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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Director, ZI Events and Administrative Services in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration- Bargaining Unit:- Regular/Temporary: Regular- End Date if Temporary:- Hours Per Week: 35- Standard Work Schedule:- Building: Jerome L. Greene Science Center- Salary Range: $95,000 - $105,000The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Position SummaryColumbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute brings together world-class scientists across academic disciplines conducting pioneering research to transform our understanding of how the brain works - and gives rise to mind and behavior. The Institute fosters a collaborative and inclusive environment across 50+ labs, advancing insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers.At the Zuckerman Institute, we are committed to becoming a more inclusive, equitable and diverse place of scientific discovery and support a culture of respect. Promoting diversity in science will help drive the transformative science that can change the world.Situated in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus, the state-of-the-art building offers an environment where the highest level of scholarly scientific research takes place on a daily basis, with the benefit of being located in the heart of New York, one of the world's most vibrant and culturally rich cities.Reporting to the Executive Director, this position leads the day to day for Administrative Services supporting functional areas across the organization ensuring a high level of service. Partnering closely with leaders across all functions, this role directs events and activities and collaborates with PIs, lab managers, researchers, program leads, building tenants, other operational leaders to ensure effective operations, process improvement and administrative support.The Director will be responsible for strategic planning surrounding institute wide programs/initiatives in addition to directing successful large-scale scientific symposiums and events that support the growing needs of the Institute's various sponsored programs as well as those events hosted by members of the Zuckerman Institute and their lab members. This role provides global support to the Executive Director on numerous issues such as crisis planning, problem solving and process improvement and supports a tone of leadership that is people-oriented, collaborative in nature and focused in data-based decision-making.Responsibilities- Direct planning, operations and execution supporting institute wide programs and initiatives; create financial budgets for initiatives; assign staff as needed ensuring coverage; create positive experiences for all community activities.- Manage strategic outreach to clubs, groups and University partners supporting ZI activities; engage with the University in order to integrate into their universal event management system.- Partner with the Internal Communications team to manage communications with all groups and club partners.- Strategize about institutional goals and assume the project lead incorporating process improvement goals with HUB launch.- Identifies areas for improvement that promote efficiency, effectiveness, service excellence and innovation across the organization.- Foster a team and universal management culture based on teamwork, open communication, prudent risk taking, innovation, mentoring and accountability.Minimum Qualifications- 4-6 years of related experience. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree desirable.Preferred Qualifications- Must have a positive mindset, work collaboratively, and have seasoned communication skills with the ability to provide a high level of customer service and time management expertise demonstrating an ability to handle multiple, competing projects in a fast-paced changing environment.- Requires effectiveness in establishing full project lifecycle plans for one or more projects of moderate to high visibility and complexity, demonstrating detail-oriented and strategic thinking.- Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is committed to being an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment supporting scientific discovery.Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly