Assistant Director, Professional and Summer Programs

Graduate and Professional Studies at Sarah Lawrence College seeks an individual 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 as the Assistant Director. 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, 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 including adult and pre-college students.



  • 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 required materials
  • Liaises with the college’s Human Resources Office to on-board and compensate summer instructors and other staff
  • Oversees admissions operations, including drafting and sending acceptance letters and tracking enrollment and financial assistance
  • Generates content and oversees social media channels
  • Supervises a graduate student assistant
  • Serves as first-point of contact for email and phone student and parent inquiries when graduate student employees are unavailable
  • Works with the Director to generate reports of student data within the Slate Admissions system for partner offices (security, athletics, library, etc.)
  • Collaborates with the Director on promotional content updates, including writing email marketing campaigns, press releases, website updates and program descriptions
  • Assists the Housing Coordinator with housing services and residential life programs including the training of residential undergraduate student staff
  • 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