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Program Coordinator

Irving Inst Clinical and Translational Research

Program Coordinator

  • 528347
  • Medical Center
  • Irving Inst Clinical and Translational Research
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 3 2022
  • Grade 104

Position Summary

The Irving Institute seeks a Program Coordinator for the Community Engagement Core Resource. The Program Coordinator is charged with program development, implementation, evaluation and enhancement of community engagement programs.

Reporting to the Assistant Director and faculty Co-leads of the Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR) at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the candidate will work independently and pro-actively towards continued program development, implementation, and enhancement of community engagement programs. The Program Coordinator will work with staff and partners to maintain and grow an environment for community-engaged research.

The Irving Institute is home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2006 and has expanded to over 50 academic medical institutions across the United States.

This position is based at the Irving Institute’s off-campus center in Washington Heights called Columbia Community Partnership for Health. Occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours required. This is a grant-funded position.


  • Coordinate and execute community education and engagement activities, including development, implementation, and evaluation of educational strategies and research efforts.
  • Cultivate relationships across diverse communities, including liaising with internal and external stakeholders and partners in service to programmatic goals.
  • Responsible for supporting the operations of our community advisory boards by providing orientation, ongoing information, materials, and training.
  • Facilitate community meetings to foster relationship building and collaboration.
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment activities, including participating in neighborhood events
  • Support communication and dissemination efforts
  • Serve as a member of the larger Irving Institute Program Manager/Coordinator’s team including working with other program managers of the Irving Institute to fully execute Irving Institute goals and mission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with at least three years of relevant work experience in project management, health research, and community engagement.

  • Must be fluent in Spanish, both written and verbal.

Other Requirements

  • Masters degree preferred in public health, social work, or related field.

  • Demonstrated achievement in project management, organizational and follow-through skills, superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Close attention to detail, with a high degree of proficiency with computer software (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, project management tools).

  • Ability to quickly learn new computer programs, and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to work independently, experience interacting with all levels of faculty, management and staff, and ability to manage multiple programs and initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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