The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an
environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of
employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or
cultural programs and activities. The New School does not
discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender
(including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or
transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other
reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious
practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic
origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership
status, or any other legally protected status.
The Senior Advisor, BA/BFA Dual-Degree Program
will provide leadership in the design,
development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive
student-centered program and service that supports student’s
progression through the BA/BFA curriculum and increases the
engagement in curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising & Career
Development, the Senior Advisor serves as the institutional lead in
identifying, translating, and applying university policies and best
practices in academic and career advising, and community
development related to the unique needs, and
The Senior Advisor will also provide
vision and leadership for The New School to forge innovative
pathways for interdisciplinary studies that will result in the
scaling of the BA/BFA Program and the implementation of a
sustainable campus-wide commitment to BA/BFA students success
across the university.
The Senior Advisor will provide leadership and direction to BA/BFA
support staff, such as Parsons Dean’s Office, Lang’s Dean’s Office,
Jazz Dean’s Office and the Office of the Provost through long-term
curricular planning and strategic oversight to fulfill university
and program goals for an academically accomplished and diverse
dual-degree student population.
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
- Lead the creation of a shared vision with Parsons School of
Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Jazz
and Contemporary Music leaders and with other leaders in Academic
Advising and Career Development.
- Lead BA/BFA Working Group in collaboration with the Office of
the Provost to make necessary curricular changes; revamping
academic advising and professional and career development; with the
goal of enhancing overall satisfaction and retention of BA/BFA
- Establishes retention and persistence initiatives and oversee
implementation utilizing data-driven strategies.
- Collaborate with the Senior Director for Strategic Planning and
Assessment to set retention and persistence goals; support relevant
advisors, school administrators, and faculty in evaluating
- Create and implement early alerts to establish ways to enhance
retention of each of these distinct student populations.
- Partner with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and the
college deans offices to forecast the ways in which any proposed
changes to policies, procedures, and processes may impact BA/BFA
- Participate in the Faculty Advisory Board on Undergraduate
- Bachelor’s degree and 5 years experience in higher education,
with a focus on student retention and persistence.
- Experience with diverse approaches to gathering, analyzing, and
- Strong presentation, written, and verbal communication
- Ability to work on multiple projects, both independently and as
part of a team.
- Has an understanding of trends, best practices, and current
literature related to student retention, persistence, and
curriculum of dual-degree programs.
- Demonstrated project management and time management skills,
with the ability to manage details of multiple projects
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to the highest standards of
- Ability to work easily and effectively with staff and faculty
colleagues across the University
- Demonstrated ability to engage in active listening, be a team
player, and reinforce boundaries with students
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and
attention to detail
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends in support of
programs, initiatives, activities, conferences, and/or
- Demonstrated intercultural competence; a continuing commitment
to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in
support of a diverse community
- Master’s degree in higher education, college student affairs,
counseling, social work, or a social science field.
- Previous experience working with dual-degree programs
- Experience with Microsoft Office; G-Suite, Zoom
- Knowledge of Banner, Canva, Canvas, DegreeWorks, Perceptive,
Starfish, and Tableau are desirable but not required
In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment,
The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including
medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending
accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life
balance and offer employee assistance services, health and
well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per
Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in
working for a world-class, urban university.
Interested candidates must apply online at: