The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Columbia Business School (CBS) supports the academic and community experience for 1600 full-time MBA students. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all students feel a sense of belonging, agency and partnership in co-creating their optimal MBA experience. The Office of Student Affairs is composed of two teams that work collaboratively to enhance the MBA experience: Academics and Advising, and Student Life and Engagement.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Affairs, the Senior Associate Director plays a critical role in strategically managing the holistic success of full-time MBA students at Columbia Business School by creating a collaborative, supportive, respectful, and solutions-oriented partnership between students and academic advisers. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for advising a cohort of full-time MBA students and serves as a key collaborator within the Office of Student Affairs partnering with the Student Life and Engagement team on various student and staff facing initiatives. This individual represents OSA in interdepartmental meetings at the Business School and throughout the University. The Senior Associate Director will supervise one or more Assistant Directors.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 4-6 years related experience required, preferably in higher education advising or administration.
The incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills and fluency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel. Experience in project management and leading teams necessary. Absolute attention to detail is required. Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and projects in a high-volume service-oriented environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also necessary. The ability to exercise discretion and judgment in confidential matters is required. The candidate must be a proven team player, able to work cooperatively in small groups or independently with minimal supervision required; demonstrates the ability to build and establish relationships with a diverse student body, faculty, and administrators. Openness to feedback while maintaining growth, learning, and change-positive mindset is a must. Be pro-active with excellent organizational and communication skills.
Background in Counseling, Advisement, Higher Education Administration, and/or MBA programs desired.
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