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Program Manager

School of Social Work

Program Manager

  • 533015
  • Morningside
  • School of Social Work
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 4 2023
  • Grade 12
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: 
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: 
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Program Manager in the Social Intervention Group (SIG) at the Columbia School of Social Work is an integral member of the research team and is responsible for managing and implementing the WINGS+PrEP study. The Program Manager will lead the research study implementation while also working closely with community organizations to facilitate the implementation of the WINGS+PrEP intervention and control conditions. In this role, the Program Manager serves as a coordinator across Columbia University, investigators at additional academic organizations, and community partners at non-profit organizations serving people engaged in the criminal legal system in the NYC Department of Health and the NYC Office of Probation.

WINGS+PrEP Study Overview: This study will implement and evaluate an m-Health syndemic intervention (“WINGS+PrEP”) that aims to increase HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation and adherence among women in community supervision programs (CSPs), including probation, parole, and alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) programs) in New York City (NYC), who report hazardous drinking. The study will be evaluated through a hybrid type 1 Effectiveness and Implementation randomized controlled trial.


  • Manage communications, activities, and collaboration between the WINGS+PrEP study and the Principal Investigators at Columbia University, study recruitment and intervention sites, and NYC Sexual Health Clinics (Department of Health).
  • Oversee collection of study data.  Work closely with investigators leading data analysis to ensure high-quality data collection and management.
  • Develop investigative team study materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and work closely with the Principal Investigators to manage IRB correspondence.
  • Develop materials for Principal Investigators needed to prepare progress reports to funders.
  • Prepare presentations to community partners, scientific communities, etc. Develop reports and manuscripts to maintain study dissemination efforts.
  • Oversee the preparation of reports and presentations as required by the HCS Research.
  • Partner with peer navigators who support intervention implementation at intervention sites.
  • Manage the distribution of incentives provided to study participants.  Coordinate with the School’s finance administration team to facilitate the procurement of appropriate incentive methods (e.g., gift cards) and manage the tracking of incentive distribution to study participants.
  • Supervise research assistants who support research activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience required Minimum 3 years of experience in research and/or community-based work, serving people impacted by substance use and/or the criminal legal system.
  • Direct work experience with New York State community-based health and social service providers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, social work, or another social science field.

Other Requirements

  • Strong project management skills, including organization of individual and teamwork; task prioritization; problem-solving; adaptability; flexibility; and attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally and effectively with stakeholders from various sectors;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas to a diverse audience.
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and/or projects concurrently.
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize and schedule daily activities effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a results-driven environment.
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to look for root causes and implementable, workable solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and participate as an independent contributor with little supervision or as an active team member depending on the situation and needs.

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