Working in the Office of Career Development, the coordinator is the first point of contact for students and employers and works in conjunction with the Office of Career Development Team to solicit and promote employment opportunities and assist students in their job hunting strategies and employers in their talent search. Main duties include support of Program Manager in co-administration of the Career Expo and co-administration of Department software platforms (i.e. Symplicity, 12Twenty, Pathable, Submittable, etc.) that service students, alumni and employers. Responsible for all Careers events programming, production and promotion, research and collection of internship program information, management of Columbia Journalism School???s exclusive internship and fellowship programs, database management, data collection and auditing, job postings, and occasional high-level executive support.
Event Planning/Management-Promotion and Marketing (35%): Manages all aspects of planning and execution of all non-Career Expo events and programming including booking and communication with speakers, (journalists, recruiters and J-school faculty) for individual and panel sessions, handles all event logistics, including virtual/hybrid/live arrangements, records and posts videos. Facilitates all aspects of marketing and promotion of departmental events, programs and services externally and internally. Creates a variety of assets to educate and support students and stakeholders including content for websites, production of brochures, basic videos, and responsible for social media promotion.
Supports Program Manager and team in all aspects of planning, marketing and
execution of the annual Career Expo.
Fellowship & Internship Program Management (25%): With oversight from the Careers team, manage all aspects of Columbia Journalism School???s Exclusive Fellowship and Internship programs, including communicating with employers and J-school stakeholders to generate program descriptions, application collection using Submittable, marketing and promotion to students including arranging info sessions, and coordinating with selection committees and preparing annual reports.
Career Platform and Website Management (15%): As co-administrator of the Department career management platforms, reviews and post jobs and responsible for internship and fellowship databases. Update and maintain Career Development webpages and calendars. Research and update Career Guides on topics, including salary negotiation, mentorship, and freelancing, and ensure databases are up-to-date as requested.
Student, Alumni & Employer Outreach and Support: (15% ) Fields and responds to queries from students and alumni about internships, application procedures and a variety of other opportunities via email, text, social media, and drop-in visits as well as holding scheduled office hours. Serves as liaison with employers, solicits program information and fields queries and offers assistance, including posting jobs and internships and Career Expo registration.
Performs other department related duties as assigned (10%), including but not limited to, assisting the Career Development Team research and editorial memos, budget and financial processes, administrative support in the daily management of the office and other departments as needed.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years related experience, preferably in journalism, education or higher education administration
Other Skills: Must have facility with and comfort level with technology including Excel and content management systems. Must be confident and proficient with working in a digital-first environment. Critical skills: Outstanding organizational abilities and attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to be self-directed. Willingness to help others and be a team member. Discretion in handling confidential information.
Knowledge of the journalism industry. Events production using Zoom- virtual/hybrid environment preferred and experience in career management platforms and events planning software desired, but not required. Data collection and digital marketing experience desired but not required.
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