Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Government & Community Affairs and the Vice President for Government & Community Affairs and Associate Dean, the Community Affairs Associate (CAA) will work on coordinating community and government affairs efforts, programs, and special events.
The incumbent will oversee the management of existing programs and special projects such as the University's Summer Youth Employment Program, America Reads Program, Medical Center Neighborhood Fund, Project Medical Education, university-community schools mentoring programs, award ceremonies, and special conferences. In addition, the CAA will assist in the development of new programs that will advance the CUIMC mission and help CUIMC serve as a resource for the community. The CAA will provide technical assistance to internal groups such as CUIMC departments, offices, and students in developing projects and events as it relates to the local community. Additionally, the CAA will assist community based organizations in grant writing and special event development.
The CAA will coordinate the use of university space by external groups and represent the office at internal and community meetings. The CAA will oversee the management and maintenance of the office website and social media activity.
The CAA will assist in office tasks and other ways as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience plus at least three years directly related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks. Flexibility and availability to work off hours as needed. Possess extensive knowledge of database and desktop publishing systems and website management.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the Washington Heights/Inwood area and bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
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_171438
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