Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning, the Director is responsible for overseeing and administering the fiscal, administrative, and operational activities for Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development ("CCAAD"), which has an operating budget of nearly $8 million.
The Director will work closely with the College's shared services teams to provide quality core administrative functions so that CCAAD teams - Columbia College Alumni Relations and Communications and Columbia College Development can focus on their mission of supporting future, current, and former students and other key constituencies. This work will be carried out with the premise of shared accountability for the effective and efficient use of the College's resources.
The Director supervises two full-time support staff, student and temporary employees.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum five years' related and progressive experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Prior financial administration or budget operations experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Exceptional organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion, collaboration and problem solving required. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential. Strong quantitative and analytical skills required. Demonstrated ability to set priorities, handle multiple assignments, and work with resourcefulness and efficiency in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple constituencies required. Experience with use of PC-based computer applications and financial management software required.
*Some evening and weekend work may be required to fulfill job responsibilities.*
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.**
Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference for financial administration or budget operations experience in higher education, non-profit, and/or large-scale complex organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Management experience highly desirable. Knowledge of Columbia University financial and human resource systems strongly preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167630
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