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Columbia University Short-Term Casual in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Short Term Casual

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  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary

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  • Hours Per Week: 10

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Position Summary

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to support undergraduate students who are economically disadvantage and/or those who identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented in healthcare professions. Program participants are selected because of promising achievement in college as well as a commitment to pursue careers within the health professions. SHPEP is national academic enrichment program offered at thirteen medical center sites across the country.

At Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the program offers four tracks (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Physical Therapy) to eligible students for free (full tuition, housing, and meals). Throughout the duration of the six-week program, students are afforded intensive and personalized health professions school preparation. The support provided for participating students help them to become more competitive applicants to health professions schools. Each year, SHPEP serves 80 scholars who will be rising college sophomores and juniors at the time of program participation.

A major component of the program is centered on academic enrichment with a focus on supporting the improvement of scholars’ performance in Pre-Health science courses. Supplemental courses are also offered to help scholars strengthen their learning and study skills. Outside of courses, scholars participate in practical experiences and career exposure seminars.

The 2019 program will be held from June 14 th - July 26 th .

SHPEP Program Facilitators will assist with managing Pre-Health science courses and general program execution for all program scholars. The cohort of scholars is made up of first and second year undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who generally have varying skillsets and require guidance for education advancement and career exploration. Ideal candidates for the SHPEP Program Facilitator positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. The Program Facilitator role provides opportunities to assist with exercising curriculum construction, and establishing/executing course instruction and differentiation skills. Program Facilitators will be paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour.


SHPEP Program Facilitators will be responsible for assisting with the supervision, guidance and education of college students enrolled in the summer program. Specific responsibilities will require that Program Facilitators:

  • understand the overall goals and objectives of the program

  • attend job orientation and training sessions (dates to be determined)

  • be available for the entire duration of the program (June 14 th – July 26 th )

  • lead a small group of approximately 10 students within the entire cohort

  • take attendance at classes and program sessions

  • assist with grading course related assignments (including pre-test, mid-terms, finals, and quizzes)

  • serve as facilitator for Accelerated Learning Skills workshops, Narrative Medicine and Career Development and Information Resources sessions, and (2) additional science courses

  • Attend and provide support for all program sessions (to include setup of presentations and introduction of speakers)

  • Assist with residential life duties which will include an on-call schedule and hosting social activities

  • Escort scholars on clinical rotations

  • Attend weekly meetings with preceptors and program administrators

  • Attend daily group dinners

  • Complete general clerical duties as assigned

  • Provide feedback regarding interactions with program scholars

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree or equivalency.

Demonstration of leadership and organization skills is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Full-time CUIMC students with education and training in science and/or mathematics.

Previous teaching experience is extremely helpful, but not necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.