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Columbia University Program Director, Student Research/Global & Population Health in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 525696

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn,General Administration

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking an experienced program director to work in partnership with the Associate Dean for Student Research in oversight and support of student scholarly activity across our entire curriculum. This includes the MD/MS program, the summer research programs, the Dean’s Research Fellowship, the Scholarly Project Program, senior research electives, the Program for Education in Global and Population Health (Global Pop) and the annual Student Research Day, among other evolving initiatives. These activities offer a wide range of educational opportunities at all stages of the medical school curriculum, and some extend to other Health Sciences students such as those offered by Global Pop. The program director will support daily program operations, long-range and cyclical planning, and implementation of new initiatives. The program director will report to the Associate Dean for Student Research.


  • Ensure smooth, well organized, and efficient running of all programs and courses that fall under the office of student research including MD/MS degree program, summer research program, Dean’s Research Fellowship, Scholarly Project Program, senior research electives, Global Pop, and annual Student Research Day.

  • Maintenance and creation of policies and procedures that ensure student academic success and safety; Partner with the Director of Curriculum and the Program Manager for student research to ensure timely and accurate exchange of student data to support curriculum planning, individualized scheduling, and documentation of degree or other course requirements.

  • Maintain a super-user level role in university information systems such as OASIS, SIS course management, Courseworks, JIRA, and other administrative databases that inventory student research information.

  • Clear and regular communications with all students, faculty, staff, university constituents, and other collaborators, both domestically and abroad.

  • Provide oversight for budget planning, fund expenditures, and the maintenance of monthly and annual financial records and reports in keeping with CUMC fiscal policies.

  • Support efforts to promote, publicize and expand student research initiatives; create and maintain communications with both internal and external partnerships.

  • Lead effort for fiscal and programmatic strategic planning in all endeavors involving student scholarly activities.

  • Monitor and evaluate education, scholarly and training experiences, with focus on content and process improvement

  • Manage special projects as assigned.

  • Directly supervise staff within the office of student research, provide training, coaching, performance management, continuous support, and opportunities for professional development.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other activity areas in Medical Education (e.g. Student Affairs, Curricular Affairs, etc.).

Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, direct experience with student research and international programs; background in research/ global/public health preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Outstanding leadership, administrative skills, and professional approach.

  • Experience in non-profit/higher education setting.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including one-on-one interactions and in groups.

  • Experience in media and communications.

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