Assistant Director, Professional and Summer Programs

Graduate and Professional Studies at Sarah Lawrence College seeks an Assistant Director with a diverse skill-set and range of student life and program management experience to assist in the implementation and oversight of Professional and Summer Programs. The Assistant Director is expected to have a keen sense of necessary administrative elements for program management and provide exceptional service to students. The wide-range of duties encompasses multiple functional areas: recruitment and registration, marketing and promotion, student affairs and services, program assessment, and academic affairs.


The Assistant Director should have robust interpersonal skills, an orientation towards long-term planning, ability to work on multiple projects and varied tasks concurrently, a collaborative work ethic, a dedication to innovation, a positive outlook, a strong sense of humor, and a passion for providing engaging learning experiences. Experience working with non-traditional student populations and multilingualism are a plus. The Assistant Director is expected to have familiarity with the social and cultural dynamics of diverse student populations.


  • Creates and implements recruitment initiatives to meet program enrollment goals (light local travel may be required)
  • Builds and monitors enrollment and billing processes for all programs to ensure students submit all required materials
  • Collaborates with Director on promotional content updates
  • Generates content and oversees social media channels
  • Serves as first-point of contact for all student and parent inquiries when graduate student employees are unavailable
  • Supervises graduate student employees
  • Assists Housing Coordinator and Director with training process for summer undergraduate student employees
  • Assists the Housing Coordinator with housing services and residential life programs
  • Serves in an on-call capacity one night a week while programs are in session (about 5-weeks in total).  This requires staying in faculty housing on-campus overnight
  • Works with Director on crisis management and response while programs are in session
  • Assists the Director in implementing new program offerings and assessing current programs on an annual basis
  • Completes other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors required, masters preferred