Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University's School of General Studies ("GS") seeks an experienced, innovative, and compassionate leader to serve as its Dean of Students. Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Dean of Students is responsible for a broad portfolio of services to support the success of the School's students and, through that success, to advance the School's distinctive mission. The Dean of Students plays a central role in ensuring that the School of General Studies continues to have the transformative impact it has had on non-traditional undergraduate students since 1947.
The Dean of Students oversees academic advising and academic success for all undergraduate students enrolled in the School of General Studies, and is responsible for wellness and student life programming for all students in the School of General Studies, which includes students in the Postbac Premed Program. The Dean of Students works closely with the Dean and with colleagues on the Dean's Senior Team on long-range planning and on immediate considerations in student services, and collaborates with senior administrative leaders throughout the University. The Dean of Students is responsible for the performance of the student advising team, and their department budget.
General Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree preferred. Candidates must have experience in student advising and academic administration (eight years minimum). Knowledge of and appreciation for the Liberal Arts is essential, as are excellent organizational, administrative, budgetary, technical and interpersonal skills. Candidates will bring demonstrated ability to design, organize, and administer programs and services for highly-talented students taking nontraditional educational paths. Knowledge of MS Office required plus the ability to engage other systems and databases rapidly and effectively.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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_175086
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.