The Assistant Director for Academic Affairs is a full-time position located in Washington, DC and reports to the Site Director, who collaborates closely with the Faculty Director on academics for the site. The post-holder takes a full role in and manages academic affairs for the site, including oversight of and cooperation with the lecturers, including education and student research, as well as working in collaboration with other members of the site staff as appropriate. A key focus of the position is to ensure the effective delivery of high quality academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that meet NYU strategic goals and have established NYU as a global leader in international higher education opportunities. The position is also responsible for developing and maintaining at NYU Washington, DC a vibrant experiential learning program through relationships with political, international, cultural, arts and community organizations and for promoting the academic profile of NYU Washington, DC and the broader community.
The Assistant Director's principal duties and responsibilities include the following:
Manages the Global Leadership program and serves as the point person and primary advisor. Collaborates with lecturers for the leadership seminar and organizes co-curricular events. (25%)
Collaborates with colleagues to create, implement and communicate academic policy, courses and programs. Oversees pedagogical support and performance review for on-site lecturers. (15%)
Provides oversight of on-site registration processes, student academic support services, academic conduct issues, grade appeals, and record keeping. (15%)
Teaches one or two courses per year. Supports and advises students conducting research, writing grant or policy proposals, developing entrepreneurship or business plans and related activities. (15%)
Manages the internship program, including advising students during and after the application process as well as helping to maintain and develop new internship placements. (15%)
Serves as the primary contact and provides support for visiting academic groups and programs. Collaborates with NYU colleagues to develop academically focused public programming. (10%)
Assists in the marketing and recruiting for the program, outreach to alumni and academic partners, support for students with F1 visas, and other duties as assigned. (5%)
Master's degree in relevant area (Education, Public Administration or Public Policy, Business Administration, etc.)
5 years progressively responsible professional level experience in higher education, nonprofit or foundation management, or other relevant context. Experience in student engagement, leadership development, alumni affairs, advising or career development, grants/budget management, research support, etc. Successful candidates must show evidence of their ability to work in Washington, DC.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, management, problem solving and strategy skills. Proven ability to plan, implement, and assess programs with quantifiable results. Evidence of high quality teaching, administrative skills, curriculum development, leadership, and research activity appropriate to level. Good knowledge of academic policies and procedures. Experience as, or demonstrated capacity to be, an effective and strategic leader. Self-motivated and with a high level of initiative. Energetic and results oriented. Collaborative team member. Flexible, patient and adaptable in a fast changing environment. Excellent intercultural and interpersonal communications skills. Familiar with US culture.
Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D. or other terminal degree
Related experience at a large, complex organization such as a highly decentralized urban university. International experience. Leadership studies education or experience. Teaching experience and/or pedagogical support for faculty. Advising support for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research, writing grants and business proposals, etc.
NYU's academic center in Washington, DC is a centrally located, multipurpose facility that opened in fall 2012. Students enroll in a full academic course load and engage in carefully selected and academically supervised internships. Concentrated study and research in an array of subjects is enhanced by access to Washington's distinctive intellectual, political, and cultural life. NYU Washington, DC is characterized by its curricular emphasis on policy; its programmatic focus on applied and experiential learning through internships, research and service projects; its access to a network of distinguished NYU alumni in the DC area and other high-level contacts in a variety of fields; its dynamic public programming; and, finally, its proximity to New York City.
The study away students come from all of NYU's three degree-granting campuses (New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai). The student body consists of first-year study away students in the Liberal Studies program, upper-year undergraduates in the Global Leadership program, faculty and graduate students engaged in research through the Global Research Institute, doctoral students registered in the Summer Dissertation Writing Workshop, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in short-term January and summer courses, the Stern School of Business Executive MBA students, visiting students from other institutions, and others.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.
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