Advertised Summary Job Description: The Director will lead and direct the design, planning and execution of University programs and events on and off campus including events held at The President's House.
1.Directs major Presidential programs and events including some events involving the Provost, Trustees and other senior University officers. Includes supervision and coordination of a team of 8 - 10 professional level positions.
2.Develops programming, outlining research strategies and coordinating outreach to speakers and program participants, ensuring proper cultivation during and following events; analysis and reporting on the UPE portfolio in relation to attendance and program development.
3.Has overall responsibility for the logistical arrangements for programs and events, contracts with internal and external vendors to negotiate the best possible rates, and supervises projects to ensure timely and high quality work. Leads communications and coordination with The President's House staff. Ensures that the highest possible standards are met within given budget requirements. This will include supervising a team of professional staff.
4.Responsible for the creation and implementation of procedures related to financial planning as well as oversight of the programming and events operating budget. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the office including the portfolio of assignments. Makes recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team for long term staff planning and strategic development.
5.Responsible for developing an overarching strategy for audience development, marketing and promotion. Manages printed publications, communications and websites while ensuring the product meets university standards and supports the public affairs initiatives for the President. Writes and issues briefing materials and high level communication about programs and events to key University officials. Oversees electronic registration and calendar development.
6.Coordinates with University executives, faculty and staff to implement programming and events as well as support presidential programs coordinated by other departments.
7.Additional duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to relate well with others with discretion and diplomacy. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; meet deadlines under pressure and with accuracy. Demonstrated ability to supervise a staff of 10 or more employees. Excellent communications and research skills required. Must be highly detail oriented. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, sensitivity and mature judgment essential. Confidentiality and discretion are required. Must have extreme sensitivity to cultural differences. Must be professional, organized, creative, and efficient, able to work successfully both individually and as a part of a team. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required. Columbia University is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of five years event production experience, preferred. Experience in a university, major cultural institution or other comparable environment is desirable. Experience managing protocol for visiting delegations preferred.
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.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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.