Reporting to the Associate Director, Technology, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing the logistical, administrative, and communications activities for a dynamic portfolio of technology-based programs and projects in the Office of the President, including for select university-wide and presidential initiatives. Project areas covered: content, usability, interactive, and technical.
Serve as a contributing team member for content strategy, management, production, and QA testing activities for projects related to the office's portfolio of websites, including but not limited to those for World Leaders Forum, Commencement, and Columbia Global.
Collaborate with internal partners, CUIT, and the Associate Director to determine the use of a variety of university-wide systems and software products, including but not limited to Columbia Sites and the Bedework enterprise calendar system.
Coordinate and at times oversee the live streaming of select university events and programs, with a specific focus on World Leaders Forum and Commencement activities, including consulting on the required audio-visual components prior to an event with the event planning team.
Research, write, edit, and proofread correspondence, briefings, and reports on a variety of topics: project proposals, charters, and plans; technical guides, and explanatory documentation. Review Statements of Work and Service Level Agreements for completeness and accuracy, in close collaboration with the Associate Director.
Facilitate all aspects of large-scale project planning and execution and lead small- and medium-scale projects. Manage the completion of project activities, focusing on status monitoring and schedule management, and communicating project status to team members and/or stakeholders, and escalating issues as needed to the Associate Director.
Liaise with internal clients and partners, external vendors, and other groups to define project objectives, scope, schedule, and cost.
Assist the IT team in providing help desk support for members of the office, such as resolving basic software and hardware issues.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or its equivalent required. Minimum 2 years related experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills with a focus on internal coalition building. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor. Must be a team player and problem solver while taking ownership of assigned projects. Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure and with accuracy. Must be highly detail oriented. Demonstrated technological competency with front-end web development including HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress, and demonstrated design competency with Adobe Photoshop (primarily treatment of images for web) is required. Demonstrated information technology competency with excellent technical investigative and troubleshooting skills. Proficiency with Windows and OS X environments. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides) is necessary. Confidentiality and discretion are required. Must be flexible to work some evenings, weekends, and early hours as needed.
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