New York University – Los Angeles Program Director

Los Angeles Program Director

The Program Director will oversee day-to-day operation of NYU’s Los Angeles program for advanced undergraduates preparing for careers in the entertainment and media industries. Working closely with senior NYU leadership and colleagues in the Office of Global Programs, the Director will partner with participating NYU schools, departments, and key faculty in New York to offer a high-profile and high-quality academic program. The Director will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of curricular and co-curricular programming, including a robust internship program; supervising local faculty on behalf of participating departments; managing staff; facilitating events; and ensuring compliance with health, safety, legal, and other requirements. The successful candidate will possess an existing network of industry contacts and will establish and cultivate new relationships in the entertainment and media industries, as well as with cultural and educational institutions, on behalf of NYU.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree required; terminal degree preferred.

Preferred Education:
Terminal degree and/or relevant industry experience

Required Experience:
Must possess strong administrative and managerial skills, preferably in the entertainment industry in LA and/or a relevant academic background. An understanding of and commitment to immersive and experientially based learning, preferably in the entertainment industry. Demonstrated experience managing an educational program at the university level within the Los Angeles market preferred; a terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., MFA) is preferred, with an excellent record of teaching and advising students. Have deep knowledge of Los Angeles and be knowledgeable about running programs within the state of California. This is a full-time senior position requiring full-time residency in the State of California in Los Angeles.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
10 years of related experience, preferably in an American higher education institution and familiarity with the entertainment industry.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Leading Self – Set a positive example, understanding an educator’s role, demonstrating integrity and experience being responsible for students; Leading Others – Inspire commitment, encourage and support collaboration and teamwork, provide feedback and positive reinforcement to employees, provide development opportunities; Leading Results – Help others achieve success, provide direction; Leading Thinking – Provide vision, promote and ensure alignment with school/unit and NYU’s goals and values. Build and maintain productive work relationships, collaborate with others to achieve common goals, listen and communicate in a way that respects and supports others. Express thoughts clearly and concisely. Value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of others. Seek and value the contribution of others and use their input to guide actions and decisions. Find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, across department, school/unit, and/or geographic boundaries. Gain trust and support of others. Be a cooperative team player. Clearly define tasks, process, and milestones to achieve objectives, and ensure the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives. Be accountable to deliver results and meet commitments to others. Make sound decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk. Understand the impact of decisions on stakeholders and include change management planning as needed.

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