The Program Coordinator advises and coordinates a portfolio of Columbia's global programs. The position supports the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement with their growing international initiatives by acting as a point of contact for student advising, enhancing student programming, coordinating administrative efforts, and collaborating on the development of new programs and learning opportunities for students.
Advising and Program Coordination
Understand and communicate Columbia???s curriculum and study abroad policies in order to best advise potential students seeking global learning experiences.
Maintain broad familiarity with Columbia's global programs in order to assist students in selecting the option most consistent with their academic and personal goals.
Advise students throughout the full cycle of program selection, application, admission, pre-departure, and re-entry.
Manage a portfolio of programs working in close collaboration with faculty and/or resident directors, overseas institutions, third-party organizations, and institutions sending students on Columbia programs.
Update all program materials including website and printed brochures or flyers to present information in a captivating manner while ensuring accuracy.
Use CRM software to manage the admissions and pre-departure process for students.
Work with the finance team to update and manage the program budgets. Collaborate with the finance team to assure hiring of faculty and staff and payment of vendors.
Organize and develop robust pre departure and re-entry programming including and developing creative ways to address population or program specific needs.
Assess and evaluate programs annually to improve or develop new opportunities.
Coordinate integration of international students who participate in the University's exchange programs. Serve as an ongoing resource for exchange students.
Outreach and Communications
Organize the outreach of the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, in conjunction with program staff, for appropriate academic and administrative departments, faculty, partner institutions, and students. This includes managing online content, social media, and print materials as well as working with peer advisors and student groups.
Act as the main liaison with other universities for study abroad fair participation including representing the programs at the study abroad fairs, organizing staff to participate, and following up with potential applicants, faculty, and advisors.
Assists with the recruitment and training of Peer Advisers in one-on-one advising techniques, event planning and promotion, and promotes intercultural learning among Peer Advisers and the outreach constituencies.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree required.
At least 0-2 years of related experience, including some advising of students.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Demonstrated web, administrative, and organizational skills.
Working knowledge of micro-applications such as Word and Excel, and the capacity to learn relevant online student database and academic support management systems.
Familiarity with liberal arts college curricula.
Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of day-to-day supervision.
Capacity to represent overseas programs to students and study abroad advisors at other colleges and universities required.
**Applications submitted without a resume or cover letter will not be reviewed.**
Knowledge of InDesign and another language strongly preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.