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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Assoc Director-Master's Progs in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration- Regular/Temporary: Regular- Hours Per Week: 35- Salary Range: $90,000 - $113,000The 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.Position SummaryReporting to the Director of the MA Program, the Associate Director executes the mission of the MA Program. The Associate Director of the MA Program contributes to strategic planning to shape the academic experience for 150+ MA students in the Department of Economics. The incumbent will evaluate, develop, and streamline policies and procedures of the MA program for an international and diverse student body. The Associate Director is responsible for the assessment of student climate, student attitudes, and needs; the incumbent recommends innovative solutions that will enhance the experience of Columbia Economics MA students. The Associate Director oversees operations related to the delivery of the full-time MA curriculum; with the Director co-directs the admissions process; plans recruitment and placement strategies; directs career services and job placement; establishes and grows the alumni network; projects and maintains program budgets. The Associate Director works actively with the Director and the Department of Economics to shape and grow the Columbia Economics MA Program over the foreseeable future.Responsibilities- Working closely with the Director and serving as a member of the MA Admissions Committee, the Associate Director manages the admissions process; reviews all applications and participates in the interview process; corresponds with applicants and works directly with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on admissions; acts as a full member of the MA Admissions Committee in evaluating applications and making funding decisions for student financial aid and assists with recruitment of prospective students. - The Associate Director supervises the MA Program Coordinator who manages MA curriculum offerings and schedules, resolves registration issues for MA students, assesses need and provides support for courses such as TAs, readers, specialized classrooms, etc. Under oversight by the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator reports and conducts statistical analyses of MA program activities, admissions, enrollments, placement and employment data, etc., for the Associate Director, Director, Chair, and MA Program Committee. - The Associate Director administers (and updates as required) an internship course to help students with the internship initiative associated with the MA program. This particular course, given during the academic year and over the summer, allows students to do internships and also receive course credit. The course is required for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) which is an off-campus employment option for F1 students when the practical training is an integral part of the established curriculum or academic program. - The Associate Director works directly with students to establish and foster community within the program, the department as a whole, and the University at large; to provide counseling and guidance regarding academic performance and course selection on an ongoing basis; to create and maintain a comprehensive tracking protocol for student academic progress; to offer solutions and suggest alternative resources in support of any academic or personal challenges students may face and identify potential problems affecting academic standing; and to educate students about University resources and policies. - The Associate Director directs career services and job placement activities for MA students including working directly with GSAS Career Services. In both a global as well as local arena, the incumbent develops strong industry partnerships and networks with potential employers and alumni; promotes and markets the Economics MA program; organizes job fairs, career education workshops, recruitment events (on and off campus), and training programs tailored for Economics MA students. Supervises MA staff to maintain databases of relevant employment information and use social media outreach as appropriate. The incumbent provides individual career counseling to assist graduating students with achieving their career and placement goals. - Reporting to the Director, Chair, and MA Program Committee, the Associate Director manages oversight of the $7.5+ million MA program budget by providing financial forecasts, maintaining compliance, reconciling and reviewing disbursements, working directly with the Director of Academic Administration and Finance (Economics) and Arts and Sciences to ensure the fiscal health of MA budget. - The Associate Director develops and maintains strong relationships with the University Registrar, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Business, University Event Management, other Columbia MA programs, and central University offices to ensure and foster collaboration for the student experience. The incumbent oversees MA events management and represents the Columbia Economics MA Program at Columbia University and external functions and events as needed. - The Associate Director effectively hires, trains, and manages MA program staff, full-time and part-time, including the MA Program Coordinator as well as casual and work-study students, and continues to develop a high-performing, collaborative team with clear roles and responsibilities.- Assumes related responsibilities and projects as necessary.Minimum Qualifications- Bachelor's degree or equivalent; master's degree strongly preferred. Must possess a minimum of 5 years of related experience working in higher education, preferably with track record in program implementation, experience in student advising and academic affairs in a service-driven environment. Computer literacy and proficiency required.- Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills required. Candidate must be a proactive problem solver and must possess ability to lead and work in a team environment with proven ability to build relationships; strong technical proficiency and understanding of registration and grading systems preferred. Tact, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality essential.Preferred Qualifications- Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred: experience at a research-level institution; experience working in graduate education and with international students; counseling skills; and familiarity with MA programs in economics. Ability to identify and analyze trends in the profession desired.Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly