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Job ID: 112420

Director of Curricular Initiatives
The New School

Date Posted Sep. 17, 2018
Title Director of Curricular Initiatives
University The New School
New York, NY, United States
Department Eugene Lang College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Curriculum/Instruction
    Higher Education Administration

Administrative work at Lang is collaborative, based on a premise of teamwork, and is student-centered. We are committed in our administrative staff to the same values that undergird Lang and The New School: civic engagement, social justice, and learning. Together we work towards Lang’s success and the success of The New School. In this spirit, there is a tradition of contributing creatively and generously both within the focus areas of one’s position and as needed and available in other areas.

This position reports to and works closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Planning and has a dotted line report to the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs. The position focuses on curricular planning, initiatives, and assessment.

Curricular initiatives
- Serve as the point for faculty proposing new majors/minors/BA-MAs
- Liaise between the Provost’s Office and proposers
- Oversee all details related to the submission of new proposals including providing faculty feedback on the curriculum design of the proposal
- Collaborate with PO, Marketing and Communications, Admissions, Student Success, the Dean’s Office staff and others in the launch and roll-out of new proposals
- Report to and update the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Planning
- Collaborate with the Associate Deans and Chairs and Directors on making changes to the existing structure of the majors including descriptions, course offerings, requirements etc.
- Liaise with the PO on submitting changes to the state
- Coordinate with Associate Director of Communications on website and catalog content
- Serve as the college point on university-wide curricular initiatives and policies that impact Lang’s curriculum (e.g., shared capacities, university-lecture courses, feedback on other college’s major/minor proposals, changes to the bell schedule, block scheduling, grading and attendance policies etc.)
- Assist with annual curriculum planning as needed
- Support Dean’s Office homed curricular initiatives, which currently include Civic Liberal Arts, Code + Liberal Arts, and various tutorials (sophomore, advising, one text etc.); including coordination of course scheduling, scheduling and attending planning meetings, tracking data and budget, and assisting the faculty coordinators of these programs as needed.
- Serve on the Bachelors-Masters program university working group and update and report back to Associate Deans. Track data on Lang BA-MA students. Assist planning and executing programming for the BA-MA cohort.
- Conduct research for the Deans on potential new curricular initiatives.

- Liaise with the Provost’s Office and Departments during Academic Program Reviews
- Advise department chairs on the process of the APR and content of self-study report
- Coordinate on-site visits with departmental secretary
- Report to and update the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Planning
- Work with the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs and contribute to assessment of projects, curricular initiatives, and processes at university and divisional levels
- Annual program assessment coordination
- Support college-wide assessment projects such as the Lang’s Senior Survey
- Participate in the assessment of existing and new curricular projects homed in the Lang Dean’s Office
- Understand university assessment processes and ensure compliance with current procedures and requirements

- Academic Planning Associate
- Others as assigned

- Lang Academic Curriculum Committee
- University Academic Policy Group
- University Initiatives Committee
- University Curriculum Committee
- Others as needed

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
-A Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years professional level experience in an administrative capacity in higher education or related field
- Experience with curriculum development and program assessment
- The ability to analyze and use data to implement changes and improvements to programs.
- Supervisory experience and the capacity to both lead and work as a member of a diverse, dynamic team of professionals
- Excellent and effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
- Ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks while maintaining high degree of accuracy and poise
- Experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities
- Demonstrable ability to exercise diplomacy and sound judgment

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field
- Experience working within a liberal arts college

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Contact Information

  • Sarah Buckley
    Human Resources
    The New School
    80 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
  • 2122295671


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