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Assistant Dean of Students

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Dean of Students Office


Columbia University School of General Studies

Date Posted:

Jun 20 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 1, 2019

Position Description

Advises students on academic, administrative and personal matters as relates to students’ academic goals and plans of study.


Advises 350 students on academic planning and progress, registration, course selection, GS core requirements, degree requirements, declaring a major, leaves of absence, academic support services, and other academic and administrative policies. Includes email, phone, and in-person advising with students and contact with faculty members and other university administrators related to individual student cases.

Administrative duties associated with advising load include: registering new students electronically; preparing and updating Degree Audit Report for all advisees; coding academic action in SIS based on tri-annual academic review; processing withdrawal and leaves of absence forms and generating follow-up communication; prescreening applications for internships, study abroad, fellowships, special majors, mentoring, and graduation; preparing petitions and reports for review by the Committee on Academic Standing; preparing preliminary graduation check out for senior advisees; responsibility for the orderly maintenance of advisees’ educational records and files, including the secure disposal of duplicate, outdated, or inessential materials in a student’s file.

Serves on the GS Committee on Academic Standing, and occasional subcommittees thereof, including disciplinary committee and mock interview committee. Conducts Academic Planning Sessions Performs other tasks and projects as required.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; advanced graduate degree or equivalent in related experience preferred. Minimum of 3 years of related experience in teaching or advising in an academic setting required. Must be able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities and be a team player. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills. Knowledge of MS Office required. Proficiency with SIS (Student Information Services) desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced graduate degree or equivalent in related experience preferred