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Student Affairs and Program Manager

Columbia Committee on Global Thought
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Reporting to the Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Program Director, the incumbent manages aspects of CGT’s academic and student outreach programs, including the interdisciplinary Master’s program in Global Thought, Undergraduate Global Thought, and CGT events.


Undergraduate Global Thought

  • Launches and manages new initiatives and expanded activities of the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought, working closely with CGT faculty to develop experiential learning opportunities and the planning of the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Identifies and builds a network of organizations in New York City to establish and facilitate volunteer and internship opportunities for Columbia undergraduates. Manages the relationship between external organizations, students, and the CGT.
  • Provides strategic direction for the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT), including recruiting, mentoring, and supervising a team of fellows, members, and the UCGT’s activities.
  • Works closely with CGT Faculty on the administration of an eventual undergraduate special concentration.

Recruitment and Admissions (MA Program)

  • Manages the MA pages of the CGT website, including content development, writing, and copy editing, ensuring quality control and annual updates are implemented.
  • Leads the redesign and updating of LinkedIn and Google MA recruitment campaigns to improve efficacy.
  • Serves as the primary contact with prospective MA students, responding to inquiries about admission requirements, visas, housing, fellowships, and careers after graduation.
  • Delivers a report of key patterns and gaps in MA student representation by tracking and analyzing applicant data from GSAS.
  • Collaborates with CGT directorates on the implementation of effective recruitment strategies for underrepresented and minority students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds via institutions, organizations, and outreach.
  • Manages the MA admissions review process and interface between prospective students, CGT staff, faculty readers, and GSAS Admissions via the SLATE platform.
  • Ensures admissions decisions are submitted and sent to applicants in a timely manner.

Event Management

  • Proposes, conceives, and oversees programs and events for CGT student orientation, admission and recruitment information sessions, academic workshops, receptions, and CGT research projects.
  • Designs and manages the development of all aspects of CGT public events, including speaker coordination, e.g. speaker travel and accommodations, space reservations, logistics facilitation, catering, and A/V, providing on-the-ground logistical and technical support.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for CGT virtual events with participants in various time zones to problem solve, address access issues, or provide information.
  • Leads efforts to grow audience size and diversify the delivery of CGT event content by creating metrics and reporting mechanisms.

Alumni Affairs (MA Program)

  • Creates placement and related reports for the MA Program, including building and enhancing a new database of program's specific alumni and employers. Assist with the placement of students and generate new professionalization programming.
  • Organizes and co-host alumni reunions and strengthen relationships with alumni.
  • Collaborates with CGT directorates in coordinating and building out the alumni mentor program, as well as identifying opportunities for alumni engagement across CGT programming.

Student and Support (MA Program)

  • Manages student progress towards graduation by tracking and auditing student records for degree requirements and directing the distribution and collection of administrative forms.
  • Develops a listing of recommended courses for use in student advising by tracking and analyzing elective enrollment patterns. Build and maintain a live page of campus events, resources, and programming for MA students.
  • Supports faculty with administrative aspects of courses, including but not limited to Canvas and SSOL, and create an archiving system that can be easily migrated from year to year.
  • Liaises with Registrar and faculty on classroom assignments for Fall and Spring.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. A minimum of 2 years related experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in educational administration or programming, with a demonstrated interest in global relations and challenges.

Position-Specific Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently
  • Experience in a client/student/user-facing role, knowledge and comfortability with a range of virtual meeting and event hosting platforms, strong computer skills, including database knowledge
  • Able and willing to work across global time zones, and early morning or evening as needed

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applicants must apply through the Columbia Careers web site ( )

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