Advertised Summary Job Description: The Events and External Relations Manager organizes events for the department's portfolio of programs, events, and lecture series. This includes, but is not limited to, the design, planning, scheduling, execution, publicity, and evaluation of events ranging in purpose, size and scope. The portfolio currently includes colloquia, seminars, panels, guest speakers, special events, site visits, and workshops, and can change to adjust to changing needs. The manager also assists with departmental communications and functions as the primary point-of-contact and liaison for the Department Chair with external partners in the university, academia, industry, government, the media, or other entities. The manager coordinates the department's external communications and social media and contributes to the department's website.
General Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of two to four years related experience. Previous experience in event organization or communications focused roles. Strong organizational, project management, communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion, and to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks. Fluency with personal computer systems, webpage, word processing, spreadsheets and basic presentations necessary. Strong written and verbal communication skills Self-motivated attitude with the ability to work independently. Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc) including cloud-based platforms like google drive. Proficient with Social Media.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, digital media or a related field. Understanding of the higher education landscape and familiarity with the field of education Knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (basic presentations).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173334
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