Assistant to the Chairperson (71150)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant to the Chairperson (71150)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Interior Design department at Pratt Institute is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy, detail-oriented Assistant to the Chairperson who will supervise office operations for the Interior Design department and assist the Chairperson with administrative duties related to the successful management of our BFA and MFA programs. The Assistant to the Chairperson will proactively identify and address the daily needs of the office to ensure smooth and responsive operation, handle departmental activities such as managing budget, overseeing student employees, shared studio spaces, social media accounts, and communication outreach.

The ideal candidate will be an organized, effective communicator with superior interpersonal and communication skills, able to write well, with experience working with budgets and accounting who is a flexible team player. The candidate will have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Google Suite email, drive, forms and calendar, social media platforms), and a willingness and ability to learn new programs and platforms. Must have the ability to work well with diverse populations and demonstrated level of cultural competence. A design sensibility is an asset. If you are ready to join a dynamic team, participate and contribute to Pratt's creative spirit, and work in a fast-paced, collaborative culture, then this is the opportunity you're looking for!

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Support the administrative needs of the Chair to ensure smooth running of daily operations including maintaining calendar; scheduling staff and faculty meetings as needed; coordinating departmental communication
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance; reconciling expenses, managing operations budget, tracking expenses, and processing payments
  • Coordinate with the Chair and Assistant Chairs on all departmental and Institute-wide and special events
  • Hire and oversee student employees in the office and studios
  • Other duties as assigned

Education: Associates degree required, Bachelors preferred.

Experience: 2-3 years of administrative experience, preferably in a higher education environment.

Knowledge and Skills: Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Google Suite email, drive, forms and calendar, social media platforms), ability to learn new programs and platforms, superior interpersonal and communication skills, ability to write well, and experience working with budgets and accounting. Must have the ability to work well with diverse populations and demonstrated level of cultural competence. A design sensibility is an asset.

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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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