Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life and Development
Teachers College, Columbia University
Location: New York City, New York
Internal Number: 511934
Posting Summary: The Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking an Assistant Director who will support the College community’s initiatives focusing on students' sense of belonging to the College.
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 GSLD team to support community initiatives and a students sense of belonging to the College. The position’s focus will be supporting students in gaining a sense of community, understanding the variety of resources offered to them at TC and Columbia University, and providing programs and initiatives to allow students to find a balance between their academic and social identity at the College.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement developmental initiatives for students to engage with self development and initiatives including, but not limited to, cohorted experiences, workshops, and highlighting opportunities and speakers, internally and externally, that would compliment the students interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
Build collaborative relationships with Teachers College and Columbia University offices that are resource and engagement based and find opportunities to highlight these offerings to TC students
Oversee all aspects of the Student Life Ambassador program which includes the hiring, training, and supervision of 6 ambassadors.
Work with the Student Life Ambassadors to send biweekly emails to their cohorts and implement monthly programs that are related to self-care, exploring NYC, understanding campus services, and social opportunities
Provide a series of both on-campus and digital programming to allow students to connect with peers outside of the classroom
Student Organization Advising
Directly advise and support social and identity-based -related 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
Assist Associate Director with student programming such as New Student Orientation, Harlem Celebration Week, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the Provost’s Student Excellence Awards and other programming initiatives
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
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 and large-scale programming 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, Counseling, or a related field
Demonstrated ability to facilitate developmental conversations and trainings related to social justice and leadership.
Experience working with faculty
Proven ability and experience working with web-based platforms such as Salesforce, Banner, Canvas, etc.
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).
If you would like to request any disability-related accommodations to complete the job application or to participate in the interview process, please email:email@example.com.
Teachers College maintains a hybrid work environment, which provides employees with flexible work arrangements, while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person college-campus culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite or in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days). Employees are expected to live within a 150-mile radius of the College.
We will consider qualified candidates that reside beyond this radius based on the responsibilities and duties expected of the position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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.