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28AUG - Project Coordinator, Columbia Global Policy Initiative - Columbia University - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative, as conceived by President Lee C. Bollinger and led by founding director Professor Michael Doyle, will bring together eminent Columbia faculty members from the widest range of relevant disciplines. They not only will address global problems comprehensively, building on the relevant range of scholarly expertise, but also will find effective ways of influencing global policy by engaging stakeholders and public policymakers. We see this as a unique venture, combining the best of independent, objective academic research with the best policy analysis and all tied closely to the implementation of policy recommendations.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative will be:

  • Project focused, searching for applied solutions;
  • Research based, drawing on in-depth, rigorous analyses;
  • Multidisciplinary, combining arts and science with the expertise of the professional schools;
  • Multi-university, welcoming co-sponsored projects, nationally and globally;
  • And responsive to the needs and voices of stakeholders.

Location – 116th Street and Broadway, New York, NY

Job Description
Reporting to the Director, the Project Coordinator assists with research, event planning and programming and provides administrative support for the International Migration Project at the Columbia Global Policy Initiative.

This is a 10-month full-time temporary position with a scheduled end date of June 30, 2017.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate commissioned research with migration experts and undertake initial research for the Program's engagement with key academic and policy stakeholders. 
  • Organize biannual workshops, annual conferences, and other events as needed for the Program including by: organizing travel and hotel arrangements for participants and reimbursements as needed; overseeing event budgets and tracking expenditures; liaising with relevant Columbia University teams. 
  • Identify and monitor possible donors and calls for proposals; prepare funding proposals; manage relations with donors in coordination with Director and Associate Director. 
  • Facilitate grant management and coordinate grant proposals with other Columbia University entities. 
  • Track expenses and manage the overall migration project budget and budgets for specific events, under the guidance of the Director and Associate Director. 
  • Work with the Associate Director to manage website and prepare annual report. 
  • Assist with planning and provide administrative support for Global Policy Initiative seminars. 
  • Work independently on administrative projects, and ensure that they are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner and that the Director and Associate Director are updated with status reports. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree or its equivalent required. Minimum of 2 years of related experience required. 

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, required. Ability to set priorities and work efficiency in a highly pressured environment. Confidentiality and discretion are required. Capable of coordinating multiple projects with competing priorities. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail-oriented, exercise good judgment, and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment. Highly proficient Microsoft Office skills needed. 

How to Apply
Please apply online at jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=157457

Deadline - N/A