurate and timely communication of student needs, obstacles, and questions;
Serve as a liaison to faculty in assigned programs regarding academic planning, curriculum, and career outcomes; attend and participate in regular meetings held by programs and schools.
Bachelorâ™s degree and 2 or more years related experience in higher education with a focus on student engagement and advising
Superior student services skills
Experience implementing policy as pertains to student status at a college or university
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differencesÂ
Proven abilities in personal judgment and critical thinking skills to help others make values-based decisions regarding academic, career, and other success paths
Strong presentation, written, and verbal communication skillsÂ
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a teamÂ
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applicationsÂ
Able to lift and carry objects, less than 40 pounds, on occasionÂ
Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 PolicyÂ
Masterâ™s degree in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or a field related to academic offerings at The New School
3-5 or more years of professional work experience in higher education, with a focus on advising
Knowledge of Banner, DegreeWorks, and Starfish
Experience with NACADA, EAB, NACE, NASPA, LinkedIn, or other advising-related professional organizations and tools Â
Hybrid/Split - Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus (ex 1-4x/week) and also work some of the time remotely.Â
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.