The School of The New York Times – SoNYT Program Manager, Student Life – New York City, NY

September 19, 2022

Job Description

Job title: SoNYT Program Manager, Student Life

Company: The School of The New York Times

Job description: Position Purpose

The Program Manager, Student Life is responsible for providing a broad range of operational and logistical support to The School of The New York Times’ (SoNYT) Pre-College team, focusing on safety, crisis management, planning, communication, policies and procedures regarding enrolled students. This person has broad supervisory and leadership roles over contract and vendor processes, hiring and managing temporary contractors and employees and ensuring that program support services provide contractors with what they need to deliver a first-rate experience for their students.

This role works across all Pre-College Division programs, including Gap Year and Summer Academy. As such, the Program Manager is critical to over 1,800 students’ well-being across two campuses, virtual and in-person programs as well as possible new programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following, but the individual will also be expected to perform all the duties necessary, which are customarily performed by a person holding this position. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage most integration and optimization of Pre-College systems and operations, including Orah, School/CampDoc and Remind.
  • Supervise, and when appropriate, manage temporary hiring at SoNYT Pre-College Division Student Life areas to ensure all hiring policies, procedures and practices are carried out.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Residential & Student Life and SoNYT staff to ensure the smooth operation of a logistically complex and strategically important set of activities within SoNYT.
  • Manage vendor relations, solicit competitive quotes, work with legal on contracting, and do other things as necessary to ensure that first-class support services are delivered to the program from outside vendors.
  • Oversee petty cash management, ensuring accurate record keeping and reconciliation (related to student health & wellness, travel, etc.).
  • Liaise with HR, IT, Digital Learning, Accounts Payable/Payroll and Legal teams to ensure compliance with all policies, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent organizational and logistical skills – a natural problem solver
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the fundamental mission of the Pre-College Division and SoNYT
  • Familiarity with youth development and youth enrichment programs
  • Available to work evenings and weekends during the summer
  • Responds quickly to unexpected incidents
  • Can travel extensively within the broader New York City and Washington, DC areas
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected incidents
  • Ability to interact with professionalism with the parent/guardian community, and the broader community, with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work effectively with a team of diverse constituents

Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure

The Program Manager should demonstrate the ability to manage a large volume of details, master quirky systems, and produce high end events. The Program Manager should have experience working with educators and/or in a formal or informal education system.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Intermediate Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience managing sensitive documents

Language Skills

While no special language skills are required for the position, given the nature of the broader organization and the spirit of the educational offerings, applicants must be capable of upholding the highest standards of written and spoken English.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Basic office environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. The Institute of Media and Communications LLC reserves the right to modify this job description in its sole discretion.

The School of The New York Times is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Expected salary:

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:25:23 GMT


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