Continuing Education Program Manager
New York City, NY Education
Job Type

Department: Education

Schedule: Full-time 

Reports to:  Director of Education / Dean of the School 

FLSA: Exempt

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, education, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since our founding in 1974, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. Our new integrated center on the Lower East Side reunites our school and museum in one space to become the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing.

Position Summary:

ICP offers more than 400 Continuing Education courses per year that range from traditional photography technique to critique and theory-based classes through which students master the practical skills of their work while being informed by a critical analysis in order to develop a deeper understanding of the medium's history and contemporary directions.  

The Continuing Education Program Manager is responsible for developing an innovative curriculum with a diverse offering of courses and workshops and for recruiting and evaluating outstanding faculty that represent the core fundamentals and future innovation in photography education. Curricular and course evaluation is a critical responsibility of the role in providing the highest quality instruction in the area. 

The role works collaboratively with the educational administrative leadership to advance ICP’s broad educational mission and with the Marketing Communication department to maintaining a successful and innovative marketing and recruiting program. 

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Assists in implementing ICP’s Continuing Education (CE) strategy and vision by designing innovative curricula and course content and coordinating the standardization of ICP’s CE curricula.
  • Actively identify and recruit new faculty hires to foster innovative change.
  • Assists with evaluating and assessing the CE course offerings to maintain a relevant curriculum. 
  • Work closely with ICP’s current faculty to review new course ideas and proposals.
  • Continuously develop ICP’s online and onsite CE offerings, which serve students both locally and internationally.
  • Ensure that CE curriculum meets institutional diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) requirements and goals.
  • Evaluate CE course enrollment and determine the addition and/or cancellation of courses accordingly.
  • Assists with overseeing all CE curricular and programmatic planning processes.
  • Coordinate the production of CE promotional assets with the Marketing Communications department.
  • Manage CE info sessions and open houses—both online and in-person.
  • Manage and maintain CE faculty and student evaluation process.
  • As needed, provide CE data for purposes of reporting, departmental research, and effectiveness.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Remain current in the field of photographic education
  • Work with the Director of Education in budget preparation and management
  • Advise and conduct tours for prospective students and faculty
  • Attend weekly department, interdepartmental, and other meetings as scheduled with supervisor and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in photography, photographic education, art/museum education, or student services is required.
  • MFA in Photography preferred.

Preferred Experience Qualifications:

  •  3 years of office and administrative experience
  • Experience in an educational setting working students and/or faculty.
  • Knowledge of photography -- aesthetics, history, and craft
  • Prior Photographic teaching experience
  • Prior experience in overseeing a Continuing Education program

Additional Competency Requirement (Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Strong administrative and project management skills 
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal communication, public speaking, and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including solid follow-through
  • Exemplary customer service skills and experience
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively; desire to work as an active team member
  • Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and the public
  • Ability to think innovatively and to lead and manage change, as well as the recruiting and admission/registration processes of the department

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • ICP provides its staff with a generous benefits package featuring medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax transit and flexible spending programs, and 403(b) pension plan (See benefit summary).

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered 
Salary Description
$68,000 to $72,000