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Columbia University Student Affairs Officer in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 525037

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Morningside

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Student Affairs Officer works under the supervision of the Associate Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs in The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The incumbent will be responsible for managing large-scale undergraduate programs for the School, including but not limited to the Senior Design Expo and student research programs, as well as developing additional programs and supports to enhance the experience of the undergraduate student population. The incumbent will also assist with graduate student affairs and academic administration.


  • (30%) Programming: oversees the Senior Design Expo, working with faculty and departments, university events management, external partners and others to present and promote this flagship program for the engineering school. Manages the budget associated with the expo, communications and marketing, development of new ideas and programmatic elements that support the showcase of student work. The incumbent also manages programmatic efforts to engage students in research activities during the academic year and the summer, including outreach to faculty, the Summer@SEAS seminar program, student research poster symposium and more. Promotes student participation in external research programs to encourage professional development and exposure. Key liaison for school wide programs including new student orientation and Class Day.

  • (20%) Undergraduate Scholars Programs: Enhances the programming and engagement with the Egleston Scholars. Serves as an advisor to all four cohorts of Egleston Scholars from their first-year to graduation. Collaborates with Undergraduate Admissions on yield initiatives and events for this program. Liaisons with the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program, including the CP Davis scholars, to enhance the community of engineering scholars.

  • (10%) Student Conduct: Assist with the student conduct cases including educating students about academic, community standards, and related processes; liaise with Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

  • (10%) Academic Administration: Administers tasks related to accreditation, undergraduate data projects, and review of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook.

  • (10%) On-Call and Crisis Management: Serves as part of the on-call rotation to assist in crises situations involving graduate students, and support the management of student crises.

  • (10%) Communications and Events: Drafts, edits, reviews, and prepares communications using independent judgment, discretion, and initiative for email communication or social media. May assist with logistics, data collection, drafting and assembly of materials, and other administrative support to support the work of the academic programs unit. Manages variety of academic events and engagements, including organizing meetings, developing agendas, managing RSVPs, reservations, travel, A/V, catering, and preparation of meeting materials.

  • (10%) General Administration and Other Responsibilities: Overall day-to-day operations of the Office of Academic Programs. Performs other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor degree is required; graduate level work is preferred. Atleast 1 year of related experience required.

  • Understand student and academic affairs opportunities and challenges affecting the constituents, consisting of a diverse population - domestic and international.

  • Strong technical competency is required; demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of student services database software and on-line resources, and the willingness and enthusiasm to respond to the needs of students in an increasingly technologically dynamic society. Proficiency with Google suite of products, MS office (Excel with pivot tables, vlookup), PowerPoint, publishing software, social media, etc.

  • Must be trustworthy with sensitive and confidential information. Must be able to work independently and exercise independent judgment and discretion, and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Positive attitude and sense of humor a must.

  • Ability to analyze and work with a large volume of student, course and other types data.

  • Must be willing to work on occasional evenings and weekends, on a needed basis, especially when on-call and student crises arise.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and administrative skills. Ability to work independently and under pressure, with high level of attention to detail. Candidate must exercise good judgment and flexibility.

  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with staff, faculty, students, employers, and alumni in small and large group settings.

  • Positive, mission-oriented, forward-thinking attitude and sense of humor a must.

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