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Project Coordinator

  • Requisition no: 519556
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Earth Institute
  • Grade: Grade 10
  • Categories: General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: N/A
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator of the FEMA grants in the Climate School at Columbia University, the incumbent will support the development and delivery of FEMA training programs for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness pertaining to post disaster economic and housing recovery and pandemic preparedness. The incumbent will also work on curriculum development and provide support in the area of instructional design and evaluation.



  • Contribute to the development of new curricula by supporting and documenting learning needs assessments, developing learning objectives, and outlining course design, including instruction time allocations and resources, and contributing to project progress reporting.
  • Develop curricula and instructor led learning activities, with the aim of exploring how to convey themes such as risk assessment, continuity of operations planning, and community integrated disaster financial planning /management for the economic recovery and housing sector.
  • Facilitate live virtual training breakout rooms on Zoom in collaboration with other instructors and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including providing development and management support for other NCDP projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management, Social Sciences, Education, Instructional Design, Psychology or other related discipline is required and minimum of 1 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in the fields of Healthcare Management, Social Sciences, Education, Instructional Design, Psychology or other related discipline is strongly preferred. Familiarity with curriculum development, training and evaluation. Experience conducting online and instructor led trainings for large groups. Strong writing capabilities. Proficiency with training programs such as Powerpoint and Articulate. Experience in disaster recovery, ideally including post-disaster housing and economic recovery and pandemic preparedness.

Other Minimum Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills required; The incumbent will have knowledge and experience with disaster related training, instructional systems design and emergency preparedness. Additionally, strong writing, communications and people skills are essential along with the capacity to initiate and effectively follow through on project activities. Experience coordinating among internal and external stakeholders is highly desired

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