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Columbia University Career Placement Officer, Management Science in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $70,000 to $76,000

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

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Career Officer’s primary responsibility is to place all of the students enrolled in the MS in Management Science & Engineering Program (IEOR Department) in full-time positions and internships. The Career Placement Officer will also be mentored by Senior Career Staff to broaden and deepen relationships with current and prospective employers and to develop and support events, initiatives and strategies to achieve the goal. Additional responsibilities include: collecting/analyzing employment data, generating placement and related reports for the Department/School, assisting with the placement students of other IEOR programs whose career interests align with Management Science & Engineering, and other projects as requested.


  • (80%) Place MS students studying Management Science & Engineering Program (IEOR) in full time positions and/or internships. To achieve the goal of 100% placement, the officer engages in the following activities:

  • Source, cultivate and maintain relationships with employers to encourage the hiring of students in the discipline of Management Science & Engineering and related disciplines.

  • Establish a liaison role between Department, School Administration, other CPO's across SEAS concerning career placement.

  • Manage employer, alumni and student events and initiatives as it pertains to the IEOR Department.-Post/advertise employment opportunities (full time, internships and part time).

  • Counsel students individually and in groups to achieve career readiness and to become familiar with as many students as possible.

  • Support and manage events and initiatives and collect/analyze accurate placement statistics; generate reports for admissions, recruiting, etc.

  • Generate ad-hoc reports of student placement and related employment statistics.

  • (10%) Collaborate with the Graduate Career Placement Team and Professional Development and Leadership Team on multi-disciplinary employers, cross-departmental events, education, and School level efforts tailored to the needs of IEOR students.

  • (5%) Assist with the placement of students of other IEOR and SEAS programs whose career interests align with MS in Management Science & Engineering where it makes sense. Support the School and the Department's graduate admissions efforts where it relates to career placement, student affairs and support.

  • (5%) Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree is required; graduate level work is preferred. Minimum of 2-4 years of related experience required.

  • Familiar with analytics, data science, operations, consulting, management, technology job markets as is previous experience in career counseling, marketing, workshop planning or administration.

  • Understand the career development opportunities and challenges affecting the constituents, consisting of a diverse population.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, as well as strong skills in written and oral expression.

  • Strong computer literacy/proficiency required: an understanding and appreciation of student services database software and on-line resources, and the willingness and enthusiasm to respond to the needs of PDL program students in an increasingly technologically-oriented society. Proficiency with Google suite of products, MS office (Excel - Pivot Tables, VLookup a plus), PowerPoint, publishing software, social media, etc. Ability to analyize and work with a large volume of students, employer and related data.

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, with high level of attention to detail. Candidate must exercise good judgment and flexibility. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with staff, faculty, students, employers, and alumni in small and large group settings. Excellent command of English (verbal and written).

  • Must be willing to work on occasional evenings and weekends, on a need basis.

  • Positive, mission-oriented, forward-thinking attitude and sense of humor a must.

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