The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position, however, we are still accepting applications from other qualified candidates.
The Assistant Director (AD) reports to the Associate Director of Student Engagement (SE) and supports SE and Undergraduate Student Life (USL) within Columbia College (CC) and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The AD will support student organization advising including leadership development for student groups that focus on, but are not limited to, musical, theatrics, and performances. The AD will manage and/or support administrative programs that are performance arts focused. Additional priorities for the AD include working collaboratively to provide campus-wide community programming, orientation and other initiatives. The incumbent will provide individual support to student leaders in social, leadership, and identity development.
Student Group Advising
Develop strong advisory relationships with leaders of student organizations. Utilize strong knowledge of student development theory and leadership development theory to inform advising practices and the development of services. Inform advisees about relevant University and Office policies and procedures and provide guidance in interpreting policies and procedures. Assist advisees in critical decision making by helping explore options and consequences of actions related to group leadership, event planning and implementation.
Monitor student organization budgets; negotiate contracts with performers, speakers and service providers.
Develop collaborative relationships with event planning staff throughout the University to facilitate student group activities and events. Partner offices may include: Facilities, Administration and Planning, Public Safety, and University Event Management (UEM). Facilitate and encourage inter-organization communication and collaboration and facilitate communication with other University departments.
Provide evening and weekend event coverage and advisement.
Oversee administrative programs and processes that include, but are not limited to performance arts and exploration initiatives.
Provide opportunities to connect undergraduate students of CC and SEAS with the arts community of New York City.
Helps support theater elements such as, but not limited to Black Box theater booking and props closets.
Program Execution, Management, and Assessment
Implement programs and services that support student involvement, development, learning and leadership.
Oversee planning and organization of club/organization/administrative programs and events.
Work on a team that consists of SE staff and University Events Management that helps pre-determine space needs for student groups.
Collaborates with other departments to develop and implement outreach programs.
Assess quality and effectiveness of programs and services.
Training and Development
Provide training and leadership development opportunities for students.
Participate in student group activities and assist leaders and officers in recruiting, engaging and training leaders and attracting more participants.
Work with club leaders and officers on increasing inclusivity and accessibility to all parts of campus.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Evening and weekend hours are necessary, as is overnight travel for student group training and development retreats.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience required.
Strong organizational and time and project management skills.
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.**
Master???s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Theater Arts Management, Journalism, Communications or related field preferred.
Strong knowledge of student development theory, leadership development theory, transition theory, multiculturalism, and community building.
Strong knowledge of arts and media management including performing arts/theater arts/concert and/or television production competencies and experience, concert venue operations; print and/or new media production.
Demonstrated ability working in an urban setting, excellent communication skills and experience working with diverse student population.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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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.