The Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health is an interdisciplinary program advancing advocacy, research, and training initiatives that promote mental health and aim to reduce the burden of mental illness worldwide. The Communications and Publications Coordinator will be the primary person responsible for development and management of digital and print communications for internal and external audiences, social media strategy and occasional event management.
One primary responsibility of the Coordinator will be responsible for managing three program websites: Columbia Global Mental Health Programs (cugmhp.org), Global Clinical Practice Network (GCP.Network), and the Global Mental Health Academy online platform. This will include: developing, editing, updating, and curating content for the sites. Responsibilities for the GCP Network will also include expanding enrollment. Responsibilities for the Global Mental Health Academy will include supporting development of training modules for the ICD-11 and the expansion of training offerings related to global mental health.
Communications responsibilities will also include managing and updating the mailing lists and sending regular updates to networks including announcements and newsletters via automated email distribution software.
Develops content for the three program websites 40%
Maintains the three program websites 30%
Supports communications for ongoing projects and overall program 20%
Provides general program assistance 10%
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
Master's Degree with at least two years of related experience or equivalent in training and experience, including project management skills, writing and editorial experience, and evidence of facility with digital communications
A degree in a related field (e.g., Psychology, Public Health, Social Work) is preferred
Experience with conducting scholarly literature reviews and manuscript editing is not required but a plus
Some background in global mental health is beneficial but not required
Must successfully complete online systems training
Project management skills, strong writing and editorial experience, and evidence of facility with digital communications and platforms (website, social media, digital analytics etc.)
Applicant must have strong organizational and self-management skills; be detail-oriented; have the ability to take initiative and responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress; and have strong spoken and written communication skills
The applicant should have strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft suite, Google suite, Word Press and other website content Management systems, and the ability to learn new software and programs quickly
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with social networking sites in a professional context (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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