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Assistant Director of Education and Administration, Columbia University – New York, NY

Organization: The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Job Title: Assistant Director of Education and Administration

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time, Commensurate

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Application Deadline: Send in ASAP

Posted On: July 25th, 2012


Reporting to the Director of the Columbia Climate Center, the Assistant Director of Education and Administration (EA) together with the Assistant Director of Climate and Energy Policy (CEP) will have managerial oversight, and direct logistical planning and execution of Climate Center functions. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director EA will be the organization and execution of educational programs as well as the administration and management of the Columbia Climate Center and all its projects. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for budget development and management for the Columbia Climate Center and projects, including salary allocations and monitoring, reviewing, and adjusting of budgets as well as fiscal closing. Together with the Assistant Director CEP, the incumbent will work to raise funds for new projects on education, research, and outreach on climate change and energy, some of which will span multiple units of the Earth Institute. The two Assistant Directors will then implement and manage these projects. Other responsibilities include conducting communication with high-level academic, business and government colleagues; other responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years program administration, financial management or related experience required.

Strong familiarity with climate change issues required. Excellent analytical, research, writing, interpersonal and communication skills necessary. Must be able to function
independently and to exercise discretion and judgment in sensitive and potentially controversial matters. Must have excellent organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented. Broad computer skills required, including word-processing and databases. Knowledge of educational program development required.

Experience with grant processing and submission is preferred. Knowledge of and experience with the following is extremely beneficial: National Science Foundation’s procedures and FastLane, Columbia financial systems, Columbia financial and purchasing procedures, and CU Sponsored Projects Administration and Sponsored Projects Finance procedures.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line at the Columbia University Job website where full details on the responsibilities of the position and a detailed list of all requirements
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