The New School - Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid

NY, New York

The New School, a progressive and rigorous university located in New York City, seeks a new Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Financial Aid.

The AVP for Financial Aid will lead a team of 16 staff members charged with administering a financial aid program consisting of federal, state and institutional funds that exceed $150 million annually. In addition to undergraduate students, the office of financial aid serves The New School’s graduate, adult and continuing, and online programs. The AVP will lead the office of financial aid in helping to achieve the University’s enrollment goals. The New School is a highly collaborative environment, and in addition to leading an efficient and effective financial aid operation, the successful candidate will be a generous and diplomatic communicator who excels at bringing stakeholders together to support effective and equitable financial aid operations.

As a leader at a university made up of multiple schools and colleges, the AVP for Financial Aid will navigate a complex, and service-oriented operation. A deep understanding of the financial aid landscape and its ongoing changes and an ability to adapt a strategy to accommodate those developments will be foundational qualities for the next leader. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in financial aid.

Just over a century ago, The New School was founded as a place that could challenge convention and champion the world-changing power of lifelong learning and creative scholarship that impacted the most pressing issues of the day. Today, campuses in New York City and Paris offer more than 126 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and adult, continuing, and executive education in seven schools and colleges. The New School is the only university with a comprehensive design school nested among a renowned performing arts school, a progressive liberal arts college, and a legendary social research school. Through the years, each of The New School’s innovative schools and colleges has carried forward a legacy of varied opinions, radical ideas, and progressive solutions while evolving to provide its more than 10,000 students with a challenging and relevant education.

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to WittKieffer consultants Lisa Meyer, Kati Sweaney and Eleanor Vogelsang at NewSchoolAVPFA@wittkieffer.com. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents: a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile. Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below by August 31, 2022.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.