Advertised Summary Job Description: The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Vice President Government & Community Affairs and, as assigned, to senior managers in support of the strategic goals of the office of the Executive Vice President Government & Community Affairs. The Project Coordinator will coordinate assigned tasks related to projects and programs of the office of the Vice President Government & Community Affairs. These will include, but may not be limited to, the development of briefing and research documents, presentations to community organizations and representatives of elected officials, project tracking, and assisting in project or program management, constituency outreach, management of special projects as they arise. Other responsibilities may include outreach to campus-based organizations; writing and editing, attendance of public meetings and forums and ensuring the currency of the Office web site and office publications.
The incumbent will be required to have an understanding of governmental, community or academic structure and processes. The incumbent will apply skills in areas such as team-building, effective time management methods, data gathering, project and system integration and creative problem solving. The incumbent will support senior managers with projects and extended project teams to assess deficiencies, analyze needs, gather business requirements, define functional requirements and priorities, research and identify solutions, develop, present and execute comprehensive project plans, including tracking and reporting project status, and managing milestones, decision points and schedules. The incumbent will provide support to senior managers to ensure achievement of effective technical solutions, and verify the solutions meet office objectives and priorities. The incumbent will support clear and effective communications between the Office of the Vice President Government & Community Affairs and project teams throughout all project phases, and other responsibilities as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in liberal arts or other related field. 4-6 years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills preferred. Journalism experience 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.
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