Advertised Summary Job Description: The Variable Hour Officer (VHO) will function as a research analyst conducting research to inform the strategy and work of the Mailman School of Public Health. The VHO's work will address a broad range of topics and take the form of market analyses, assessments of partnership potential of individuals and organizations, and subject matter research to inform presentations, reports and meetings.
Candidates should have a creative approach to telling stories ? incorporating data as necessary; be comfortable working with primary and secondary research materials; and thrive in collaborative work environments. The role requires excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and judgment.
This off-site part-time position offers flexible scheduling with hours ranging from 5-12 per week.
Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of the competitive landscape and market needs in key public health issue areas to inform the School's strategy for maximizing its impact;
Prepare briefing memos and reports to communicate strategic insights and recommendations based on research.
Perform background research to assess partnership opportunities with government agencies, non-governmental organizations and business entities.
Assist members of the Dean's Office in the development and design of presentations for internal and external meetings.
Perform additional related duties as assigned, including follow-up reports and correspondence where needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education, training and experience plus three year's of relevant experience.
Excellent writing, analytic and research skills; knowledge of public health issues.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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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