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Teachers College, Columbia University Interim Program Assistant in New York, New York

Interim Program Assistant

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Position type: Interim

Location: New York

Categories: Office/Clerical

Posting Summary: The Summer Principals Academy (SPA) New York seeks an experienced Program Assistant to provide advanced level support to the SPA faculty and administration team. The Program Assistant works as part of a highly collaborative team and juggles multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, especially during the summer when the SPA program runs their intensive Master's program on campus Monday through Saturday. The ideal candidate has experience in research, data collection and entry, technology, social media, and possesses administrative, organizational, and communication skills.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

  • Assist faculty, staff, and students with daily tasks/errands, especially during callback and summer intensive. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with resolving technology issues (e.g. presentations, email access, etc.)

  • Collaborating on shared program documents

  • Assisting with logistics of cohort activities and events

  • Stocking and organizing work areas

  • Providing faculty with requested materials in the classroom

  • Assisting faculty as Instructional Assistant when needed

  • Being the point of contact when other staff are not available

  • Support hospitality tasks for students and guests

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS from an accredited four-year college or university

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and can create concise, professional work

  • Strong communication, writing, and technology skills (e.g. Google Drive, Google Apps, Zoom, Canvas, Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic website maintenance)

  • Ability to use social media (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently with exceptional follow-up skills

  • Exercise professional judgment, work independently, show initiative, communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent organizational skill

  • Must be able to abide by the Student Privacy Requirements/FERPA

  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND booster

  • Must be available to work flexible hours and work occasional Saturdays and evenings as needed (Anticipated working hours are Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30am-5:00pm)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Teachers College or Columbia University student

  • Master’s degree or two years related experience

  • Experience with social media management and branded content creation (instagram, LinkedIn, twitter, facebook)

  • Experience with website management

  • Experience using Canva platform to create promotional and social media content

Salary Range:

$7,200 - $10,830


  • Hybrid (1 day from home; 2 days in the office) during the Spring 2023 Semester, May - July 2023.

  • In person Monday through Friday and some weekends during the Summer Semester when SPA|NYC program is in session (July 10-August 12)

Hours:PT up to 19 hours per week

Equal Employment Opportunity

Teachers College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and to providing equal opportunity in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression), religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Advertised: Jan 25, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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