PreCollege Program Coordinator

Job description

PreCollege Program Coordinator

Brooklyn, NY
Open Date:
Jul 19, 2019

PreCollege programs provide high school students with rigorous college level art, design and creative thinking courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings. Classes are taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities.

The PreCollege Program Coordinator works directly with the Program Director to support all aspects of the organization and implementation of the Summer, Fall and Spring PreCollege Programs, in addition to supporting other youth programs as needed. Position expectations are including but not limited to the administration of admissions and registration, faculty and student orientations, lectures, exhibitions, social and cultural events occurring both on and off campus. The position supervises student employees and graduate students who support the program year round. In addition, the Program Coordinator will assist the Program Director in developing and coordinating teacher education programs as needed.

Job Duties:

  • Organize faculty and student employment orientations
  • Lead student employee orientation
  • Organize student orientations
  • Plan art history museum visits
  • Monitor weekend off-campus and on-campus social and cultural activities
  • Plan Final exhibition
  • Review of student applications in DocuWare or other technology tools
  • Lead faculty meetings to review scholarship applications
  • 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
  • Supervise over 70 student employees including graduate assistant positions and provide direction to operations and temporary staff.
  • 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
  • Supervises the review process and organization and tracking of all scholarships, including but not limited to merit/need scholarships and partnerships such as Black Alumni at Pratt, Pratt Young Scholars, Scholastic and Questbridge.
  • Maintain daily email correspondence as well as in person and phone inquiries
  • Support social media platforms
  • Ensures continuous advisement and interaction with faculty, administration, students and parents
  • Takes active role, as needed, to ensure the department catalog and website are updated in a timely fashion
  • Assists in the development of various SCPS orientation programs and special events as needed
  • Prepares various reports and assists with special projects and programs as needed
  • Represents SCPS programs by attending recruitment fairs, trade shows and community events
  • Analyzes enrollment patterns and uses effective strategies and tactics including marketing opportunities that foster growth
  • Support registration process
  • Organize course matrix for registration
  • Work closely with SCPS operations team and other Pratt departments to ensure the registration process runs smoothly.
  • 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 Bachelor's degree in art, design, architecture or a related field (Master's degree or equivalent preferred).

Experience: The ideal candidate has 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; knowledge of Pratt Institute strongly preferred.

Skills: Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, iCloud, experience with main social media platforms (facebook, instagram, twitter) and social tools (tweetdeck, etc.), self-sufficient learning new skills

Application Instructions:

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.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 7/31/2019
Application Due: 10/29/2019
Work Type: