HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Student Engagement Officer in New York, New York
Employer Name: Columbia University
Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: Position Summary The Student Engagement Officer reports to an Associate Director in Student Engagement /Undergraduate Student Life (USL) within Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Primary responsibilities include advising student organizations and supporting programs such as Activities Day, Undergraduate Student Life community programs, and other initiatives. The incumbent will provide individual support to student leaders in social, leadership, and identity development Responsibilities Student Group Advising Advise a portfolio of primarily Performing Arts (theater , music, dance, comedy) groups, working towards the success of their rehearsals, shows, auditions, and events. Develop strong advisory relationships with leaders of student organizations and their members. Utilize strong knowledge of student and leadership development theory to inform advising practices and the development of services. Inform advisees about relevant University and Office policies and procedures and provide guidance in interpreting policies and procedures. Assist advisees in critical decision making by helping explore options and consequences of actions related to group leadership, event planning and implementation. Monitor student organization budgets; negotiate contracts with performers, speakers and service providers. Develop collaborative relationships with event planning staff throughout the University to facilitate student group activities and events. Partner offices may include: Facilities , Public Safety, and University Event Management. Facilitate and encourage inter-organization communication and collaboration and facilitate communication with other University departments. Provide evening and weekend event coverage and advisement. Program Planning, Management and Assessment Supports large-scale, community building programming and initiatives, with involvement from students. Work on a team that consists of Student Engagement staff and University Events Management that helps make decisions on space needs for student groups. Implement programs and services that support student involvement, development, learning and leadership. Oversee planning and organization of club/organization/administrative programs and events including student group activity fairs Collaborate with other departments to develop and implement outreach programs. Supports summer orientation planning/programming as needed. Assess quality and effectiveness of programs and services. Training and Development Provide leadership training opportunities for students. Participate in student group activities and assist leaders and officers in recruiting, engaging and training leaders and attracting participants. Work with club leaders and officers on increasing inclusivity and accessibility to all parts of campus. Perform other related duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours are necessary, as is overnight travel for student group training and development retreats. 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. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Demonstrated engagement in campus life and leadership. 0-2 years of related experience. Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed. Preferred Qualifications Master?s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, or related field. Strong knowledge of student development theory, leadership development theory, transition theory, multiculturalism, and community building. Demonstrated ability working in an urban setting, excellent communication skills and experience working with diverse student populations. Strong organizational and time and project management skills . Experience coordinating large-scale events. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.