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Associate Director, Academic and Student Affairs

Columbia University
Job Location:
New York City, New York
Academic Advising

Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration in the Biomedical Engineering Department (BME) within The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs manages administrative and financial functions for the student population enrolled in the BME graduate and undergraduate programs.

The incumbent is the key student-facing officer in the Department, leads the Academic and Student Affairs Team, and is responsible for promoting an outstanding educational experience and building a strong sense of community within the BME programs. This role includes primary responsibility for the orchestration and execution of a variety of academic- and career- themed student programming.

The Associate Director of Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for management of the following functions: 1) Admissions. Oversees the graduate admissions, graduate and undergraduate registration, and other student affairs processes; liaises with graduate student applicants; and maintains graduate and undergraduate student database records and reporting; 2) Student Advising. The Associate Director advises the graduate and undergraduate student population and monitors academic progress, status, and preliminary graduation clearances; 3) Academic Planning. Oversees academic scheduling and curriculum planning; 4) Student Appointments and Graduate Financial Aid. Manages and ensures accurate and up to date student funding, appointment processes and information; serves as key departmental resource on student financial aid and funding matters.

The incumbent works closely with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Department, Chairs of the Undergraduate and Graduate Committees, faculty, advising center deans and school administrators; interacts with various School and University units including the Registrar, Student Financial Services, Graduate Student Services, Career Services, Financial Aid, HR and Payroll.

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