Advertised Summary Job Description: The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement promotes and nurtures a vibrant climate of inclusive excellence through creative collaboration with University partners. Our primary focus is on fostering faculty development, diversity, planning and community-building initiatives that will allow faculty to advance and thrive. We imagine a University community that embodies inclusive excellence, where all faculty feel welcomed and supported. Our vision is to be an institution where faculty can confidently focus on their scholarship and teaching, where there is growing space for collaboration and innovation across disciplines that is the go-to place for the world's greatest scholars. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of inclusion and excellence.
Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, with a dotted line report to the Assistant Provost for Faculty Advancement, the Assistant Director will assist with the planning, development, and implementation, working in close collaboration with our faculty advancement team. The Assistant Director will join us during a time of expansion and strategic planning. Characteristic responsibilities and duties include:
Finance Management: Work with the Assistant Provost to manage the University's $100M+ Faculty Diversity Initiative portfolio, including but not limited to faculty recruitment, pipeline, junior faculty grants and mid-career grants programs. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Assistant Provost in the management of these programs, including preparing, disseminating and following up on pre- and post-award documents and correspondence; preparing budget.
Research/Publications: Compile and synthesize research on a wide range of diversity-related topics. In collaboration with the Assistant Provost, the Assistant Director works to translate this research into resources and publications for faculty and other audiences, including the development of the office's annual reports for internal and external constituents.
Faculty Data Analysis and Presentations: Collaborate with the Assistant Provost to develop and implement the strategic plan for the communication and dissemination of faculty data trends. Develop data dashboards, visualizations, presentations and other communications highlighting faculty diversity trends here at Columbia and in relation to national trends.
Communications: Manage the diversity and inclusion website updates and maintenance as well as other related social media content (e.g., Facebook, Twitter). Curate items from national, local and internal publications and offer suggestions for items to be highlighted on the office's website, in social media posts, in a regular newsletter and/or in more extensive pieces. Manage collaborative communications projects involving the Provost's Office, President's Office and other internal staff.
Meetings and Events: Organize meetings involving the Provost, Vice Provosts, and other senior faculty/administrators (most notably, the Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity and its working groups). Manage events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Office, including vendor outreach, faculty luncheons, major conferences and special events. Prepares materials for speakers and presenters, including senior faculty and administrators.
Trainings and Briefings: Collaborate with partners to develop and deliver trainings and briefings on topics including implicit bias, imposter syndrome and related topics.
Other related duties as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum three years of related experience in a university or other complex organization required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: High level of discretion and ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to work with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, and external constituents. Demonstrated track record of providing project management, data analysis and/or research support. Excellent writing skills required, including the ability to write well for various audiences. Skilled in the use of Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency with social media (website management, Facebook, Twitter) and developing compelling data visualizations in an academic environment desirable.
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.
Internal Number: 126_175402
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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.