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Columbia University Program Coordinator, Student Affairs in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 507522

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Morningside

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: General Administration,Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), and working in support of the faculty advisor of the Master of Arts in Regional Studies-East Asia (MARSEA) program, the incumbent serves as the primary contact for all student-facing issues and policies. In this role s/he will:

  1. manage administration of the MARSEA program including budgeting, advertising, application processing, admissions, student support, and alumni initiatives (15%);

  2. oversee student fellowship programs supporting research, language acquisition, unpaid internships, and dissertation write-up during the summer and academic year (15%);

  3. liaise with East Asia-related student groups on events and programming, supervising event planning and execution, program development, and budget management (15%);

  4. advise students on program and specialization requirements (10%);

  5. coordinate with various University student services offices as needed to ensure that optimal programs, courses, and support services are available for WEAI students (10%);

  6. prepare student data for grant proposals and funder reports (10%);

  7. assist with special Institute projects as they are developed (5%);

  8. supervise and assign work to student assistants (5%); and

  9. perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned (5%).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent. At least 2 years’ related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, high level of initiative, and the ability to work independently required.

Advanced degree in the fields of East Asian Studies, International Affairs, and/or Higher Education, and experience living and working in an Asian country highly desirable.

Some proficiency in an Asian language helpful.

Experience in a student-facing role preferred.

Other Requirements

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to receive full consideration. A writing sample may be requested from finalists.

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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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