Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing and managing the Master's of Arts program at Columbia's Journalism School, as well as supporting all academic programs and offerings at the school.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES Supervises the M.A. student experience across concentrations. Works closely with professors in the program to develop school-wide M.A. strategies, policies and curriculum. Researches outside courses and works with Student Affairs on outreach to students and to other schools and departments to ensure smooth cross-registration for outside classes.. Works with admissions to help develop and implement M.A. recruitment and admissions strategies. Works with career services to help identify opportunities that are geared to the particular needs of MA students. Oversees M.A. budget. Provides orientation to new and returning faculty, as required. Manages and administers the thesis calendar and process for the school's M.A. program. Works with professors on the assignment of thesis advisers and troubleshoots adviser-student relationships when necessary.. Oversees the application process for thesis grants.
Directs 8-10 thesis workshops throughout the year. Reviews final theses for thesis prize.
Supports the faculty and curricular operations of the Academic Affairs office, for all academic programs, including course planning and development; course and schedule management, recruitment and orientation, technology and space management.
Works closely with academic deans and senior leadership in setting and implementing strategic and long-term plans and goals for the department and school.
Undertakes special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Education:Bachelor's degree required. Experience:A minimum of 4 years related experience. Other Skills: Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in program administration in journalism, higher education or non-profit sectors preferred. Familiarity with journalism preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175004
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