Full Job Description
Established in 2017, NYU’s Work Life office helps faculty and administrators achieve better work-life integration. The office provides a number of services and areas of work including one-on-one consultations, educational and community events, connections to resources, advocacy and involvement in university-wide conversations on policy adaptation and workplace practices. Key issue areas include: self-care, adult and child care, aging, managing with work-life perspectives, planning for retirement etc. The Assistant Director, Work Life will be responsible for participating in Work Life’s mission to improve NYU’s workplace culture and to support efforts to relieve work-life challenges facing our employee population. While directly supporting the Executive Director in short and long-term goals, this role will also serve as Work Life’s administrative and financial operations lead including: budgeting, procurement, supporting events, data management, and the hiring, onboarding and supervising of graduate student staff.
Master’s Degree in a field related to Work Life’s mission (e.g., Social Work, Higher Education Administration)
7+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous work in higher education and/or organization that addresses related issues
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills. Ability to design and implement programming and strategies for conducting multiple tasks with excellent time management skills. Excellent data collection and evaluation skills. Ability to understand, develop, manage and monitor budgets and financial planning. Great attention to detail. Ability to work and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Strong teamwork abilities. Knowledge of standard office software, including website and presentation applications. Demonstrated written communication skills. Ability to work independently Proven ability to communicate policies and procedures and use problem solving skills. Strong computing skills necessary to learn University’s web-based financial management systems. Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent discretion. Ability to develop, implement and interpret policies and procedures. Excellent organizational, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate sensitive information diplomatically both verbally and in writing to individuals at all levels. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders in a multi-constituency environment. Ability to lead diverse, inter-departmental initiatives and manage and prioritize complex projects. Ability to forge partnerships, build relationships, and garner support from community and external constituencies to ensure that people and departments work together smoothly. Advanced proficiency of database and spreadsheet software and other programs.
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