At the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, our mission is to train journalists and media professionals at all stages of their career. Our professional development and executive education programs summarized under J+ are among the most innovative in the field, and are a constantly growing and increasingly impactful part of our portfolio.
To scale our existing programs, such as the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program, our programs for professional development, or our cohort-based custom product management trainings; and to build exciting new programs in the field of media innovation we will be launching in 2021, we are looking for an Educational Program Coordinator.
Working closely with the Director of Professional Development (J+) and the Strategic Initiatives team, the Educational Program Coordinator will co-design, manage and help grow our programs. You will be responsible for the daily operations of several cohort-based continuing education initiatives at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
Scheduling, managing and coordinating classes, including preparing and onboarding speakers and faculty
Helping design and execute admissions processes, review applications and manage the onboarding of participants
Uploading videos, learning materials and readings onto Google Drive and Pathwright, our Learning Management System
Helping design and edit online class materials, participant manuals and marketing materials for external use
Serving as the first point of contact for partners, prospective and admitted participants and adjunct faculty
Facilitating the communication to and among participants and doing outreach to new prospects via channels such as Slack, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or Mailchimp
Designing and analyzing participant satisfaction surveys and managing communication with partners and funders
Overseeing the organization and execution of events related to the programs
Preparing purchase requests as well as facilitating and tracking tuition payments together with the Associate Director of Professional Development
Who you are:
The ideal candidate is a creative and self-motivated organizer with a distinct track record in program- and project management and experience in the media and/or higher education industry. They are passionate about sustainability, innovation and transformation in journalism and strive to deliver unique educational experiences.
You will have:
Attention to detail; a proven ability to triage and resolve problems on the fly and to juggle different projects in different timezones in parallel
A passion for teamwork, communication and collaboration with a diverse and international community of students and instructors
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
Excellent writing and communication skills and, ideally, a passion for digital marketing and social media
Master's degree preferred but not required
What you can expect:
We are a small, nimble team passionate about the transformation of the journalism industry, and you will have extensive opportunities to work on exciting initiatives
This position is based in NYC but, for the duration of the contract, will work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Applicants must be based in the U.S.
This is a full-time role (1-year contract with possibility for extension)
The Program Coordinator is a grant-funded position that will be on the payroll of the CUNY Research Foundation, which offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Please apply here.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
Wednesday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We believe that when journalism and journalism education does not reflect and serve the communities they cover, it hurts our communities – especially people of color, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ people and women. These communities are at the heart of what we as journalists and as a journalism institution care most about. We strongly encourage applications from members of these and other marginalized communities.
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer
About this company
The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York prepares students from a broad range of economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism at a time of rapid change.
We are rooted in the core skills and ethics of journalism: strong reporting and writing, critical thinking, fairness, and accuracy.
We teach new technologies and storytelling tools across media platforms to engage audiences and promote a broader democratic dialogue.
We serve our local and global news communities by sharing our reporting, research, and facilities.
We serve our profession by graduating skilled journalists, diversifying the voices in the media, and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to help build a sustainable future for journalism.
Location/Region: New York