Assistant Director, Communications and Engagement

Posting Number 2023-12513
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/18/2023 4:52 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
EMSS-Office of Student Affairs (Administrators)
School of Professional Studies (CP1108)
Compensation Grade
Band 52
Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations/Media/Video/Audio

Position Summary

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at New York University is seeking an Assistant Director who will plan and execute the EMSS Central communications and events to ensure strategic priorities are met. Design and implement NYU-SPS prospective and current student events in collaboration with the offices of Admissions, Student Affairs, and Wasserman Career Center to support student recruitment and retention. Utilizing internal data industry standards, and best practices, develop and execute internal communications for SPS academic units, as well as external communication campaigns. In partnership with the School’s central marketing and communications office, optimize EMSS websites, social media channels, newsletters, and other forms of communication to increase new student enrollment, event attendance, and student satisfaction and success. Supervise student employees.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience:
3+ years related experience in event development, communications, and budget and staff supervision, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
Familiarity with social media platforms; website management; CRM platforms for event management and direct communications (Emma, Slate, Handshake); Excel; Adobe Design Suite (InDesign); budget tracking, reconciliation and reporting

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Superior analytical, event and project management, multi-tasking, writing, proofreading and copyediting, and Microsoft Office suite skills. Strong presentation and public speaking skills. Ability to understand social media vehicles, communicate on various platforms and utilize data to drive strategy. Strong ability to work independently and across diverse prospect and current student populations, institutional offices and vendors, and professional organizations and associations. Some evening and weekend work is required. Some travel may be required. Lifting up to 30-50 pounds and transporting of on and off-campus event items may be necessary.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $67,500.00 to USD $82,500.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.


Since 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for undergraduate students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.


NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing.  We prepare students for in-demand jobs in fields including real estate,  hospitality and tourism; global affairs; global sports management;  publishing; marketing and public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human capital management; information technology, management and systems; translation; publishing and professional writing. NYU SPS is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.


NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.


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