HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Program Coordinator in New York, New York
Employer Name: Columbia University
Position Summary Reporting to the Pool Supervisor, the incumbent provides general programmatic, administrative and secretarial support to Law School faculty, centers and programs. Responsibilities Provides administrative support to several professors of law and center directors, including gathering and organizing materials relating to instructional and research activities, scheduling meetings, keeping calendars, and receiving visitors. Assists with planning and coordinating programs (such as seminars, colloquia, special events, and conferences), arranging publicity, catering, travel arrangements, reimbursements and honoraria. Acts as liaison between professors, fellows, guest speakers, students, scholars, and other academic institutions. Provides administrative assistance to visiting scholars, fellows and faculty as assigned. Arranges travel itineraries and prepares travel and business expense reports for submission to the Business Office. Works with faculty, students and Clerkship Office in preparing clerkship and other letters of recommendation. Prepares course materials and syllabi; updates course website (CourseWorks); assigns groups to teaching assistants and schedules TA sessions and review sessions/makeup classes. Performs basic legal research using Westlaw, LexisNexis and other legal software databases. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications HS diploma or the equivalent. Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred. A minimum of three years of highly successful administrative experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Ability to work creatively and independently necessary. Must be adaptable in learning and implementing new technologies as needed for maximizing task performance. Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and work well under pressure, managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a high volume operation. Excellent oral and written communication skills essential. Tact and diplomacy and the ability to exercise judgment in matters that are sensitive and confidential required. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.