| Advertised Summary Job Description: The Coordinator for Summer and Pro Bono Programs has primary responsibility for implementing the Law School's Pro Bono Program under the direction of the Director of Pro Bono Programs, and for implementing the Summer Funding Programs under the direction of the Associate Director of Social Justice Initiatives. Both are important components of Social Justice Initiatives' (SJI"s) integrated programs to inspire, prepare and assist Columbia students and graduates to pursue public service opportunities, whether full-time or pro bono in the United States or abroad. The incumbent will coordinate a variety of projects, including administration of the pro bono graduation requirement and spring break caravans, implementation of Columbia Law School's summer funding programs, maintaining the public interest and pro bono databases, production of printed and internet materials regarding pro bono and summer events, and maintenance of the programs' resources. The incumbent also is an important point of access for students, the Law School community and outside organizations that seek information about these matters|
1.Track individual JD student compliance with Columbia's mandatory pro bono graduation requirement including but not limited to responsibility for the online communications and database system, other communications with students and coordination with relevant supervisors at host organizations, Columbia administrators and others.
2.Track individual JD student compliance with the requirements of Columbia's Summer Funding Programs, including but not limited to responsibility for online communications and database system, other communications with students and coordination with relevant administrative officers (e.g. Federal Work Study, Human Resources, Business Office, etc.) regarding enrollment, payment of stipends, etc.
3.Schedule, publicize and provide logistical support and follow-up for events and programs regarding summer programs and pro bono, including speakers, panels, workshops and meetings.
4.Design and implement creative and efficient workflows to improve efficiencies in administration of the pro bono and summer programs as directed by Director of Pro Bono Programs and Associate Director of SJI.
5.Assist with outreach to organizations and individuals in the U.S. and abroad that may provide Columbia Law School students and graduates with pro bono and summer opportunities including, but not limited to, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, Columbia-affiliated centers and law firms.
6.Assist with research, writing, editing, publication and distribution of internal reports and other materials about professional development, summer funding programs, and pro bono.
7.Serve as primary point of contact regarding pro bono and summer program activities .
8.Assist Columbia Law School student groups to administer student-directed pro bono projects, including but not limited to Spring Break Caravans.
9.Coordinate the process for donations to and reimbursement of students for Caravans, in conjunction with the Law School's Business Office.
10.Work with International SOS (ISOS), International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), and travel agencies regarding international travel.
11.Work closely with the Office of Career Services, relevant Law School centers, Law School faculty and others to harmonize public service, government and human rights programs.
12.Perform additional responsibilities as assigned and requested.
General Minimum Qualifications: High School Deiploma or its equivalent required plus a minimum of three years of related experience, preferably as a program coordinator, administrative assistant, or office manager with responsibility for public interest, not-for-profit or educationally related programs, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Outstanding data management, administrative, organizational, secretarial and interpersonal skills required. Excellent computer skills and experience including word processing, Internet, desktop publishing programs, Excel and computer database management required. Familiarity with Salesforce strongly preferred. Must be willing to learn and implement new technologies to enhance task performance. Excellent English oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated interest and participation in public interest issues and activities is desirable. Ability to initiate and follow-through with minimal supervision as well as meet deadlines, work under pressure, adapt to changing priorities, be part of a collegial team and balance competing assignments necessary. Must have good judgment and be able to maintain confidentiality. Availability for some evening and weekend work required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.