David Schachter is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at NYU Wagner. Focusing on the totality of the student experience, he oversees student services and advisement, career services, student engagement, and alumni relations. He teaches Wagner's Composing Your Career workshop and has offered training, consulting, and facilitation nationally in the areas of leadership, staff development, supervision, team building, training of the trainer, and career planning.
David received the NACE/Chevron Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovative Programs in Career Services for his partnership with Action Without Borders/Idealist.org on the creation of the Institute on Public Service Careers, a series of conferences designed to educate college career services professionals from across the country on how to increase the visibility and accessibility of public service careers to their students. He has served on the Idealist.org advisory board and contributed to The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers and The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers.
He ran the training program at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, one of New York’s largest providers of leadership and management technical assistance to the nonprofit sector. And he is a former AIDS community organizer and actor, having co-starred in the 1985 film “Buddies,” the first dramatic film about AIDS.
David received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from NYU Wagner.