Pratt Assistant to the Chair, Creative Enterprise Leadership (71150) in United States
Are you a disciplined administrator who likes a creative challenge and also enjoys planning, organizing, supporting, and is able to work some weekdays, evenings and weekends?
The Department of Creative Enterprise Leadership (CEL) in the School of Art at Pratt Institute seeks exceptional applicants for the position of Assistant to the Chair. In coordination with the Chair and Assistant Chair, the Assistant to the Chair will contribute to the daily operations of the Creative Enterprise Leadership department. The ideal candidate will possess at least three years of administrative and budgeting experience in either an arts organization or a higher education environment.
The Creative Enterprise Leadership Department is housed in the School of Art. The department currently offers two international graduate degrees: an M.P.S. in Design Management (https://www.pratt.edu/programs/mps-design-management/) and an M.P.S. in Arts and Cultural Management (https://www.pratt.edu/art/creative-enterprise-leadership/arts-and-cultural-management-mps/) . Participants graduate with the strategic leadership skills necessary to align creativity, culture, community, commerce, and caring to design experiences and engagement, and advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
About Pratt Institute:
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).
The responsibilities of the Assistant to the Chair include supporting the Chair, Assistant Chair and faculty to ensure effective operations of the department, and include:
Serve as liaison to faculty, internal departments, external organizations, and students.
Coordinate and prioritize daily office activities, including but not limited to generating purchase orders; running enrollment reports and utilizing spreadsheets; processing reimbursements; organizing and maintaining filing systems and preserving the confidentiality of student and faculty files; initiating appropriate forms as directed (including stipends for pedagogical and curricular activities); managing databases and calendars).
Hire, assign tasks and supervise work-study students and/or graduate assistants.
Monitor financial activities (i.e, generate purchase orders, set up spreadsheets, initiate appropriate payroll/payment actions for work study, oversee expenditures, work with campus budget office to ensure appropriate documentation and accountability, etc.);
Assist the department leadership in candidate recruitment/enrollment process: application, interview, enrollment, orientation and registration; assist Chair and Assistant Chair to establish and sustain relationships related to generating enrollment.
Manage course scheduling, academic calendar, and facilities.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
An expanded version of the job will be shared if you are selected for an interview.
SALARY is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range for this position is $57,600 to $62,900. The position will be onsite 5 days/wk, and includes evenings and weekends.
403B Retirement Program
Supplemental Retirement Account
Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Tuition Exchange Program
Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
Child care Benefit
Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities