Job Opening: Academic Coordinator, Eastern Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

job opening - 5Institution: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Category: Admin – Admissions and Enrollment
Posted: 07/14/2016
Type: Full Time

Working in an international scholarly community and nationally-ranked program, the Academic Coordinator provides support for all student programs (undergraduate, MA, PhD, and summer) in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Administration and Finance, the incumbent corresponds with faculty, staff, students, and prospective applicants, fielding all questions and exercising good judgment to provide excellent and efficient academic service.

Primary responsibilities include admissions, graduate student recruitment, course registration, curricular planning, departmental reporting, record-keeping, and coordinating department events. The Academic Coordinator maintains and curates the EALAC website and affiliated social media accounts.

Working with the Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and EALAC faculty and staff, the incumbent executes a variety of academic projects.

Assists with all other administrative duties as assigned.

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills required. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision, work under pressure with changing deadlines, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgment. Great attention to detail and accuracy required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Computer proficiency required. Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and social media is required.

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