The Student Affairs Coordinator will work in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Columbia Nursing, which includes the Admissions, Student Services, Student Life, and Financial Aid functions for the School. Reporting to the Director of Student Life, s/he will be part of a high-performing, dynamic team tasked with ensuring a high quality experience for applicants and students in all OSA areas.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Providing comprehensive counseling to applicants and students on topics including the admissions process, career planning, financial aid eligibility, and registration to accurately communicate requirements, deadlines, policies, and procedures;
Handling activities at each student enrollment period, including enrollment forms, student verifications and locker applications & distribution;
Facilitating new student Orientation each year including assigning student leader roles, coordinating vendors, and developing digital and printed communications;
Annually organizing and developing assignments for the Student Ambassador team at Visiting Day and the volunteers who serve at Graduation;
Coordinating the annual White Coat Ceremony including creating the event program, working with caterers, and ordering the coats;
Facilitating the Leadership and the Peer Mentorship programs to promote student engagement and professional development;
Managing the OSSNursing email inbox to timely and accurately respond to student and applicant inquiries and the Outlook and SLATE calendars to ensure updated information is always available;
Counseling students on health and disability services, as well as handling testing accommodations and hiring note-takers for students with disabilities;
Coordinating and participating in applicant recruitment events such as off-campus college fairs, internal open houses, subspecialty information sessions, and webinars for prospective students;
Conducting a preliminary review of admissions and internal student applications to review for completion and recommending applicants to the admissions committee for decision;
Participating in events sponsored by OSA including Visiting Day, Orientation, and Graduation;
Monitoring student statuses and maintaining accurate student files with information including matriculation and graduation clearance degree requirements; and
Performing other projects, duties and coverage in OSA as needed and assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three (3) years of related experience.
The successful incumbent will have experience and/or a strong interest in working in higher education. S/He must be computer literate, with a solid background in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel, including merging files.
The Student Affairs Coordinator must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. S/He will be able to set goals and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and work successfully under pressure, as a member of a team, and independently. The individual in this role will be detail-oriented and have the ability to exhibit excellent judgment and discretion, while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
Travel is required for this role. The successful applicant must also be willing to work more than the traditional work week when necessary.
Experience in student advising, programming and working with large database systems are desired qualifications for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 501342
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