Assistant/Associate Director, Office of Executive Education Programs in Change & Consultation
Job no: 508298
Position type: Staff
Location: New York
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for overseeing all operations and administration related to the Office of Executive Education's professional development offerings, including the Executive Master’s Program in Change Leadership (XMA), the Principles and Practices of Organization Development (PPOD) certificate program, and other non-credit customized programs. In partnership with the Director, the Assistant/Associate Director also participates in the strategic management of all programming and the Office of Executive Education writ large.
XMA is a one-year Master’s program delivered in a blended learning design, combining five in-person Modules with a robust virtual learning community. The PPOD program is a certificate program that occurs over two 1-week Modules.
The Assistant/Associate Director’s job responsibilities are clustered into five main areas:
1. Program Design and Evaluation
- Designs and evaluates all XMA Modules in collaboration with the Director
- Collaborates on the design and delivery of the layered curriculum and on aligning the pedagogy with the curriculum across the program
- Continuously assesses program performance and proposes changes based on feedback
2. Module Management
- Manages pre-Module planning activities and delivery of sessions and events during Modules
- Translates program design into detailed Module instructions for faculty, staff, students, and other program contributors
3. Student and Alumni Management
- Manages outreach and communication with current students and alumni to foster engagement and nurture ongoing learning and development
- Manages onboarding process for new students
- Leads implementation and evaluation of the XMA mentorship program
- Manages the XMA Alumni Association and partners with alumni on ongoing project initiatives and delivery of events
- Manages the XMA alumni social media platform, including posting relevant program communications to alumni
4. Program and Staff Management
- Manages program staff and academic and administrative operations.
- Coordinates activities and work across multiple stakeholders
- Serves as primary point of contact and interfaces with other offices at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as outside organizations that provide products and services for XMA and PPOD.
5. Budget and Finance Management
- Strategically manages finances in collaboration with the Director.
- Oversees, manages, and administers budgets and associated functions for all program offerings.
- Master’s degree or the equivalent in training, education, and experience in organizational psychology, organization development, organizational behavior, social psychology, leadership, adult learning, or a related discipline;
- Experience with project management and administration;
- Qualitative research and evaluation skills;
- Familiarity navigating virtual platforms and environments;
- Capacity to manage complex relationships across multiple stakeholders;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Experience in executive education.
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