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Program Assistant - Communications and Special Events (71150)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
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Program Assistant - Communications and Special Events (71150)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute seeks an exceptional K-12 arts administrator, who will be a key contributor to the Center K-12 programs, partnerships, and education resources. Working in a high traffic office, the Program Assistant—Communications and Special Events is committed to the Center K-12 mission, and works to provide administrative support to all aspects of the organization and implementation of the K-12 programs, which includes but is not limited to: supporting social media platforms, organizing program events and exhibitions, data collection and survey distribution, building and sustaining community partnerships including visiting schools for recruiting purposes, supporting student Fellows and/or instructors, assisting with the management of K-12 education resources and supplies, and maintaining records and contracts. This position will also work closely with and supervise student employees.

Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and hands-on administrative professional with 2 years of communications experience in an arts educational environment, who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. If you have strong attention to detail and project management skills, can demonstrate the ability to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment and use critical analytic thinking, then we would like to hear from you!

This position is temporary from Date of Hire through August 2022, with the possibility of extension. The work Schedule is Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a hybrid work schedule.

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Ensure smooth running of daily office operations by assisting walk-ins, generating and editing correspondence, overseeing the production and publication of Center K-12 printed materials, maintain the Center K-12 social media presence, planning and coordinating special events such as graduation ceremonies and alumni events, organizing and maintaining detailed records
  • Respond to, understand, and accommodate the needs of different program participants, which include: undergraduate and graduate students, children participants, families, schools, Pratt administrators and offer assistance as needed
  • Facilitate meetings and orientations with Pratt student teachers; hire student Fellows, perform classroom and site visits as directed, observe teaching assistants and offer feedback

Education: BA or BFA or equivalent required

Experience: 2 years of communications experience in an arts educational environment, including work with school, community programs, museums or non-profits. K-12 art and design teaching experience in NYC is a plus. Commitment to positive youth development and asset-based frameworks is required.

Required Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications, Adobe Creative Suite, experience with main social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and be self-sufficient with learning new skills. Familiarity with Filemaker a plus. Ability to work with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, as well as demonstrated intercultural competence with an understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education.

Other: The selected candidate will work 35 hours per week. The schedule will be adjusted to include Wednesday evenings and Saturdays when programs are in session (October - May).

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Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities 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, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement, the Pratt Center K-12, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research.

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