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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Program Manager in the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Building: Geffen Hall
  • Salary Range: $62,500 - $74,000
The 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 Summary

The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business supports, sponsors, and promotes thought leadership and frontier research on topics related to the global economy and business, and serves as the focal point for Columbia Business School's major global programs and initiatives. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to learn more about global higher education and logistics planning.

Reporting to the Director, Global Travel and Risk Management, the Program Manager is responsible for the Institute's Language Programs and Visiting Scholar Program, collaborating on Chazen Global Study Programs, managing program components for our emerging market executive training programs, and assisting with other events/projects as assigned.


  • Manages the Institute's semester and summer Language Programs, including holding information sessions and events, marketing and communications, vendor and instructor relations, student support, and program growth and development.

  • Collaborates with the Director and Associate Director on the Chazen Institute's Travel programs (Chazen Global Immersion Program classes, Chazen Global Study tours, Chazen MBA Exchange and visiting student Programs, and Block week courses).

    • Tracks student payments and waiver form submissions; create guidebooks; generate roommate lists; create post-trip evaluations; upload student lists into STEP and SOS Travel Tracker; update web forms for collecting traveler information; assist with website updates and announcements, including creating marketing materials, info session invitations, etc.

    • Assists with planning and executing Chazen Global Travel Programs in collaboration with student leaders and faculty

  • In concert with the School's W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness and Chazen Institute associate director, collaborate on the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA) and Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa Programs:

    • Administer and collaborate on program financials, online learning modules, and program evaluation;

    • Manage and collaborate on the programs' Canvas, Zoom, and other online education tools/systems;

    • Collaborate on website maintenance and production of digital and print collateral materials; provide participant and faculty support;

    • Assist with the planning and execution of all in-person learning modules.

  • Manages the Institute's Visiting Scholar program which provides support for CBS faculty who seek to host international doctoral candidates, faculty members, and business practitioners at Columbia to further their research and scholarship. Collaborates with appropriate University offices to process incoming scholars and support their time in residence.

  • Works with the academic, managing director, and director in their various functions; works on additional projects as assigned and share in the responsibilities of other staff members as a flexible team player.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of 2 years of related experience required.
  • The incumbent must be a proven team player, able to work cooperatively in small groups as well as independently with changing priorities and multiple responsibilities.
  • Must be pro-active with excellent organizational and communication skills, acute attention to detail, and computer literate.
  • Must exercise tact and discretion when interacting with international faculty, administrators, leaders in academia, business, and with students.
  • Cultural sensitivity required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates should have an interest in higher education and cultural immersion. Knowledge of website maintenance a plus, not required.

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