Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia is undertaking the design and construction of a new campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. This new campus resolves the University's need for additional space while providing active ground floor retail opportunities, open space, and enhanced access to the waterfront.
The proposed area of development comprises approximately 6.8 million sf of new development over its 17 acres and extends roughly from the south side of West 125th Street to 133rd Street and from Broadway to Twelfth Avenue. Also included are properties on the east side of Broadway from West 131st Street to 134th Street between Broadway and Old Broadway. As it proceeds through the City's formal rezoning process, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Columbia is building its Manhattanville team and seeking a Program Coordinator to manage various design issues on all projects. For more information on the status of Manhattanville, see http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/. For information on Columbia University, see www.columbia.edu.
The Project Coordinator will report to the Assistant Vice President of Design Management and support the Project Management Team. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall support for the design management department. The incumbent will manage all design documents both hard copies or electronic copies, file in SharePoint and CU shared drives for the Assistant Vice President, often acting as liaison with other Project Managers and University Offices and outside clients.
Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for managing and overseeing project support activities for the AVP of Design Management. He/she will assist with the design management processing needed to support constructions projects and enhance work quality, productivity and customer service for the division.
The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for design management services for MDG internal and external constituencies, often on complex issues. In addition, he/she coordinates the provision of interior design management services to the office and may participate in the supervision and completion of special projects as assigned. Additional responsibilities include preparing, processing and tracking office paperwork, such as, additional service requests from consultants, project chronologies, project fact sheets, presentation materials, etc. Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with design management of MDG projects from inception, including programming, design, bidding, and construction, in accordance with recognized industry standards as well as established budgets, schedules, and quality standards. Responsible for managing design and quality control for all projects. Supports the design bid solicitation and award process for major projects and assisting with contract awards. Responsible for actively managing, monitoring, and reporting relevant design information and taking appropriate corrective actions as required. Provides guidance and assistance to the University community on the design scheduling of major construction projects. Works closely with architects and other consultants. Assist with preparation status reports and presentations to Departmental and University Executive staff.
The Project Coordinator will assist with the management of consultants and contractors responsible for the design, procurement, construction and installation of various systems. He/she will monitor contractors, and consultants for compliance with the program, enforce the program, and report on design compliance.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Architecture and/or equivalent required. Three to five years related experience required; preferably in an architectural, engineering and construction office environment.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with architectural and engineering staff as related to designing and constructing projects a must. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. Strong computer skills required, such as AutoCAD, Photo Shop, Illustrator, In Design, Excel, Power Point, Word, etc. Must possess discretion and be able to handle multiple activities and ability to work independently required.
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.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.