Assistant Director of Event Management and Communications | Columbia University - Military Veterans

at HERC - Metro New York & Southern Connecticut

New York, New York

Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $61,500 - $68,000 The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Position Summary The Center for Career Education (CCE) is an innovative team of career services professionals dedicated to supporting the diverse body of students and alumni in reaching their personal and professional goals. We achieve thisby providing access to networking connections, experiential learning opportunities and jobs, comprehensive resources, and customized career counseling. CCE serves undergraduate students and alumni in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of General Studies, and collaborates with the Career Centers in the other schools at Columbia University and its affiliated institutions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working with the Associate Director of Event Management & Communications in a team-based environment assisting with established and new program initiatives, including workshops, site visits, career fairs and large scale programming, conferences, networking events and industry panels. The Assistant Director helps develop and implement the communication strategy to increase the reach of CCE???s programs and services to student, alumni, and employer constituents. The incumbent also works with marketing and communications colleagues at Columbia and with peer institutions. The Assistant Director is an integral part of the Administration & Planning team, supporting the event planning and management of student, employer and alumni programs. Responsibilities In partnership with the Associate Director of Event Management & Communications and under the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director develops and implements marketing and branding initiatives designed to raise awareness of programs and services offered to student, alumni and employer clients of CCE. This will include producing digital collateral, designing materials to communicate brand, and ensuring that the CCE events calendar is up to date, accurate, and available to students and alumni through online, print and other media. Analyze, research and make recommendations on developments of new online media in relation to enhanced marketing initiatives. Liaise with undergraduate student leaders and raise the profile of CCE on campus. Work with the staff across CCE to research and create career programming for undergraduates and alumni. Support and for select events lead all event management responsibilities ??? including physical space and catering needs. Support the planning and production of in-person and virtual events, working closely with CCE staff to plan and execute. In tandem with the Employer and Alumni Relations team, coordinate planning and implementation of large scale career fairs and employer events throughout the academic year, both in person and virtual, which serve thousands of Columbia students and alumni. Support the implementation of career series, workshops, interview nights, and other events that represent the diversity of industries and experiences that CCE offers to students and alumni. Work with units within the Center to ensure consistent and appropriate branding of CCE events and materials. This will entail consistent use of the CCE logo and continued development of a CCE ???style??? and ???writing??? guides, which will apply to all publications and materials, including the CCE website, print materials, email, etc. Participate on and act as a liaison to the various communication groups across Columbia to increase cross unit collaboration and visibility of CCE programs and services. Evaluate all Center-wide programs, import and analyze engagement data, and prepare reports for review by the Senior Leadership team. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of two years of related experience required. Attention to detail and accuracy required. Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills and experience collaborating with cross-functional teams required. Ability to work independently required. Must have discretion to handle confidential financial information. Ability to manage deadlines. Excellent customer service skills, ability to multi-task, ability to work collaboratively with a diverse constituency of clients. **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed** Preferred Qualifications Experience working in a marketing or communications or event management environment, preferably within a university setting or another complex organization, preferred. Experience with office operations, event planning and management, and social media strategies highly preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

New York, New York

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a national nonprofit network of higher education and affiliated employers, committed to institutional collaboration, creating diverse workplaces, and assisting dual career couples. Searching for a job in higher ed? Our job board hosts over 30,000 faculty and staff jobs at workplaces that value diversity, equity, and inclusion. Set up your job seeker account today at: For our member institutions, we offer recruitment and retention resources, vibrant regional networks, and a new online community of practice, HERConnect. All of our resources can help you advance inclusive excellence at your institution.

Similar jobs