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Program Coordinator

  • Requisition no: 505006
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Inst for Study of Human Rights
  • Grade: Grade 10
  • Categories: General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and working closely with the Assistant Director of Education, the incumbent supports the functioning and development of the Institute and its programs and assists with the coordination of day-to-day operations with respect to ISHR’s Education Programs. The program coordinator will also contribute to the growth and development of ISHR’s other programs generally.


The incumbent works directly with the Deputy Director and the Assistant Director to coordinate and support Institute-wide and educational programming initiatives and operational processes, including by planning, coordinating,, advertising, and facilitating events and opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and human rights practitioners, and the general public; supporting admissions, course development and management, registration, and advisory processes; contributing to internal and external communications and outreach, pertaining to Education programming, including the writing of reports and online content and managing inquiries from students, faculty, alumni, and prospective students; coordinating and supporting other program initiatives directed towards student professional and academic development; assisting with tracking and processing of programmatic expenditures and actively participating in the selection process for student stipends and awards; coordinating faculty appointments and providing support to faculty as needed; and supervising work-studies, summer program assistant, and/or interns tasked with functions regarding the Education Program. The program coordinator will also be primarily responsible for managing the ISHR summer program. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in higher education administration, human rights, international affairs or a related field strongly preferred. Particular expertise in research and project organization, human rights activities, and experience working within a university context strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

Substantive knowledge of human rights mechanisms and their applications. Excellent writing and communications skills. Excellent interpersonal and inter-cultural skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent coordination, organizational, project-management and administrative skills with attention to detail. Computer and internet literacy.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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