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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Program Manager
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Columbia University | New York, NY
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Job Description

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia is seeking to appoint a Program Manager who has the administrative skills to run the Center's day- to- day operations, and the academic training to contribute to its intellectual mission. Reporting to the Co-Directors of the Center for Palestine Studies, the Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of the Center. In addition, the Program Manager is responsible for supporting the Center's fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the academic/intellectual life of the Center by attending and participating in events, and by suggesting/initiating aspects of academic programming. The position requires flexibility in hours as needed for events, including some evening hours. Specific duties include:

1. Works closely with the Directors and associated faculty and staff of the Center for Palestine Studies to promote within the university and off campus the academic study of Palestine and Palestinians, helping foster intellectual collaboration among scholars in the fields of history, culture, politics, the arts, and the law;

2. In consultation with the Directors, plans and formulates the Center's annual budget; monitors spending and reconciles accounts; generates financial reports. Has signatory responsibility for regular and occasional disbursements;

3. Oversees the planning and administration of all conferences, lecture series and workshops and coordinates the Center's outreach activities including short courses and other events for the general public;

4. Coordinates CPS publications including brochures and newsletters;

5. Manages e-mails and other correspondence to and from the Center and updates and edits all content on the Center's web site; knowledge of Square Space or Wordpress-type web design platforms would be advantageous.

6. Helps with fundraising activities, including preparing documents for donor pitches, writing grant proposals, and managing relationships with existing donors;

7. Prepares the annual report;

8. Recruits, hires and supervises work-study students and interns;

9. Manages the annual selection process for the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Fellowship, and any other postdoctoral fellowship the Center establishes in the future. Assists in getting fellows appointed, connected to the ISSO for acquiring the requisite visas, and planning for their move to New York City;

10. Attends meetings on behalf of the Center with potential partners and collaborators, including organizations such as the United Nations and arts and cultural institutions;

Performs additional duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2 years of related experience required. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and administrative skills required. Computer literacy required. Flexibility in hours as needed for events, including some evening hours. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications An M.A. in Middle East Studies or a related field, a demonstrated commitment to working on Palestine-related issues, knowledge of Arabic and excellent writing skills in English are strongly preferred. Essential Functions Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications

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