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Assistant Director Scholastic Programs

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
May 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Professional Fields, Journalism, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 037000 Department Code 00000 Department Public Communications Job Title Assistant Director Scholastic Programs Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Directs the Newhouse School’s activities in scholastic journalism, including organizing annual ESSPA conference for high school students which includes planning workshops and an awards ceremony. Directs annual School Press Institute on campus each summer. Develops scholastic journalism camps, youth programs and summer programs. Develops relationships with high schools throughout the local community, region, and nation to build a pipeline of prospective students interested in careers in the field of journalism.

Works with the recruitment team on a variety of admissions and engagement-related activities including communicating with prospective families, planning and participating in campus visiting and outreach events, giving presentations, and providing support to Newhouse student organizations and activities.


Bachelor’s degree and journalism experience in either a professional or scholastic setting.

Job Specific Qualifications

Strong communication skills, flexibility, creativity, innovative and exceptional organizational skills.

Event planning and experience working with high school students and guidance counselors helpful. Ability and willingness to travel.

Ability to inspire high school and prospective college students regarding careers in journalism.

Travel to high schools to meet students and guidance counselors.

Attendance at scholastic journalism events.

Recruitment events and travel related to Newhouse School admissions.


Identify, establish and cultivate relationships with high schools throughout the local community, region and nation to foster interest in scholastic journalism and inspire prospective students regarding careers in journalism.

Direct the Newhouse School’s activities in scholastic journalism. Plan and organize annual Empire State School Press Association conference for high school students; including workshops and an awards ceremony. Securing workshop teachers; all logistics regarding planning and hosting a conference; execution of details related to all aspects of event. Directs annual School Press Institute on campus each summer. Work with appropriate offices on campus for a program bringing high school students to campus. Develop high school journalism camps and other youth programs related to scholastic journalism.

Work with recruitment team in a variety of admissions and engagement-related activities including communication with prospective families, planning and participating in campus visiting and outreach events, giving presentations and providing support to Newhouse student organizations and activities. Conduct on-campus information sessions 3-5 times weekly; lead building tours as needed; meet with prospective families in person and online; field phone and email inquiries; assist with planning and implementation of both on campus and virtual visiting events in fall, spring and summer; converse with external transfer applicants.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 05/13/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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