The Assistant Director (AD) reports to the Associate Director of Student Engagement (SE), Orientation, and Community Programs and supports SE and Undergraduate Student Life (USL) within Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Working closely with the Associate Director, primary responsibilities include advisement of student organizations, logistical support of the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), management of the Jumpstarting Aspiring Developers and Entrepreneurs (JADE) program and the SEAS Deanâ€™s Travel Fund, and working collaboratively to provide campus-wide community programming and other initiatives for SE and/or USL. The incumbent will provide individual support to student leaders in social, leadership, and identity development.
Student Group Advising
Develop strong advisory relationships with leaders of student organizations, class councils, and their members. Utilize strong knowledge of student development theory and leadership development theory to inform advising practices and the development of services. Inform advisees about relevant University and Office policies and procedures and provide guidance in interpreting policies and procedures. Assist advisees in critical decision making by helping explore options and consequences of actions related to group leadership, event planning and implementation.
Monitor student organization budgets; negotiate contracts with performers, speakers and service providers.
Develop collaborative relationships with event planning staff throughout the University to facilitate student group activities and events. Partner offices may include: Facilities, Student Financial Services, Public Safety, and University Event Management. Facilitate and encourage inter-organization communication and collaboration and facilitate communication with other University departments.
Provide evening and weekend event coverage and advisement.
Program Planning, Advising, Management and Assessment
Support the logistics and execution of NSOP and pre-orientation programs, including the recruitment, hiring and training of student leaders, management of program websites and communications, and the overall transition experience for a diverse population of students.
Supervise all planning, management, implementation, and assessment of the Jumpstarting Aspiring Developers and Entrepreneurs program.
Work collaboratively with counterparts at Barnard College and the School of General Students to support four undergraduate school student initiatives.
Management of the SEAS Deanâ€™s Travel Fund. Recruit committee, manage budget and selection process and provide updates to the Deans office on an ongoing basis.
Provide programming for class year populations as needed.
Plan, support and execute large-scale community programs.
Training and Development
Provide training and leadership development opportunities for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students.
Participate in student group activities and assist leaders and officers in recruiting, engaging and training leaders and attracting more participants.
Work with club leaders and officers on increasing inclusivity and accessibility to all parts of campus.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
**Evening and weekend hours are necessary, as is overnight travel for outdoor trips.**
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Bachelorâ€™s degree or equivalent required. Minimum two years of related experience required.
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.**
Masterâ€™s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration or related field.
Strong knowledge of student development theory, leadership development theory, multiculturalism, and community building.
Experience with large-scale program planning and execution.
Knowledge and experience with theoretical and practical applications of experiential learning related to leadership in higher education or transferable setting.
Demonstrated ability working in an urban setting, excellent communication skills and experience working with diverse student population.
Strong organizational and time and project management skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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