Employment Opportunities

The Office of Government and Community Affairs is hiring for the following positions:

Available Positions

The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Planning & Community Affairs and, as assigned, to other senior managers in support of the strategic goals of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. The Project Coordinator will manage assigned tasks related to Planning and Community Affairs projects and programs and provide project tracking, constituency outreach, development of briefing and research documents, and oversight of special projects as they arise. The Project Coordinator may coordinate or supervise project/program assignments of Project Assistants, Project Associates, student interns/work-study and consultants. Other responsibilities are outreach to student organizations and other campus based organizations, writing and editing, attendance at Community Board meetings, public meetings and forums, some of which may take place outside of normal business hours (including evenings and weekends), and ensuring the currency of the Office website and other outreach instruments. The incumbent will be required to have an understanding of governmental, community or academic structure, as well as political processes. The incumbent will have a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and will be responsible for preparing presentations and assisting with facilitation. The incumbent will be required to have project management skills and have good written and oral communication skills

Minimum Qualifications – Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of 3-5 years related experience required in urban affairs, academic administration, business management or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual; fluent in Spanish and English

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The incumbent will coordinate an existing program that provides secondary school instruction and career development services to “disconnected youth” in Northern Manhattan who have not completed high school and have not obtained employment. The program, managed by the University’s Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA), targets youth and young adults ages 16-24.
The incumbent will report to the Vice President for Government & Community Affairs and will work closely with the Associate Vice President focused on education on youth.

To achieve program goals and objectives, GCA works with other University entities and offices including Community Impact (http://communityimpact.columbia.edu) and the Columbia Employment Information Center (http://community-jobs.columbia.edu)

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and analysis of current program in light of university obligations, program objectives and best practices
  • Coordination of a revamped Program for Disconnected Youth in all aspects including outreach, community engagement, workforce development & job placement.
  • Maintenance of timely communications and productive relationships with program partners
  • Development of data collection system so as to track and monitor program outcomes
  • Provision of bi-monthly reports and outcomes
  • The incumbent may be required to supervise Social Work intern(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirement: MSW; LCSW with

  • Must be licensed and have at least 5 years of experience providing social work/mental health services to youth and young adults within the last five years;
  • Completion or intent to complete Field Instruction (SIFI) training;i
  • Familiarity with the DYCD, NY State Department of Health regulations, NYCHA services is a plus;
  • Management experience is a plus;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills
  • Bilingual practice experience desirable, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant

  • Bachelor’s degree; 4-6 years related experience.

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i Columbia University School of Social Work Seminar Training in Field Instruction (SIFI) or comparable program

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