Assistant Director of International Graduate Student Services
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 535769
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: $69,000 to $75,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Graduate Admissions and the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives, the Assistant Director of International Graduate Student Services is responsible for advising international graduate student groups, particularly the Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA). The Assistant Director will also play a key role in global academic partnerships, and international recruiting and will liaise closely with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the Office of the Provost. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and other Columbia schools by developing and implementing programs and services to support the diverse needs of graduate students as well as communicating and enforcing academic policies and procedures.
50% (1) Graduate Student Group Advisement - Advise international graduate student groups and serve as the primary advisor for the Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing CUCSSA operations including website and social media content, reviewing event proposals, monitoring budget and payments, interfacing with the CUCSSA faculty advisor, scheduling regular meetings with the CUCSSA members executive committee, developing and implementing events on campus and abroad for Chinese undergraduate and graduate students, educating CUCSSA members about University and club governing board policies and procedures, ensuring CUCSSA members adhere to University and event planning policies and procedures, fostering a welcoming community for Chinese students and scholars, providing guidance on internal and external resources to support CUCSSA programming, and serving as an event manager for graduate student group events. Prepare regular reports and updates on CUCSSA programming and outreach efforts. In collaboration with the ESA Finance and Operations Manager, the Assistant Director will manage the student group???s cash flow/expenses and provide necessary reporting and documentation to support financial management of related accounts.
25% (2) International Recruitment and Outreach - Oversee the development and implementation of strategies for the recruitment of international students. Plans visits and presentations with colleges and universities to students located abroad. Collaborate with the Columbia Global Centers (in particular the Columbia Global Center in Beijing) to determine programming opportunities for prospective and current students; assist with career placement events targeting international opportunities to support students seeking global placement opportunities. Work in partnership with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to organize orientation and on-boarding events. Coordinates dual admission process with partner institutions as well as other educational institutions globally. Collaborates with staff and outside agencies in resolving complex prospective student issues relating to admission and all pre-arrival issues. Establishes cooperative and collaborative relationships with Study Abroad Agencies, Education USA advisors, and other organizations.
20% (3) Graduate Student Affairs Administration - Assist with graduate student affairs administration at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and other Columbia schools, including but not limited to, developing and implementing programming for a diverse graduate student population, assisting with Orientation, Class Day and graduation programming logistics. Partner with relevant offices to support the professional development of international students and international student group members. Partner with school-based teams to uphold community standards and expectations of student conduct.
5% (4) Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent required, master's degree preferred; a minimum of two to four years related experience required, preferably in student affairs, student activities, international student affairs, or related field; excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required; proficiency with Chinese culture and language required; superior computer skills preferred, including proficiency with computer and web applications (i.e. MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, SurveyMonkey, etc.); experience with social media marketing; and the ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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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.