In close consultation with the Academic Director, the Deputy Academic Director (the Deputy) assists in the management of program and curricular development efforts for the Degree Program. In the absence of the Academic Director, the Deputy will serve as Columbia University's liaison to the academic, professional, and industry communities. The Deputy will support efforts to provide professional development opportunities for students enrolled in the Program, and take an active leadership role in creating the strategic plan for key Program components such as Marketing, Admissions, Student Life, and Alumni Affairs.
Works closely with Academic Affairs to build a culture of continuous assessment, using data to drive the formal program review
Responsible for faculty member's adherence to all academic policies put forth by the Academic Review Committee
Works closely with the Academic Director and Admissions to review student applications and select the highest quality students for the program
Works with the Academic Director to provide oversight for the academic quality and administration of the Program
Responsible for overall Program compliance to all regulatory, SPS, and University standards
Provides oversight of quality and accuracy for yearly curricular planning submission as well as identifying areas for programmatic and curricular improvement; develops and implements an improvement/growth plan, working in conjunction with SPS's curricular design team to create and deliver courses in a variety of online and hybrid modalities
Assists with the recruitment, appointment, teaching, and evaluation of faculty and students for the Program; responsible for working with full-time and part-time faculty to produce promotion and review dossiers
Assists the Academic Director to recruit, develop, manage, and retain industry relationships in support of the Program and students
Works closely with the marketing team to create and execute strategic enrollment plans for the Program, actively participating in events to meet Program enrollment goals
Works with the Academic Director to represent Columbia University, and the School, in industry and professional communities
Works with the Academic Director and faculty to build program and practitioner eminence through publication (research, white papers), innovative industry development, new opportunities for professionals, network development, program growth and/or recognition or accreditation
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required
Strong customer service mentality
Ability to be flexible in a changing environment
Strong communication skills; ability to interface at all levels in the organization
Ability to problem solve, establish priorities, and work under pressure without supervision required
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502775
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