PreCollege Program Coordinator (04/01/19 to 08/02/19)
Every summer, for the month of July, Pratt Institute sponsors a college-level program for high school
sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. The program attracts about 400 students, both
domestic and international. It is an intensive immersion experience with most students living on campus,
and studying in a program of art, design or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings.
The PreCollege Program Assistant works directly with the Program Director to support all aspects of the
organization and implementation of the Summer PreCollege Program including but not limited to the
administration of admissions, faculty and student orientations, lectures, social and cultural events occurring
both on and off campus and a final exhibition. The position will work closely with, and supervise student
employees and mentors.
The Program Assistant will work full-time hours (35 hours per week) on a temporary basis from April 1st to August 2nd, 2019. This position is temporary, ending on 8/2/19. Hours may include weekends and evenings during the month of July.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Organize faculty and student employment orientation
- Organize student orientation
- Plan art history museum visits
- Plan friday lecture series
- Monitor weekend off-campus and on-campus social and cultural activities
- Monitor HW space
- Plan Final exhibition
- Review of student applications in DocuWare
- Send out admissions decisions
- Monitor international student requirements
- Organize required forms for respective departments
- Review scholarship awards and support Scholarship Committee Meetings
- Support hiring of student employees
- Monitor program and area task lists with office student employees
- Act as head of program on weekends during the month of July
- Solve problems/issues collaboratively that may arise to make program run smoother
- Keep records of budgets/costs for student employment, honorariums, reimbursements etc.
- Oversee hiring paperwork for faculty
- Maintain daily email correspondence as well as in person and phone inquiries
- Support social media platforms
- Support registration process
- Organize course matrix for registration
- Build program/course schedules in coordination with Registrar's office to create schedules and find appropriate studios/rooms
- Arrange meetings with prospective students, teachers and departments
- Provide leadership and direction for prospective and incoming students and parents; guidance with registration and application process
- Communicate with various Pratt departments, i.e. Office of International Affairs, Security Office, Academic Offices, Residential Life and Housing etc.
- Offer prospective students campus tours if Admissions tours are not running
Education: Minimum BA/BS/BFA in art history, art/education, or fine arts
Experience: The ideal candidate has two to three years of experience in education, specifically working
with high school students in an educational environment. Some teaching and programming experience
would be helpful. Candidate should be familiar with New York City and Pratt Institute
Skills: Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, experience with main social media platforms
(facebook, instagram, twitter) and social tools (tweetdeck, etc.), self-sufficient learning new skills
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.