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Student Engagement Coordinator

Mailman School of Public Health Administration

Student Engagement Coordinator

  • 530882
  • Medical Center
  • Mailman School of Public Health Administration
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 3 2022
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Position Summary

The Student Engagement Coordinator will work in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, which includes the units of Student Support and Student Engagement.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Student Affairs, they will be part of a high-performing, dynamic team tasked with ensuring a high-quality experience for students in all OSA areas, with a focus on Student Organizations. The Student Engagement Coordinator will be the direct lead contact and advisor for student leaders, helping them execute programing, events, and logistical details essential to student life. The coordinator should be creative about ways to reimagine, redesign, and simplify the ways in which students engage and develop programming.


  • Advise and provide direct support for 25+ student organizations and student government
  • Implement changes to existing Student Organization framework
  • Communicate student leader policies and requirements, managing compliance of institutional policies related to event planning
  • Manage compliance and scheduling of student leader required trainings (Title IX and other essential policies)
  • Provide content for the weekly newsletter (student events & opportunities, and program updates)
  • Assist with onboarding of all new student leaders
  • Facilitate purchasing and food orders for student events
  • Facilitate room reservations for student events
  • Lead frequent meetings with student leaders to discuss decision-making, assess student interests, respond to student needs, and anticipate student programming/leadership issues
  • Responsible for tracking of individual student org expenses as well as review and approve event requests
  • Provide support for the Delta Omega Honor Society
  • Maintain student engagement website in MSPH website 
  • Manage the Engage platform for events, student programming, membership rosters, student organizations, and documents/forms
  • Responsible for organizing the annual student life expo, a school-wide fair for new students to learn about student organizations and vital campus partner offices
  • Provide calendar of events and annual report of student led initiatives
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested  
  • Participate and assist with events and projects sponsored by the Office of Education (i.e., Admitted Students Day, Orientation and Graduation) and as needed
  • Ability to use digital platforms, social media, and technology to plan, promote, track, and execute student events
  • Collaborate on supporting the RISE Peer Mentoring program- training student leaders, reviewing applications, assisting with programming

Minimum Qualifications

The successful incumbent will have experience in higher education, preferably with graduate students.  They must be computer literate, with a solid background in Microsoft Office 365. The coordinator must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.  They will be able to set goals and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and work successfully under pressure, as a member of a team, and independently.  The individual in this role will be detail-oriented and exhibit excellent judgment and discretion, while always maintaining confidentiality.

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree, plus two years of related experience. 
  • Proficiency in meeting time-sensitive deadlines while leading multiple, concurrent projects with minimal supervision is required.
  • S/he/they must excel at engaging and supporting students in a graduate setting
  • Experience in student programming and event planning/management
  • Experience in website updating, digital communications, and managing administrative processes
  • Ability to utilize Engage, Qualtrics, MailChimp, or similar platforms
  • This role may require some evening and weekend responsibilities


Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.

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