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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Program/Research Associate in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Job Type: Officer of Administration Regular/Temporary: Regular Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Position Summary Reporting to both the Vice President for Government & Community Affairs (GCA) and the Director of the Office of Community Service Programs (OCSP), the Program/Research Associate (RPA) will have two primary responsibilities. The RPA will work with the OCSP director to create and implement programing. The RPA will also work with the GCA office to conduct research and do other tasks to assist members of the GCA staff. Responsibilities OCSP Assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating OCSP programs Establish new and strengthen existing community-campus partnerships between the community, CUMC students, faculty, and staff Develop an expertise in service-learning in order to support faculty, students, and community partners Work with students and faculty to develop their knowledge and skills using service-learning Work with community partners to identify community needs related to health issues and help find appropriate CUMC partners to address them Assist in planning and organizing OCSP events and programs GCA Conduct research on legislative, policy, and community affairs issues Compose memos to brief GCA staff and others on the subjects mentioned above Lobbying activities as needed Other office support activities as needed Minimum Qualifications Bachelor?s degree or equivalent in education and training plus at least three years directly related experience. Excellent research, written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks. Possess extensive knowledge of database and desktop publishing systems. Familiarity with health care issues, government, the Washington Heights/Inwood area, and bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus. Experience in higher education, service-learning, community-campus partnerships also helpful. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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