Advertised Summary Job Description: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH), of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, is a vibrant department with faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds (public health, law, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, demography). Department work focuses on domestic and global issues related to gender, sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and migrant health, and health systems. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department engage in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities. Graduates of the Department pursue careers as research scientists and public health professionals at non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, and Ministries of Health and actively contribute to the scientific literature and assume important academic posts and public health leadership globally. HDPFH seeks an Administrative Coordinator to assist the Chair of the Department. The Chair's primary focus of research is health and human rights, including HIV, environmental justice, and reproductive justice. The Chair's current projects include the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, the UCL-Lancet on Migration and Health, and the Program on Global Health Justice and Governance. Responsibilities include: The incumbent will be responsible for managing a very busy schedule including domestic and international travel, in addition to processing all reimbursements expeditiously. Responsible for meeting and event arrangements (room reservation, food ordering, creating and sending invites) for the Department including Department Faculty Meetings, Department Seminars and the Health and Human Rights certificate events. Drafting and coordinating official correspondence, agendas, letters of recommendation, and other editing and writing assignments. Position requires flexibility, judgment, tact, timeliness, confidentiality, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent must have the ability to maintain awareness of all Department activities.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and computer (e.g. MS Office (specifically Outlook)) skills required. Must have ability to prioritize, manage diverse projects, be detail oriented, multi-task, and work efficiently under tight and competing deadlines.
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_173561
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.