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Urban Arts Partnership


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Published 13 days ago

August 17, 2020
July 17, 2020

ABOUT URBAN ARTS PARTNERSHIP

Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of students through arts-integrated, tech-enhanced education programs that close the achievement gap. UAP was founded in 1991 on the belief that the arts are essential to human development and culture. Our community of educators, artists and thought leaders believes that the status quo in classrooms needs disruption if we are to succeed in preparing them for a fast-changing digital age. Learn more at www.urbanarts.org.

ABOUT SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE ARTS

The School of Interactive Arts (SIA) is a pre-college program that teaches high school students the art and science of game development. SIA is dedicated to preparing students for college throughout high school. The program uses game design as an entry point to teach computer science and higher level coding while helping students develop pre-professional skills in communication, collaboration, project management, and entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.schoolofinteractivearts.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Student Success champions our efforts to ensure outstanding academic and post-graduation outcomes for students in the School of Interactive Arts. This motivated individual guides our amazing  students through our college advising curriculum and accompanies them and their families in pursuit of financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The manager assists with the SIA’s student recruitment process and also oversees SIA’s Co-Op Play Mentoring program that places students in mentoring relationships with professionals in the Game Design Industry. This individual also helps collect data on current students and alumni in order to help ensure program outcomes are being met.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

College Advising and Scholarship Application Assistance

  • Maintain and innovate on SIA’s College Advising program. Ensure eligible students successfully navigate the college application process.
  • Research scholarships available for students. Guide them through the financial aid and scholarship application process. 
  • Conduct information sessions/create collateral to distribute information to students regarding the college application and financial aid process.
  • Coordinate with external consultants as needed (SAT prep, etc.).

Mentoring Program Oversight

  • Run the Co-Op Play mentoring program in partnership with SIA staff. Conduct the orientation processes for mentors and mentees.
  • Build out appropriate mentoring curriculum as needed.
  • Maintain communication with mentoring pairs to ensure that the goals of the program are being met.

Admissions Process for the SIA Pre-College Program

  • Conduct info-sessions for Pre-College at target schools/locations as needed.
  • Handle and process student applications.
  • Own new student on-boarding procedure including registration forms and account setup. (Gmail and Unity prior to the first day of class).

Student Support

  • Maintain SIA’s relationship with the LGBTQ Center, HMI,  and other youth-oriented service organizations to  ensure that SIA students are able to seek support through their services.
  • Serve as the lead person in referring students to external partners as necessary.

Alumni Relations

  • Develop systems for maintaining contact with SIA alumni after graduation that allow us to collect post-program data.
  • Determine and implement best practices around alumni engagement based upon program and development goals.

Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience working with students required. Experience working with schools preferred.
  • Background in college and career advising. You feel comfortable guiding students through the college admissions process. 
  • High emotional intelligence; strong attention to detail.
  • Ridiculously good written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, and able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • A good listener; personable and responsive to the needs of others. Able to work with youth who model a range of diversity relating to gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, race, and ethnicity.
  • Solutions driven; unexpected surprises don’t rattle you.
  • Motivated and ready to move. You take pride in producing excellent work.

ABOUT URBAN ARTS PARTNERSHIP

Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the intellectual, social and artistic development of students through arts-integrated, tech-enhanced education…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan +  up to 4% Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefit (Transitchek)
  • 18 Paid Vacation Days (PTO) 
  • 5 Sick Days each fiscal year
  • 2 Floating Holidays each fiscal year
  • 10 Paid Holidays each fiscal year
  • Summer Fridays (August only)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Short Term Disability
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Corporate Discount Program
  • Office Snacks & Bevs, Casual Dress and Alternative Work Spaces
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan +  up to 4% Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefit (Transitchek)
  • 18 Paid Vacation Days (PTO) 
  • 5 Sick Days…

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@urbanarts.org with “Manager, Post-Secondary Success” in the subject line.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@urbanarts.org with “Manager, Post-Secondary Success” in the subject line.

Location

New York, NY

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