Reporting to the Associate Director at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Assistant Director will assist with the daily activities of the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program, including student advising, faculty affairs, course scheduling, admissions, and special events. Working closely with the Associate Director will serve as the program's liaison with the University offices, the industry, alumni and the general public.
Assists with MSRED program's teaching schedule and works with the Associate Director, GSAPP Administration and faculty regarding the course offerings and scheduling. Works with the Director on the recruitment and retention of high quality adjunct faculty and guest lectures for the program. Coordinates, attends and participates in the faculty meetings regarding the curriculum and other issues. Works closely with the Dean's Office in the faculty appointment process. Prepares course materials, syllabi, presentation and projects. (20%)
Working with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will advise students on course offerings, internships, faculty mentoring, choice of thesis topic/advisor and other academic issues. Works with potential student employers or internship sponsors to recommend/place students with appropriate opportunities. Meets with student Program Council on Program issues/initiatives. (20%)
Working with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will serve on the application review committee, reviews applications based on Program criteria. Meets with prospective students regarding the Program's curriculum, career services, housing and financial aid. Works closely with the School's Admissions Office throughout the admissions process. (20%)
Working with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will manage the logistics of student attendance of professional conferences, including reservations, travel and follow up. Will attend professional conferences as needed; attend and participate in alumni association planning meetings. Works with the School's Office of Development and Alumni Relations on program specific activities, events, and other initiatives. Will assist with managing special events as needed. Works with the School's Finance Office on disbursement of students' travel stipends and similar Program expenditures. (20%)
Prepares reports and undertakes special projects as assigned/requested. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned/requested. (10%)
Bachelor's degree or its equivalent experience required. 3-5 years of related experience. Master's degree preferred.
Excellent writing, oral and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to function independently and exercise discretion and good judgment about sensitive and/or confidential issues. Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and deadlines and a large volume of detailed information required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Work experience in an academic setting desirable.
Work experience in the field of Real Estate Development preferred.
Type other requirements and/or special indicators if CUIMC
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