The College seeks a Director for its Child Development Institute (CDI). CDI was established in 1987 by a small group of faculty to promote a developmentally informed view of children, childhood, and education and to serve as a resource for the campus and beyond. Today, CDI consists of four faculty members, a Director, a half-time administrative assistant, and the Chair of CDI’s Professional Advisory Board. CDI carries out its mission through programs for the general public, professional development programs, outreach initiatives and community collaborations, research, and advocacy. CDI works closely with the Early Childhood Center, Child Development and Art of Teaching graduate programs, psychology faculty, and Office of Community Partnerships.
The Director will work in partnership with the CDI Faculty and the Chair of the Professional Advisory Board to develop and oversee CDI programming and will be charged with implementing all ongoing CDI activities (conferences, lectures, programs and workshops, film series, outreach initiatives, research, and advocacy projects.
Responsibilities include implementing all ongoing CDI activities; supervising the CDI Administrative Assistant and Students Assistants; fostering relationships with community partners; participation in coalitions and committees within the College; managing communications, website and social media; and overseeing budgets and grant administration.
The Director will frequently represent CDI within and outside of Sarah Lawrence College.
Some flexibility about time is needed for CDI programming that occasionally takes places evenings or on a weekend day.
Applicants should have considerable administrative experience in an educational and/or advocacy organization. Enjoyment of and competency in organizing and carrying projects to fruition while working in a collaborative group; an interest in progressive education, child development and related issues; strong writing skills; and mastery of Microsoft Office Suite are necessary.
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