Reporting directly to the Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Dean's Office and working closely with the other members of the Dean's Office, the Associate Director partners with the Vice Dean of DEI by managing administration, information, data analysis, and operations relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, staff, researchers and faculty of Columbia Business School. The incumbent will collect, confirm, update, and manage information on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and will confirm and maintain an accurate record of both confidential and non-confidential information. The Associate Director will conduct analyses, write reports, prepare briefings and slides, maintain DEI website, and provide scheduling and staff assistance to the Vice Dean of DEI and to standing and ad hoc committees, and will be responsible for all project management requirements for DEI initiatives. The incumbent will handle a variety of complex administrative and confidential matters relating to current faculty, staff, researchers, and students, working with colleagues across the School, University, and the public.
Independently manages and executes projects in support of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative assigned by the Vice Dean. Serves as the first point of contact and "go-to" person for issues or discrepancies that arise and works closely with senior leaders in various departments as well as students, staff and external constituents.
Oversees and manages the collection of data on all aspects of DEI at the Business School. Conducts data analysis and benchmarking studies, writes reports, prepares briefings and slides. Provides updates in regular meetings with senior leaders.
Develops, manages and executes strategies for communications and in-person meetings on behalf of the Vice Dean, including standing and ad hoc committees and subcommittees as well as planning and managing the complex calendar of activities involving these groups.
Manages and maintains the DEI website and creates and maintains a social media presence to further build awareness of the Initiative.
Develops and implements a communication strategy to enhance visibility of the initiative among its internal and external constituents, working with the CBS Strategic Communications team. As part of this strategy implementation, writes, produces, edits and executes program communications as needed.
Develops internal department processes and reviews current processes for improvement and efficiencies.
Liaison to and from across the Columbia Business School community, to collaborate on programs, ensuring positive and proactive communications with all levels of the organization.
Other related duties and special projects, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 4-6 years related experience required.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret information, and meet deadlines, along with strong data management and analyses, writing, and editing skills. Candidates must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem solving skills, expert diplomacy, experience successfully collaborating with diverse groups, proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and a willingness and ability to learn new computer software programs. Successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work collaboratively and have demonstrated planning and project management skills. Cultural sensitivity required.
MBA or master's degree in a business discipline (e.g. management, economics, marketing, statistics, or related field) is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates will have a background in and passion for higher education administration and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to work on a small, high-quality services-oriented team in a start-up phase.
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