The Justice Lab is a new initiative that aims to advance a community-centered future for justice. As the Lab grows, the Program Coordinator will assist in the creation and implementation of systems - built from the ground up - to facilitate seamless Lab functioning.
***Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this role.***
Under the direction of the Project Manager, create systems and processes to facilitate lab-wide functioning, including systems to track expenses, manage employee effort levels, monitor budgets, and assess progress toward the mission. Deliverables include templates, trackers, spreadsheets and troubleshooting documents.
Assist in conceptualizing and developing financial operations that service diverse internal and external stakeholders, and implement new systems.
Collaborate with the project leads to problem solve and streamline tracking and evaluation systems after implementation.
Human Resources (25%)
Assist in the creation of processes to onboard new staff and operationalize the onboarding process at a time when the Lab is growing significantly.
Serve as the point person for finalizing new hires, including orientation and administrative setup. Liaise with ISERP/CSSW to facilitate new hires.
Enhance organizational cohesion by working with the Project Manager to develop training, coordinate meetings, conceptualize Brown Bag series, and organize Lab retreats.
Manage systems (Google Drive, Dropbox) to organize and consolidate digital files.
Manage office needs including office supplies, IT system troubleshooting and other office functions as needed.
Support in identifying and securing space and resources for lab teams as the Lab grows, by drafting memos and researching options based on Lab budget.
Program Development (10%)
Assist Project Manager and Director of Strategy in shaping the Lab's long-term strategy. Under the guidance of Project Manager, draft strategy memos, project plans, and project proposals.
Manage the Justice Lab website using a basic CMS system and contribute to the redesign of the website under the supervision of the Project Manager.
Manage requests to Co-Director when escalated up from Lab Administrative Assistant.
Other duties as assigned. (10%)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 years of related experience.
Bachelor's degree in a related field (business administration, public administration, human resources, or a related field) preferred.
Prior financial, grants and/or foundation related experience preferred.
Prior experience working in an institute of higher education.
Knowledge of expense tracking, budget management, grants management.
Knowledge and/or interest in criminal/juvenile justice environments and principles.
Must be highly proficient with computer applications. Experience working with Word, Excel, project management and other database applications is essential.
Strong analytical skills needed.
Must be organized and detail-oriented and possess financial management and budget experience.
Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, particularly in an environment with multiple and conflicting priorities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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