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Background and Overview:
In 2015, leaders of 115 schools of public health, medicine and nursing signed a letter of commitment to educate tomorrow's leaders on the health impacts of climate change. This document, which was co-sponsored by the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) at Columbia University and the U.S. White House, provided a starting point for advancing climate education among health professionals. The MSPH is now launching a Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education to fulfill this vision.
The Consortium will establish an international network of health professionals schools with the aims of:
-Sharing best scientific and educational practices
-Designing curricula on the health impacts of climate change
-Developing a core knowledge set on the health impacts of climate change
-Supporting the development of global academic partnerships to foster mutual learning, particularly in under-resourced countries
-Fostering the creation of cross-institutional research partnerships that lead to the scientific advances that can be shared across nations
-Ensuring a cadre of highly trained health professionals to lead on this issue.
The Consortium is seeking a full-time Project Director, who will be responsible for directing its day-to-day activities, including: curricula and educational resource content development; website development and maintenance; planning and execution of meetings for the Coordinating Committee, Advisory Board, and entire Consortium; and development, delivery, and maintenance of online course materials.
The Project Directorr will be responsible for overseeing the long-term growth and development of the Consortium and providing strategic support to its constituent member organizations. In partnership with the Consortium Director, Advisory Council, and Coordinating Committee, the Project Director is charged with coordinating the operations of the Consortium consistent with the guidance, policies and goals established by the Advisory Council.
This is a full-time position, initially for 12 months with the possibility to extend the role depending on funding.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant work experience in climate change, public health, climate resilience, environmental sustainability, or similar fields.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -A strong technical understanding of, and interest in, the relationship between public
health and climate change
-Familiarity with the global community of public health practitioners working on climate change's health impacts, especially with those developing or offering climate-health educational curriculum
-A high degree of organizational skill in organizing and managing expert groups, scheduling regular conference calls and/or online meetings, developing special events for in-person gatherings, and tracking communications among Consortium members
-Strong spoken and written communications skills
-Experience engaging with policymakers and the media on a variety of public health or
-Independence, confidence, and maturity in dealing with international experts in public health, climate science, and education
-Experience working with website developers and programmers
-Experience with online Massive Online Open-access Course (MOOC) development or offerings
-Significant project management experience
-Experience building networks across a broad range of disciplines and geographies, both
within and outside the health sector
-The ability to independently manage and draft policy and technical reports and communications materials
-Experience with events organization and management
-A willingness to travel and flexibility with regard to conducting tele-meetings outside of
normal working hours (on a regular basis) to accommodate the time zones of the Consortium's global network
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent, with a Master of Public Health, 3-5 years of experience
working on public health issues or clinical training considered a plus.
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.