Assistant Director, Special Projects

Posting Number 2022-10370
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/22/2022 8:40 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
The Office of the Chief of Staff
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
General Office Administration

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Special Projects will be the key point person for several faculty- and Dean’s Office-driven special projects and initiatives. Working closely with NYU Wagner’s Chief of Staff, the Assistant Director will project manage all aspects of a docket of special projects with various timelines and lifespans. The Assistant Director will be the administrative lead for these special projects with responsibilities including: project management; event planning and execution; promotions, web, and social media management; and oversight of all associate budgetary details.


**This position is supported by external funds and is fixed-term for 5 years with the opportunity for extension.***


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

Required Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 3 years or more of relevant experience with project management and/or program management working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders. Relevant event and/or conference/event planning experience is also required. Candidates must have experience and skills in website management, social media campaigns, and email campaigns.

Preferred Experience:
Related experience in an academic, research, or government environment. Experience in a fast paced, executive-level environment is preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
A meticulously organized person who is comfortable juggling multiple projects at once. Creative self-starter who is detail oriented. Excellent problem-solving, writing, and communication skills. Must demonstrate strong organizational and project management skills, as well as interpersonal skills such as relationship building and an ability to work well with others. The ability to multitask and prioritize work is also needed. Critical thinking with the ability to conceive and implement strategies, policies, and processes to assist the Dean, Wagner leadership, faculty, and University offices with projects and initiatives. Knowledge of the NYC environment desirable.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Proficiency with MS Office suite, event and conference planning. Experience with PM tools is a plus.

Additional Information

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You can learn more about NYU Wagner here.

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