Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the Director will plan and lead the execution of all co-curricular programming and residential life responsibilities for High School and Non-Degree Programs. In addition, this individual will work in collaboration with various teams to develop new program offerings, streamline and improve student support services, and communicate with students and their parents.
Plan and oversee the implementation of all high school and non-degree co-curricular offerings which includes community building, college preparedness, academic skill development, and career strategies
Oversee and manage program budgets in excess of $4 million
Directs and manages the Internship in Building Community Program (IBC) which includes the on-boarding, training and supervision of approximately 120 student employees
Partner with the Dean's office, SPS Human Resources, the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action to prevent and respond to events relevant to protocols regarding the Protection of Minors and Gender-Based Misconduct, including staff training and student orientation activities
Serves as the primary liaison for all high school and non-degree program offerings as it relates to student safety, security, and emergency response; this includes building terms and contractual agreements with University Residence Halls, University Dining Halls, University Events Management, University Physical Fitness Center, CUIT, University Health Services, and others
Manage all non-degree and high-school disciplinary issues connected with student life as they arise, assuming the authority to expel students for stated infractions
Organize and/or lead population-specific Student Orientation at the start of each session
Oversee the creation of pipelines that give access to first generation and/or underrepresented populations through the development of strategic enrollment initiatives
Work collaboratively with leaders across the institution to evaluate potential market opportunities and develop, implement, and assess innovative pre-college & non-degree opportunities
Serve as liaison to parents and students on all topics regarding student safety, student life, and general program information.
Responsible for on-call emergency response, year round
Responsible for delivery of program assessment as it relates to residential and student life
Provide joint supervision to members of the Admissions and Advising team who work with non-degree and high school program populations
Serve as the liaison to Marketing and Web teams to ensure timely updates to advertising and external facing platforms
Act as liaison to partner organizations to which the Summer Program provides scholarships and track scholarship student performance and needs
Work in collaboration with Alumni Affairs and Development Officers on alumni engagement and development strategies
Experience working with pre-college summer programs preferred
Teaching experience preferred
Experience at a major research University in higher education administration and/or student affairs preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential
Exceptional attention to detail and an ability to perform non-routine work, to work with changing priorities, to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work independently as required
Evening and weekend work required, particularly during the summer
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508575
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