Program and Administration Manager

The New School, College of Performing Arts

New York, NY

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Full Time
  • New York, NY (Remote)
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Academic
  • $52,500
  • $58,500

The New School, College of Performing Arts

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Mannes, the Program and Administration Manager manages a number of BM, MM, and PDPL program initiatives, oversees office administration, and leads special projects initiated by the Associate Dean. The Program and Administration Manager also works across the entire College of Performing Arts, serving as a key liaison between CoPA and the university’s office of Strategic Enrollment Management.

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.

Founded in 1916 by America’s first great violin recitalist and noted educator, David Mannes and pianist and educator Clara Damrosch Mannes, the Mannes School of Music is a standard-bearer for radically progressive music education, dedicated to supporting the development of creative and socially engaged artists. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. Distinguished Mannes alumni include the 20th-century songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the great pianists Michel Camilo, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, and Bill Evans, acclaimed conductors Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, JoAnn Falletta, and Julius Rudel, beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, as well as the great opera stars of today, Yonghoon Lee, Danielle de Niese, and Nadine Sierra.

This is an onsite position with opportunities for some remote work throughout the year. Some nights and weekends are required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Lead Mannes’s ESL+M (English as a Second Language Plus Music) program in collaboration with the offices of Advising and English Language Support.
With the Associate Dean, manage and oversee part-time faculty coordinators across Mannes
Assist in the planning and execution of Mannes special events, public events, donor events, and community gatherings (town halls, faculty meetings, etc.)
Plan and execute a calendar of internal communications for Mannes students and faculty
Hire and oversee students workers to provide general administrative and clerical support at Mannes
Work across the college and in collaboration with the university’s Office of Research and Decision Support to maintain and provide reports on enrollment, faculty teaching history, demographic data, and other areas that support strategic decision-making
Provide counsel, advice, and guidance to the Dean and Associate Dean of the School of Mannes on a range of strategic and operational issues
Collaborate with the Associate Dean and Strategic Enrollment Management to plan auditions, admissions and recruitment events, interviews, new student orientation activities, campus tours, class visits, scholarship and admission committees, and other admission and recruitment activities and events
With the Associate Dean, manage and oversee studio assignment and teacher match process for Mannes students at all degree levels.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, business administration, the performing arts, or a related field
One year of experience in arts, nonprofit, and/or higher education administration
Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to present complex information to various audiences
Experienced or able to learn and develop fluency in The New School’s suite of data systems including WorkDay, Tableau, Banner, and 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

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