The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, a research center based at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, is seeking a Program Assistant to support the work of the director and the Center, including responsibility for finance processing, outreach, marketing, operations and other activities as needed.
Finance processing, including but not limited to: accounts reconciliation; database entry and generating reports; reviewing, approval of payments and expenses; issuing, receiving and processing invoices; audit assistance; manage relationships with vendors and conduct basic procurement. Will provide regular reports to management, often providing detailed analysis. Will, on occasion, present these reports to a group.
Act as a key player for any HR-related tasks, issues and personnel changes and will work closely with School of Journalism Human Resources as well as central University Human Resources.
Partner with and act as a resource to the Center's Director by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; Drafting letters and documents; Collecting and analyzing information.
Manages expenses; manages the Director's schedule and interfaces with the Director's colleagues in the Director's absence.
Event planning and coordination, including coordination of logistics, multimedia, invitation, copy and promotion.
Communications and outreach support on web, social media, newsletter, etc; incumbent will be the author of much of this communication and will be responsible for publishing material onto the Tow Center's website, onto social media, etc..
Supporting Tow programs and project with additional tasks as needed
Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent required.
Up to 2 years related work experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Excellent organization and administration skills; detail oriented; organized team player; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines with professionalism and discretion; experience with communications, event & outreach.
Familiarity with university administration and experience providing executive support a strong plus
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 499710
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