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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Student Admin Worker in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours Per Week: 10-20
  • Salary Range: $23.50/hr. - $23.50/hr.
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

Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV's core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.

Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching well over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies, and has also founded several technology initiatives to accelerate the path to market for promising technologies, including the Hudson Heights Innovation Collaboration, the Columbia-NYU-Takeda alliance and the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator. CTV has also worked closely with Industry partnerships to develop collaborations and funding programs for translational research in the life sciences.

CTV's efforts are backed by 50+ full time staff and an additional 335+ graduate student interns (CTV Fellows), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.CTV is seeking a part-time temporary Desktop Support Assistant. The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of the Windows environment, Office products, and time management skills and a strong sense of personal responsibility for the needs of their clientsThe candidate will report directly to the IT Director and will work with staff members throughout the range of CTV's teams: Executive Management, Licensing, Contracts and Compliance, Strategic Initiatives and Accelerators, and Finance and Administration.


  • Install and configure computer hardware, operating systems, applications, and printers.
  • Support the roll-out of new hardware, software, and applications.
  • Work proactively with all users to identify, deploy and maintain technical solutions to facilitate a secure and productive environment for computing.
  • Perform routine maintenance and software upgrades for all peripheral devices.
  • Participate in special projects and duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma (some college coursework preferred).
  • One year of related support experience preferred.
  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required.
  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware.
  • Experience with Windows operating systems.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly and present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong documentation skills. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work well with all levels of management, have a passion for excellent customer service, and a commitment to exceptional quality.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Confidentiality and discretion are 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