Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy, the Program Manager is responsible for the administration and management of the Center's events, communications, and operations. The Program Manager works together with the directors toward accomplishing annual goals and fulfilling the Center's mission to foster dialogue and debate on emerging policy questions where business and markets intersect with the law.
1.In collaboration with the Senior Associate Director, the Program Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing and implementing the Richman Center's conferences, and public lectures. This includes developing program agendas and budget (including formation, negotiation, tracking, and reconciliation), conducting speaker research, corresponding with participants and attendees, coordinating with co-sponsoring departments and groups within Columbia and external organizations, and providing on-site management.
2.Manages and improves the Richman Center website to optimize search capacity resulting in increased ranking, traffic and overall engagement; populates and maintains website announcements and events pages and keeps them up to date; develops and identifies effective communication methods to further promote and expose Richman Center programming and content to a wider-range of audience and constituents.
3.Manages the development of the Center's e-newsletter; sources and formats visuals; hires and pays freelance writers; develops follow-ups, and other electronic and written communications; monitors and grows mailing list; tracks metrics to ensure maximum impact and suggests ways to improve performance; develops methods to leverage content across multiple platforms including social media.
4.Manages the internal communications of the Center in collaboration with the Senior Associate Director, including drafting the minutes of advisory board meetings (2x/year), reports and communications with the Advisory Board, students and other key stakeholders regarding the Center's work.
5.Assists the Senior Associate Director in the management of the overall administration and operations of the Center including purchasing and financial accounting for projects within the Center and general office management and operations needs of the Center. This includes executing payments, reconciling expenses, supporting financial management of accounts outreach and organization. Will attend training meetings as needed to ensure full understanding of University guidelines.
6.Manages communication to JD/MBA students and develops programming that helps to foster community.
7.Performs related work and special projects for Richman Center's Senior Associate Director, as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum 2-4 years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be pro-active with excellent communication and writing skills, and be computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite. Must be a proven team player, able to work cooperatively in small groups as well as independently, manage multiple projects with changing deadlines. Must exercise tact and discretion when interacting with the Center's diverse constituencies including faculty, students, administrators, and business and government leaders.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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