Full Job Description
New York Film Academy, New York, NY
New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where peoples thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.
NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.
The Department Chair provides academic, administrative, and creative leadership at New York Film Academys Los Angeles campus.
The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.
Course scheduling and faculty workload assignments;
Faculty professional development;
Mentoring and advising;
Hiring, supervising, and evaluation of faculty and staff;
Overseeing departmental agenda and efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion, from curriculum to hiring; Equipment purchasing, maintenance, and repair; Maintenance of studio, lab, and classroom facilities.
Represents and promotes the department in community, regional, national and international forums and fosters the continued development of a diverse department.
Facilitates planning, curriculum, accreditation and assessment activities within the department.
Works collaboratively with staff on a variety of projects.
Manage & resolve student issues, monitoring students' progress in conjunction with the Dean of Students, Registrar's Office and respective departments.
Plan & oversee scheduling of courses for each Community Education program in the department.
Lead faculty meetings to discuss industry trends, curricular development and curriculum delivery.
Oversee the course syllabi for each Community Education program, ensuring learning competencies and programmatic goals are delivered effectively.
Propose curricular changes and course offerings to Associate Dean for Institutional Accreditation and Dean of College for review.
Prepare departmental documents and reports and oversee the departmental records in order to comply with state & accreditation regulations.
Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and mentors graduate students.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES:
Broad knowledge of the industry and professional experience related to their respective department.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
Ethical / Honest - evidence of the practice of high-level confidentiality.
Excellent organizational skills.
Service and Action oriented - does what it takes to meet the expectations of customers.
Collaborative - enlists information from all sources to ensure the best solution to an issue.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative personnel, faculty, classified staff, students and the general public.
Ability to work independently and simultaneously on projects of varied complexity, carrying out each to its conclusion with a very high level of effectiveness.
Must possess the ability to exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Must possess ability and willingness to manage multiple priorities and projects.
Must understand the specifics, challenges, and benefits of a cohort-based education system.
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION:
The successful applicant will have an M.F.A. in discipline or related experience in the industry, university- level teaching experience, a strong record of scholarship or creative activity, and a professional record.
Has a demonstrated record of success in working with students, faculty, colleagues, alumni, and community members. Experience in higher education academic leadership and administration is preferred.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.
REPRESENTATIVE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND/OR SOFTWARE USED:
The following machines, tools, equipment and / or software are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position.
Actual machines, tools, equipment and/ or software used will vary.
Office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, phone, copier and calculator.
FileMaker or other Classroom Management tools
ENVIRONMENTAL / ATMOSPHERIC WORKING CONDITIONS:
The following environmental / atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.
Film Shoots (if appropriate to courses taught)
The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.
The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy's goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFAs expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.