Advertised Summary Job Description: The Program for Economic Research (PER) provides the primary research support in the Department of Economics. Reporting to the PER Assistant Director and the faculty Executive Director of PER, the PER Program Manager works with the Assistant Director to support the successful execution of the PER mission. The PER Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day functions of PER, coordinating logistics for all public events and expense reporting.
Event Management Working with the Assistant Director, the Program Manager will design and organize PER events including high-profile public events involving speakers of national and international stature, as well as academic conferences, public lectures, and weekly seminars. Duties include planning an annual calendar of events; publicity and outreach; coordinating participant correspondence; site, catering and logistical arrangements, negotiating with vendors, hiring temporary staff for events; creating and managing budgets including tracking expenses and providing reports on expenditures. The Program Manager provides administrative support for major multi-year, multi-disciplinary initiatives, including the Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative, often working closely with other Columbia institutes, centers, and programs, and in collaboration with co-sponsoring units when applicable.
Visitors Program S/he manages roster and scheduling of PER Visiting Fellows as well as short-term PER visiting researchers. The Program Manager supervises all aspects of the PER Distinguished Lecture Series and PER mini courses.
Communication The incumbent manages the external communications for PER and the Department which includes managing content of the Department's news including PER website, writing and editing articles, flyers, programs, publicity materials for both print and digital form as necessary. He/she is responsible for coordinating social media outreach efforts, and promoting programs and funding opportunities.
Alumni Outreach The Program Manager manages alumni outreach, plans and organizes the annual reception at the ASSA (Allied Social Sciences); manages all communication with alumni and donors; coordinates on- and off-campus events for alumni; and compiles reports as necessary.
Budget S/he is responsible for expense reporting; assists with fiscal year closing, resolves financial problems, ensures fiscal compliance, and generates reports as needed.
Program Operations The Program Manager supports the Assistant Director with the general oversight of PER's initiatives which includes working with student organizations and overseeing the production of the Columbia Economics Review, the undergraduate economics journal, as well as the department's Discussion Paper Series. The Program Manager supports the faculty with the recruitment and hiring of Staff Associates.
The Program Manager will hire, train, and supervise student and casual staff as necessary.
Other duties as required.
*This position will require evening and weekend work as necessary; travel may be required.*
**Resume required for consideration of application.**
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. A minimum of two years of relevant experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and experience handling highly confidential information. Demonstrated aptitude for detailed administrative work. Must be service oriented and a skilled problem solver who can meet deadlines and work well under pressure with demonstrated skill in managing and completing multiple project assignments with competing priorities. Must be professional, organized, creative, and efficient, able to work successfully both individually and as part of a team. Strong computer literacy and internet proficiency is required. Must be experienced user of spreadsheet applications.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with event planning preferred.
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_174069
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