The Columbia Business School Leadership Lab is designed to enhance students' abilities to lead individuals, teams, organizations and networks effectively throughout their careers. The Leadership Lab is grounded in a proven combination of empirical assessment, experiential learning and executive coaching and will be woven throughout the entire MBA experience, from extracurricular activities and core courses to new student orientation and reunion events. This integrative program provides students with insights about human behavior from cutting-edge research so they can better understand, influence and empower people at work.
Working in the Leadership Lab and reporting to the Co-Directors of the Program, the Assistant Director will help design and provide support in the areas of research, assessment, coaching activities, and administration. The Assistant Director will be responsible for all communications and will update the Program website with new research and informational materials and become familiar with all current social intelligence research and assessment.
Manage Leadership Lab coaching activities including: refine coach management processes, assist in the hiring of coaches, send email communications to coaches, organize meetings, develop and maintain the schedule for students and coaches, assist in the monitoring of coach performance, and reserve rooms.
Manage the Qualtrics 360 for courses including Lead, Leadership & Organizational Change, and the Strategic Intuition Consulting Lab.
Compose and update information on the Leadership Lab website.
Collect information regarding the Leadership programming of CBS peer schools; assist in implementation of best practices.
Create and manage all communications for the Program via electronic and written correspondence.
Provide research support to the faculty of the Program as needed.
Manage the hiring of research assistants for Leadership Lab research projects.
Contact various School offices to obtain datasets for research upon direction; assist staff with integration of datasets into a usable file ensuring integrity and accuracy of collected data; work with Leadership Lab staff to conduct data manipulation and analysis.
Ensures that all Leadership Lab documents are in the appropriate electronic and paper format.
Manage and schedule Leadership Lab workshops, conferences and events which includes: manage logistics with outside speakers and internal constituencies on behalf of the Program as needed. Design and manage Leadership Lab "Action Learning Ventures events on behalf of the Program as needed. Manage logistics for Leadership Lab conferences, including invitations, registration, room bookings, and catering, etc.
Facilitate the incremental expansion of programming offered by Leadership Lab including: expanding the Leadership Lab coaching program, coordinating training for Leadership Lab coaches, expanding action learning Ventures events, and collaboration with the lead club and Executives in Residences program to organize two dinners each semester.
Other related duties as assigned by the Faculty of the Program.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. 2-4 years of related experience required.
The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of constituent groups. Must have strong computer skills and including proficiency of MS Office. Must be able to work creatively and independently. Must be well organized and detail oriented and have sound judgment. Excellent written and oral communication skills, tact and diplomacy and the ability to exercise discretion required. Must attach a cover letter including educational goals and accomplishments with three (3) references to be considered.
Masters in psychology or organization behavior is strongly desired. Knowledge of SPSS software preferred. Knowledge of online research databases a plus.
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