Summer Sessions Director

Coordinate and direct summer session programs of colleges or universities.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$47,000 – $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Summer Sessions Directors do?

Coordinates and directs summer session program of college or university: Analyzes past records and confers with faculty and staff on enrollment trends to anticipate size of enrollment. Estimates budget requirements on basis of expected income and expenditures and requests allotment of funds. Discusses apportionment of funds with heads of departments and approves or alters detailed budgets according to past financial success of proposed course offerings. Issues invitations to and appoints teaching staff upon recommendations of department heads. Directs preparation and distribution of summer session bulletin and publicity releases. Oversees registration of summer session students. May establish tuition fees as member of committee on basis of expected enrollment to provide income equal to expenses.


Should I be a Summer Sessions Director?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Director, Alumni Relations, Director, Summer Sessions, Grants Director

    How to become a Summer Sessions Director

    Most Summer Sessions Directors have a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaaz9y&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%2823%25%29|master%27s+%2855%25%29|doctorate+%2822%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,55
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