| Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the incumbent functions as part of a team of Assistant Deans providing comprehensive support to SIPA's student population of over 1300 students across seven degree programs. In this capacity, the incumbent is charged with advancing the overall mission of the University, SIPA, and the Office of Student Affairs, and enhancing the student experience at the School. Responsibilities span all aspects of the Student Affairs operation including academic advising, academic policies and requirements, registration, the fellowship process and assistantship program, student life, discipline (involving academic integrity and social misconduct) and student events and outreach. SIPA's Office of Student Affairs is committed to excellence in student service and seeks professionals with experience assessing student needs, as well as designing, planning and delivering graduate student programs. Candidates with international education experience and/or experience working with international student populations are preferred. |
Under the direction of the Associate Dean, assumes primary responsibility for managing all student life activities at SIPA, including but not limited to new student Orientation, OSA's Peer Advisor Program, SIPA Commencement activities, training sessions and workshops, and SIPA Town Halls.
Works closely with over 40 registered student groups and liaises with SIPA Administration on their behalf, overseeing and assisting them and other students in developing social, professional, community, and cultural programs for the student body. Serves as liaison between students and outside organizations (i.e. vendors, equipment companies, etc.).
At the Direction of the Associate Dean, who serves as Co-Chair of SIPA's Diversity Committee, provides support for the Diversity Committee, including its programming and membership, and serves as OSA's primary liaison and point of contact for issues of diversity and inclusion.
Manages all OSA social media (including OrgSync and weekly newsletters), and the annual Student Experience Survey. Responsible for maintaining student contact information, student network pages and OSA's presence on websites and social media. Responsible for generating the annual SIPA Student Directory.
Participates in developing and coordinating all events sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.
Advises full-time MIA and MPA two-year students on course selection, registration issues and degree requirements, and provides specialized advising for subsets of the student population such as Columbia University and international dual-degree students.
Liaises with various Columbia student services providers (Office of University Life, ISSO, Health and Disability Services, CUIT, Library, Public Safety, Risk Management, Housing) regarding information and resources available to SIPA students.
Serves as a person on-call for student emergencies and as a Delegate for the University.
When requested by the Associate Dean, serves on OSA's Discipline Hearing Panels (considering matters of academic integrity and social misconduct) and OSA's Committee of Deans (considering matters of satisfactory academic progress).
Serves as a member of SIPA's Admissions Committee. Reads up to 200 applications annually as determined by the Associate Dean in close consultation with the Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Supports aspects of the registration, data and reporting, and degree certification processes.
Provides data analysis support, including data management, statistical analysis, and routine, frequent data reporting.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Must have at least three years of full-time related experience in a higher education or similar non-profit setting.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work independently and adapt to shifting priorities, to work with a wide range of constituencies, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously essential. Must have strong computer skills including thorough familiarity with the use of spreadsheets. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Superior writing ability and overall communication skills with diverse audiences are essential. Cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences of students, faculty and staff are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred in higher education administration, college student personnel or related field. Familiarity with international/public affairs highly desirable. Experience with graduate students, particularly in an academic advising capacity.
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.