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Senior Director of Faculty Affairs

The New School
Manhattan, NY
Closing date
Nov 27, 2023

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Founded in 1919 in New York City, The New School set out to create a new kind of academic institution, one where faculty and students would be free to honestly and directly address the problems facing societies. Over the past century, The New School has demonstrated its commitment to this core educational mission which now extends from the physical classroom into digital modalities that deliver a rigorous and engaging learning experience. The university offers a suite of personalized, faculty-led, collaborative experiences that focus on students' academic, professional, and personal goals through a set of hybrid and online degree offerings and certificates and courses for youth and adult learners. As it looks into its future, The New School is broadening its reach to continue innovating by expanding life-long learning opportunities through certificates and stackable credentials and pathways with a paramount commitment to the values of social justice, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. This expanding portfolio should continue bringing TNS world-class faculty and top-ranked programs to a diverse set of learners, expanding access and flexibility beyond the traditional classroom.

The Senior Director of Faculty Affairs is the lead expert authority and primary consultant for all part-time and full-time faculty outreach and recruitment within Continuing and Professional Education, (CPE). The scale of this involvement includes the oversight of more than 300 faculty that teach approximately 180 courses each semester, three times a year (fall, spring and summer), inclusive of an expanded set of programs in adult, on-demand, youth and global and executive education. The position is also responsible for leading the division's compliance and management of part-time faculty relations in accordance with the ACT-UAW contract. The role is accountable for providing guidance and collaborating with internal partners on all faculty-related policies and procedures (full-time and part-time) with the Office of Labor Relations and Faculty Affairs in the Provost Office. The Senior Director supports academic leadership as they assure pedagogic and academic standards across all CPE programs. The role provides leadership for CPE in all matters related to faculty affairs which include: managing faculty data, and general HR functions for part-time faculty within the lifecycle of the employee including administrative expectations, compliance, and payroll for all current faculty.

The position supervises the Faculty Affairs Manager and reports to the Vice Provost and Academic Dean of Continuing and Professional Education. The Senior Director partners closely with CPE's Senior Director, Operations and Administration, the Senior Director of Global and Youth Programs, the Senior Director of the Strategic Design for Global Leadership MS Degree, and the Directors of Adult Learning and Executive Education of CPE.

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.

  • Lead the division's compliance and management of part-time faculty relations in accordance with the ACT-UAW contract; providing guidance, coordinating & collaborating with internal partners closely on all faculty-related policies and procedures (full-time and part-time) with the Office of Labor Relations and Faculty Affairs in the Provost Office.
  • Lead the design and development of CPE faculty affairs initiatives and consulting services to include recruitment, onboarding, training and retention to align with organizational goals.
  • In collaboration with the PO Faculty Affairs and Labor Relations departments, develop and maintain processes to optimize compliance and accreditation requirements with integration of CPE and the university's emerging priorities.
  • Provide strategic input and innovative solutions to the Academic Dean and Vice Provost, in the development of CPE policies to ensure excellence in the delivery of educational programs that are engaged in CPE's Youth, Global, Adult Learning and Executive curriculums.
  • Create, analyze and maintain various faculty data sets using MyDay and Tableau platforms to track oversights with part-time faculty leave types, semester counts, base load and reduction counts in collaboration with HR and IT.
  • Oversee and advise on faculty scheduling in partnership with university managers and Human Resources to meet contractual obligations and deadlines associated with course planning.
  • Administer grievance mediation and formulate operational policies for termination processes for CPE in partnership with Human Resources, direct meetings around disciplinary matters and develop practices to reduce faculty terminations.
  • Provide strategic direction and consultation to all part-time faculty in CPE on matters relating to course assignment, base load, semester count and university resources.
  • Identify and cultivate internal and external partnerships to develop information sharing techniques for part-time faculty; implement procedures that represent best practices for CPE programs.
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree with related professional experience.
  • 8 to 10 years of work experience in People Operations, Labor Relations, Education Administration or a related field.
  • Independent and responsible leader capable of carrying out the multifaceted duties of the position with diplomacy.
  • Entrepreneurial and interested in thinking through new ways of teaching and learning.
  • Ability to communicate well with diverse populations and lead faculty and staff discussions throughout the University.
  • Excellent written, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, G Suite, Tableau and Workday.
  • On occasion, a flexible schedule will be required to support evening and weekend offerings.

  • Doctorate's degree in a related field.


Hybrid/Remote - Employees hired for this position primarily work remotely with the occasional on-campus presence required with advanced notice. Employees in this role will also be expected to use their best judgment to be on campus when necessary in order to best fulfill the responsibilities of their job descriptions.


$115,000 - $120,000

We look forward to receiving your application!

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