The Assistant Director of Student Affairs will work in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Columbia Nursing, which includes the Admissions, Student Services, Student Life & Financial Aid functions for the school. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, this role is part of a high-performing, dynamic team tasked with ensuring a high-quality experience for applicants and students in all OSA areas. The Assistant Director will have a vital role in the admission and student services departments and will work closely with the Director of Admissions, ensuring that both prospective and current students have an optimal experience with Columbia Nursing. Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Manage all admissions aspects of degree programs, including recruitment, communication, decision release, on-boarding, with a focus on supplemental scholarship/program application management
- Oversee the internal doctoral application with a strong focus on coordination with faculty for open houses, decision release, and tracking of enrollment
- Provide support with the Technolution strategy plan, managing and optimizing onboarding processes and communications, ensuring data integrity and serving as a Slate administrator
- Create, improve, and maintain processes and records for all prospects, applicants, and students within Slate
- Partnering with the School???s Communications team to create student profiles and content that highlight student initiatives for the Columbia Nursing website and admissions recruitment materials (e.g., brochures, videos, etc.)
- Host and present in applicant recruitment events such as college fairs, on-campus open houses, internal student information sessions, and webinars for prospective students
- In conjunction with Director of Admissions, coordinate annual Accepted Applicant Visiting Days including organizing and developing assignments for Student Ambassadors volunteers
- Conduct preliminary reviews of admissions & internal student applications and recommending applicants to the admissions committee for decision
- Provide comprehensive counseling to applicants and newly enrolled students on the admissions process, financial aid eligibility, registration requirements, deadlines, and other policies and procedures
- Serve as the nursing Liaison with the Office of Disability Services, and primary point person for students and faculty questions on disability accommodation needs
- In partnership with the Office of Disability Services, counsel and advise students on University and School policies and procedures related to accommodations
- Ensure registered students are connected to appropriate services and reasonable accommodations are enacted at Columbia Nursing
- Interface regularly with faculty members to provide accommodation notifications and provide academic accommodation arrangements
- Arrange and oversee testing accommodations as well as manage other academic and classroom accommodations, and provide support and problem-solving assistance to Student Affairs staff who coordinate the testing accommodations
- Manage and update accommodation database- Participating in OSA events, e.g., Visiting Day, Orientation, Graduation, White Coat
- Supporting the daily operations of the Admissions, Student Services, Student Life & Financial Aid
- Performing other projects and responsibilities as needed and assigned
Requires a Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience.
Possess superb communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to clearly explain processes in guiding students through all aspects of the Office of Student Affairs.
Exhibit confidence and authority when speaking in group settings and gain trust of faculty, staff and students as an effective and reliable resource.
Ability to plan and manage multiple diverse projects.
Experience working in higher education with experience in student advising, programming and working with large database systems.
Must be computer literate, with a solid background in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel, including merging files.
Travel is required for this role and the incumbent will need to work more than the traditional work week when necessary.
Master???s degree in a related field.
Knowledge of Columbia University???s Student Information System (SIS) and Technolutions (Slate) system are strongly 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.