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Position Opening at The New School Collaboratory


The New School Collaboratory is hiring
Position of Project Manager 

The New School Collaboratory is a university-wide initiative that aims to enhance the University’s goals of connecting the social sciences and design fields and fostering meaningful, efficacious, and sustainable engagements with community and institutional partners. Formally launched in 2013 with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Collaboratory has provided a context to explore and reflect on ways to combine rigorous intellectual reflection with socially engaged learning and public scholarship, initially an action-research initiative and community of practice, the Collaboratory has also evolved into a digital platform that enables us to broaden the overall goals of the Collaboratory.

In 2017, the Collaboratory started developing the digital arm of the initiative (the “Collaboratory Digital Platform”) in order to:

Raise the profile of public scholarship as a form of knowledge creation and public engagement;
Foster dialogue nationally across higher education institutions that deepens understanding of diverse approaches to public engagement/public scholarship/engaged learning, including scholars, educators, students, community members, and practitioners;
Promote public engagement with diverse audiences around specific projects and initiatives;
Enhance capacity of faculty, students and community partners to access, produce, and share tools to facilitate implementation, documentation, and dissemination of their publicly engaged work; and
Improve wayfinding across across all stakeholder groups

Manage an internal team charged with making sure the Collaboratory Digital Platform stays updated and dynamic
Identify and work with socially engaged and public scholarship projects at the New School to help them showcase their work on the web platform
Design workshops, templates, and educational resources to help faculty and students better document and narrate the story of their work in a compelling way
Develop new strategies, frameworks and processes to improve the operations of the Collaboratory Digital Platform and strengthen its positioning and visibility at The New School
Identify and develop new opportunities for community and skill building for this community of practice
Craft communications and marketing collateral in order to encourage the use and adoption of the platform
Work with the university’s development units as needed to ensure effective financial management and reporting to outside funders of the project
Identify opportunities for future funding to support the continued growth of the Collaboratory Digital Platform
Help support the Associate Dean of Social Engagement and Educational Innovation in the strategic planning, institutional collaborations, fundraising, knowledge dissemination and communications associated with the Collaboratory Digital Platform.

At least 3 – 5 years work experience in a relevant field
Excellent research, writing and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively
Capacity to design and manage the implementation of a multi-media strategy to document the work of the Collaboratory project partnerships
Basic understanding of the user experience (ux design) process and principles and/or who have worked in digital media.
Experience organizing and facilitating workshops and academically oriented events
Strong interest and experience in developing partnerships in conjunction with community, civic and cultural organizations
Experience working in an academic environment, including teaching is preferred

This position will report directly to Michele Kahane, Associate Dean of SPE and Collaboratory Director.

Hours: 15 – 20 hours per week.

Eligible Applicants: Applicants can be graduate students or alumni

Apply: Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two work references to The position will be filled when appropriate candidate is identified.

Questions: Please direct any questions to Michele Kahane, at

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