Program Director

Syracuse University

Los Angeles, CA
Job Title Program Director, Syracuse University Los Angeles (SULA)
Location Los Angeles, CA
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Staff Level S6
FLSA Status Exempt
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 // 
95-103,000 per year
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description
This is a new position in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), charged with coordinating and expanding upon existing VPA initiatives in Los Angeles. 
Based in Los Angeles, the VPA SULA Program Director will collaborate with department chairs and school directors from VPA’s six residential schools and departments (Art, Design, Drama, Music, Communication & Rhetorical Studies, and Transmedia) to design and deliver immersive academic programs and internship opportunities in Los Angeles. These will include semester-long, summer-long, and short-term opportunities and programs that will appeal to both currently enrolled students and to non-SU students. 
The VPA SULA Director will be expected to oversee every aspect of VPA’s footprint in Los Angeles. This includes recruiting internal and external students, hiring and supervising faculty, managing internships, cultivating new and existing partnerships for VPA in Los Angeles, and ensuring a positive student experience. It is expected that the VPA SULA Director will have a deep and current understanding of the professional artistic landscape in the greater LA area as it relates to the career interests of our students. 
The VPA SULA Program Director is also expected to collaborate with the staff of existing and future SULA programs administered by other SU Schools and Colleges, including the Newhouse School of Public Communication. 
Position Justification: Explain, concisely and specifically, why the position is needed. 
Included in the College’s strategic plan are objectives that provide greater off-campus opportunities to VPA students, including NYC, LA and abroad. This position is critical to successfully implementing programming in LA.
• Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree or equivalent experience in related field preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
• Demonstrated understanding of the professional landscape in the LA area, as it relates to the interests and aspirations of the College of Visual and Performing Arts students. 
• Significant professional experience in their industry and enough cachet in the field to serve as a reliable conduit between the creative academic and private sectors. 
• A background teaching or managerial/executive experience in one or more of VPA’s 25 undergraduate majors is desirable.
• In tandem with college leadership, developing unique, immersive programs and curriculum for VPA Students studying in Los Angeles. 
• Administering of internships. 
• Cultivating new and existing relationships in Los Angeles for VPA
• Hiring and supervising instructional staff. 
• Engaging in student recruitment and orientation activities.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
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.
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