International Center of Photography — Associate Director of Continuing Education

Department: Education

Schedule: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Education / Dean of the School

FLSA: Exempt

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, education, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since our founding in 1974, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. Our new integrated center on the Lower East Side reunites our school and museum in one space to become the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the academic vision and leadership of the Education department of ICP in maintaining an innovative faculty and curriculum with active and diverse offering of courses and workshops as it relates to all aspects of Continuing Education. Collaboratively works with the educational administrative leadership group to advance the broad educational mission. Developing and maintaining a successful forward-looking marketing and recruiting program is central to the success of Continuing Education. Recruiting and evaluating outstanding faculty that represent the core and fundamentals and future innovation in media education is essential. Curricular and course evaluation is a critical responsibility in providing the highest quality instruction in the area.

This position has the oversight for management and supervision of departmental staff, part time programs, and assistants for the Educational Department of ICP as well as oversight of the departmental calendar and classroom scheduling. reporting, course registration and trends, the day-to-day administrative functioning and planning for Continuing Education and its affiliate programs.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Continuing Education

  • Design new curriculum and coordinate the standardization of ICP curricula for continuing education
  • Meet with current faculty members to review course ideas and proposals
  • Ensure the continuing education curriculum meets institutional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) requirements
  • Identify and actively recruit new faculty and course content for the continuing education audience
  • Evaluates CE course enrollment and makes decisions regarding the addition and/or cancellation of courses/workshops
  • Oversees CE curricular and programmatic planning processes
  • Coordinates the production of CE promotional assets
  • Review and approve new CE Faculty hires
  • Manage CE info sessions and open houses
  • Maintains ongoing contact and public relations with students, faculty, staff, and community
  • Manage and maintain CE faculty and student evaluation process
  • Approve CE refunds and credits
  • Oversee correspondence, faculty, student registration and billing for CE affiliate programs
  • Manage CE students transcripts or letters of completions

Education Department General

  • Oversee, coordinate, and manage curriculum retrieval from Full-Time Program Chairs, Part-Time Programs, and Director of Community Programs as it pertains to classroom assignments, class calendars and input into the database and promotional course listings
  • Oversee the education departments visitor experience and maintain the weekly office/staffing schedule
  • Works cooperatively to provide appropriate data for purposes of reporting, departmental research and effectiveness
  • Oversees the management of CE faculty recruitment, and general faculty contracts and payroll
  • Oversees the management of Teaching Assistants (TA’s) recruitment and assignments

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Education in budget preparation and management
  • Advises and conducts tour for prospective students and faculty
  • Manage travel arrangements for CE faculty, and visiting artists
  • Attend weekly department and interdepartmental meetings
  • Weekly meeting with the Director of Education
  • Remain current in the field of photographic education
  • Participate in class placement sessions as reviewer or registrar

Supervisory Responsibilities :

  • Oversee and supervise the Continuing Education Registrar, Faculty Liaison, TA Liaison and Education Visitor Experience Staff
  • Oversee hiring and training of CE staff, education visitors services staff, education department support staff and interns

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in student services, education, business, and/or photographic education

Minimum Experience Requirement:

  • 5 years of office and administrative experience
  • Experience in a college setting working student admissions, student advising, student support services, and/or student records
  • Prior managerial and/or supervisory experience is required

Additional Competency Requirement (Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Strong administrative and project management skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal communication, public speaking, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including solid follow-through
  • Exemplary customer service skills and experience
  • Knowledge of photography — aesthetics, history, and craft
  • Collegial and able to work collaboratively; desire to work as an active team member
  • Ability to work effectively within an ethnic, cultural and socially diverse community (staff, faculty, students, and the public)
  • Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and the public
  • Innovative thinking and able to lead and manage change, as well as the recruiting and admission/registration processes of the department

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may occasionally need to move up to 25 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is require to spend prolonged periods of time utilizing computer.

Special Environmental Factors: (Nature of the work environment)

  • FULL COVID-19 Vaccination Required