Assistant Director, Graduate Student Life and Development
Teachers College, Columbia University
Location: New York City, New York
Internal Number: 510719
Posting Summary: The Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking an Assistant Director who will be responsible for programs, resources, and initiatives that ensure student’s success from entry to graduation.
Job Summary/Basic Function: Reporting to the Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Development, the Assistant Director will function as a member of the Graduate Student Life and Development team to support academic engagement. The position’s focus will be on programs, resources, and initiatives that ensure student’s success from entry to graduation. The Assistant Director will directly work on New Student Orientation, doctoral programming, and academic support services.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Academic Support and Engagement
Support Associate Director with all aspects of Fall, Spring, and Summer New Student Orientation (NSO) including, but not limited to, managing TC's virtual orientation platform to provide a digital engagement opportunity for students learning remote or can not attend in-person orientation
Identify key milestones and developmental moments for Doctoral and Masters students and create targeted programming and opportunities to meet needs for engagement and support
Implement academic support services and workshops to assist with academic success, primarily in areas of statistics, reading, and research.
Student Organization Advising
Directly advise and support pre-professional and academic based student organizations which includes, but not limited to, providing support with budget management, event execution, leadership development, annual transitions, institutional requirements and policies, intergroup dynamics, etc.
General GSLD Duties
Support with office and college-wide events and programs
Serve as campus representative knowledgeable of resources and services available to students through Teachers College and Columbia University
Represent GSLD on campus-wide committees and meetings as assigned by Associate Director
Assist with recruitment, training and hiring of student employees
Work with staff in fostering student engagement in the learning process through intentional programs and provide a high level of personal contact
Other duties as assigned
This job summary is not intended to be inclusive of all expectations for this position
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training and experience
1-3 years of related experience
Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, Canva) as well as the ability to use web-based technology
Experience with providing exemplary customer service
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while being detail orientation and self-motivated
Diligent attention to detail and meticulous record-keeping
Demonstrated ability to supervise student staff
Demonstrated success in event management with the ability to work evenings and weekends when needed
Proven understanding and commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to work effectively to create a culture of collegial relationships with all constituents, including students/alumni, faculty and administration
Sound professional judgment and a strong sense of ethics
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Education Leadership, or a related field
Understanding of the general doctoral student experience
Experience working with faculty and academic departments
Proven ability and experience working with web-based platforms such as Salesforce, Banner, Canvas, etc.
$57,600 - $65,000
About GSLD: The Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) encourages TC students to become familiar with programs and services designed to enhance the graduate student experience at Teachers College. Alongside academic studies in the classroom, Teachers College students have many out-of-class opportunities to engage peers and persons with diverse cultural experiences, to examine new philosophies, to develop new interests and skills, and to prepare for active participation in a rapidly changing global society.
Competitive Compensation and Benefits
The salary range reflects the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
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Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.