Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Outreach
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 519740
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
The Associate Director (AD) of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Outreach reports directly to the Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs (MA). Primary responsibilities include: oversight and coordination of International @ Columbia programs and resources, and preparation of relevant trainings for students and other constituents. The AD will demonstrate a strong knowledge base of campus climate concerns within the undergraduate international community and is responsible to provide a comprehensive range of advocacy, education, information, and referrals for international students and groups. The AD will provide individual support to students in their social, leadership, and identity development. Broadly, the AD will support intercultural dialogues; and will contribute to office-wide diversity and inclusion trainings and curricula development.
Oversee, facilitate, and assess MA's programming and outreach focused on the international undergraduate community in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Apply intercultural communication, identity development, intersectionality and/or social justice frameworks to programs, trainings, events, and supportive resources. Coordinate student outreach and programming with student coordinators and other MA associate directors.
With the Associate Dean of MA, Dean of USL, and relevant partners, lead advocacy efforts to address campus climate issues impacting international undergraduate students. Oversee the International Student Advisory Board within MA. Through the International Resource Team, develop recommendations, in partnership with relevant offices, to improve campus experiences for international students.
Provide information, outreach, support, and advisement to international students on adjustment, wellness, campus navigation, community building, and intercultural opportunities. With various campus partner offices, establish support groups, develop and provide resources for adjustment, and create social activities. Make referrals to other professionals, offices, or organizations on and off campus and follow-up with students, as needed. Develop a strong and communicative working relationship with partners in the International Students and Scholars Office.
Develop, coordinate, implement, and assess new student orientation programming focused on the support and transition of international students to campus life. Develop overarching transition support plan pre- and post- arrival of new international students. Select, train, and supervise student coordinators and orientation leaders working with international student programming. Outreach and serve as a resource to incoming first-year students. Work with University partners to develop workshops and resources to support new students' transition to campus and continued intercultural learning.
Advise cultural student organizations; develop strong advisory relationships with advisees. Apply student and leadership development theories to inform advisement practices. Inform students of University policies and procedures, train students in event planning and management, and assist with critical decision-making. Provide support for organizations with budgets, contracts, and evening/ weekend event coverage and advisement when needed. Facilitate inter-organization communication and collaboration. Initiate and plan community building programs and meetings for constituencies represented in assigned advisement portfolio.
Provide individual support to students in their social, leadership, and identity development and provide advocacy and support with the Associate Dean for individuals and student groups including advising and referral, as appropriate, on campus diversity issues and bias incidents.
Contribute to the development, writing, facilitation, and assessment of original diversity education curricula for general Multicultural Affairs' by-request workshops and trainings. Support the development and implementation of related train-the-trainer programs. Collaborate with the Manager of Diversity Education to coordinate broad campus education, including by-request trainings and intercultural workshops.
Assist with programs and services that further the missions of Multicultural Affairs, Undergraduate Student Life, Columbia College, and Columbia Engineering.
Other related duties as assigned.
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.
Bachelor's degree required, and at least 3 years of professional experience in student affairs is essential.
Strong knowledge of current climate and experiences for international students, social justice education, student development theory, and community building required.
Excellent intercultural communication and facilitation skills essential.
Strong background in working with diverse populations, including international and U.S. students, students of color, LGBTQA+ students, first-generation and/or low income students, and cultural organizations.
Substantive understanding of diversity as it relates to social identities (such as gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic status) in both U.S.-based and international contexts.
**Applications submitted without a resume or cover letter will not be reviewed.**
Masters in Student Personnel Administration, International Education, or related field preferred.
Experience working in an urban setting preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.