Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University's School of Professional Studies (SPS) has been approved to launch a new Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) degree program in Insurance Management. This program prepares insurance/reinsurance professionals to maneuver the increasingly complex insurance industry. Advances in technology and analytics, growth in global markets, demand for new products, and changes in environmental, regulatory, financial, and political climates (including cybersecurity and risk) are just some examples of factors upending the traditional silos around which insurance organizations have been built. These forces have pressed leaders in insurance organizations to consider new business models or plans for operational success. Insurance organizations recognize that they can no longer merely travel the same path of previous generations. Rather, "next generation" insurance industry leaders must possess a new mix of skills for anticipating and handling the key disruptive issues affecting the industry. This program will help emerging leaders to develop a set of analytic and industry skills that will help them to understand the challenges facing the industry today and to navigate those it will face in the future.
SPS is seeking a Director of the Insurance Management program to lead course development efforts in coordination with the school's Online Curriculum and Instruction team and to administer the program upon its launch (including student academic and career advising, scheduling classes, and identifying faculty). The incumbent will serve as liaison to the insurance industry and relevant professional communities. They will lead SPS efforts to provide professional development opportunities for students enrolled in the program, and they will contribute significantly to enrollment management efforts.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. A minimum of 5 years of related experience required.
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_175097
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