Lawren Young

  • Administrator
  • Portland, ME 04101
  • Jun 30, 2017
Full time Education

Personal Summary

Highly organized, multifaceted, and performance-focused professional with 11 years’ experience in administrative and office operations in academic environment; coupled with strong background in student and faculty management, financial control, event coordination, and project development. Skilled at implementing professional development activities and programs to improve communication between students, faculty, and the management in terms of counseling, social works, and academic strategies. Adept at maintaining records and developing impactful and effective training and workshops, while streamlining work processes to drive efficient department operations. Effective at building and maintaining solid relationships with all levels of individuals through excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Articulate communicator with basic knowledge of French and Spanish languages.

Work Experience

Consultant, Faculty of Arts and Science
Jan 2017 - New York University

Provide leadership and guidance to four administrative staff members, including facilitation of hiring and training process for new staff members
Administered more than $1M department budget, while in charge of preparing budget proposals to raise fund for capital and other projects
Communicate with internal and external resources, as well as with outside vendors, organizations, and other individuals on behalf of students to address their academic and personal needs
Organize and facilitate all departmental events and recruitment visits for prospective students
Take charge of drafting written correspondence for the department, other university offices, and outside individuals and entities
Guarantee full compliance of all faculty and students with established university policies
Manage the recruitment of graduate student and faculty, while integrating university diversity initiatives
Offered consultative assistance to students regarding academic matters and other issues, such as mental health, disability, and harassment, while training faculty and student teachers on how to manage similar issues within
the classroom
Hold responsibility in scheduling class and appointing teaching assignments for graduate students
Closely monitor and secure graduate student data consisting of their academic progress

Career Highlights:
Presided over numerous workshops and presentations for students and faculty that provided clarifications on complexities associated with the Ph.D. degree and graduation procedures
Earned selection from the dean’s office to fulfill the role of junior management member on focus group for university provost’s office, responsible for establishing relationships with other departments and recommending ideas on various topics
Made major contribution in securing several million dollars to fund the renovation of outdated department classrooms and laboratory by creating and presenting budget proposal which leading to several and impressive recognition from dean of college; as well as made a useful effect to the universities
Fulfilled the following key roles that brought positive impacts to the department’s operations:
Project manager, responsible for overseeing the department’s presentation space renovation;
Go-to person, providing assistance to peers as necessary; and
Dedicated administrator, participating in every NYU focus group on behalf of the upper management
Held accountability in analyzing and reporting cases into Campus Wellness Center, Equal Opportunity Office, and Center for Disabilities, including harassment, assault, and mental health incidents
Received three Administrator Merit awards, including annual nomination for the Distinguished Administrator Award


Master in Social Work with Concentration in Clinical, Policy, Health, and Mental Health
Columbia University School of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bryn Mawr College