Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Faculty Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS), the incumbent has overall responsibility for the institute's administrative functions and provides leadership in fundraising efforts. Working with the Director of IRWGS, the incumbent oversees the IRWGS undergraduate and graduate curriculum in women's and gender studies, provides support for IRWGS searches and faculty hiring, develops its fundraising materials and reports, and directs its public programming and public relations with other Columbia and Barnard departments and centers, including all external communications.
Incumbent develops and implements fundraising strategies, cultivates potential and existing donors, has responsibility for donor bodies, and members of the University Administration. He/she initiates outreach activities for IRWGS to both internal and external constituencies, maintains relations with granting agencies and donors, and works with University administration at all levels including senior staff in the Provost and President's Office.
Working with the Director of IRWGS, the Associate Director plans, formulates, and implements policies, procedures and long-range plans for the operations for IRWGS and also participates as appropriate in substantive programmatic discussions and decisions. The Associate Director provides strategic leadership and effective management of all IRWGS programs.
He/she will have overall responsibility for the budget and is responsible for long range planning and of IRWGS finances. He/she is also responsible for human resource operations and supervises thestaff, ensuring compliance with Human Resource policies. He/she is responsible for the hiring, training and management of the staff and represents IRWGS at University meetings and on committees.
The Associate Director manages the physical operations of IRWGS including the computer facilities; coordinates the use of space; and directs planning for the renovation of the offices and seminar rooms. Performs other duties as requested.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree desirable. 4-6 years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required. Ability to work with budgets is necessary. Ability to work effectively with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, graduate fellows, and administrators at all levels required. Must have initiative, discretion, and an ability to work under pressure with good judgment. Computer literacy and ability to master computer-based management systems required.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree strongly preferred. Knowledge of relevant academic fields strongly preferred. Some prior editing experience helpful. Experience with fundraising preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_170575
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