General Manager, College of Performing Arts

The New School, College of Performing Arts

New York, NY

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Full Time
  • New York, NY (Remote)
  • Fri, Mar 31, 2023
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Academic
  • $65,000.00
  • $70,000.00

Website The New School, College of Performing Arts—55-West-13th-Street/General-Manager–College-of-Performing-Arts_JR103051

General Manager

College of Performing Arts at The New School

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School is seeking a highly qualified General Manager (GM). The GM will be responsible for managing and collaborating in a wide range of areas including accounts payable, contract administration, financial reporting, budgeting, and space planning. The GM will work closely with university partners and is an expert in key business platforms including WorkDay, Banner, Tableau, and MyNewSource.

The GM will be a highly motivated team player with a passion for using systems and structures to support the success of a broad and diverse array of employees including full-time faculty, part-time faculty, staff, and student workers. The GM reports to the Vice Dean for Finance and Administration

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 commitment.


Manage the accounts payable process at the College of Performing Arts in collaboration with university office of Finance and Business.

Process related documentation including Independent Contractor and W9 submissions, honoraria and guest lecturer payments, vendor invoices, purchase orders, student stipend requests, and student graduation awards

Invoicing, collections as needed, accounts receivable transactions.

Book travel

Administer the contract process in collaboration with college partners and the university’s Office of the General Counsel

Create and share financial reports throughout the year to ensure that resources are efficiently allocated and that necessary funding is available.

Advise college deans and associate deans throughout the annual cycle to ensure proper allocation of available funds including but not limited to capital funds, operating funds, designated, restricted, endowed, and scholarship funds

Partner with academic leadership and the Senior Director of Development to develop budgets, projects, grants, and productions as assigned

Develop and oversee financial controls that align with university policy and best practice including but not limited to systems for review and approval of high-dollar transactions, agreements, contracts, purchases.

Supervise purchasing card program and ensure that contracts and agreements and MOU’s are in place for high-dollar transactions

Participate in space planning and the development of capital and construction project proposals.

Work with the university’s design and construction staff to implement approved capital and construction projects

In collaboration with Campus Safety, manage office access for CoPA staff and faculty

In collaboration with IT, manage laptop choice program for CoPA staff and faculty

Support Associate Director of Business Operations with WorkDay tasks as needed.

Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

General Management experience within an arts or higher education environment including experience with contracts, accounts payable, vendor management, budget preparation, and/or space planning

Skilled and experienced in the use of data and quantitative information to make informed business and programmatic decisions

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to diplomatically and skillfully resolve and mediate negotiations and disputes

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work with employees and university stakeholders to compassionately and equitably address a wide range of sensitive issues

Experienced or able to learn and develop mastery in The New School’s suite of data systems including, Workday, Tableau, Banner, 25Live.

Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policy and requirements

Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, and the transformative power of the arts and education

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in arts, nonprofit, business administration, or a related field

Experienced leveraging data to make informed business decisions

Two or more years of related experience

Work Modality


Salary Range

$65,000-$70,000 per annum

We look forward to receiving your application!

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