The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health welcomes applications for a Project Manager. The Consortium???s mission is to ensure that all health professionals throughout the world ??? including clinical doctors, nurses, and public health leaders and practitioners ??? will be trained to prevent, reduce, and respond to the health impacts of climate change. Since 2015, the Consortium has been leading this global initiative, now with over 200 member universities, to educate health professionals on the health impacts of climate change. Within the Columbia University Campus, a leading global research institution, the Consortium is poised to lead the development of campus-wide health professional education and engage with the newly formed Climate School on health matters. Specifically, the Consortium aims to:
Disseminate best scientific and educational practices;
Advise on the development of geographically relevant curricula on the health impacts of climate change;
Engage stakeholders to develop and update core competences for all health professionals on the health impacts of climate change;
Convene conferences and working groups among members in all global regions;
Engage policy makers, professional societies and health institutions to integrate climate and health knowledge at all levels of health practice;
Support the development of global academic partnerships to foster mutual learning, particularly in under-resourced countries;
Foster the creation of cross-institutional research partnerships that lead to the scientific advances that can be shared across nations; and
Ensure a cadre of highly trained health professionals to lead on this issue.
The Consortium is seeking a full-time Project Manager, who will be responsible for directing its day-to-day activities, including: curricula and educational resource content development; webinar and conference planning and execution; regular communications with new and existing Consortium members; website development and maintenance; planning and execution of meetings for the Coordinating Committee and Advisory Board; creating and maintaining social media presence; development, delivery, and maintenance of online course materials; research and scholarly publication relevant to best educational practices on climate and health.
The Project Manager should have strong advocacy and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple teams simultaneously. The project manager will lead the growth and development of multiple international teams, including the new Global Student Advisory Committee.
The Project Manager will also be responsible for providing strategic support to its constituent member organizations. In partnership with the Consortium Director, Advisory Council, and Coordinating Committee, the Project Manager is charged with coordinating the operations of the Consortium consistent with the guidance, policies and goals established by the Advisory Council.
Responsible for directing its day-to-day activities, including:
Developing curricula and educational resource content (25%)
Webinar and conference planning and execution; (20%)
Regularly communicate with new and existing Consortium members; (10%)
Website development and maintenance; (10%)
Planning and execution of meetings for the Coordinating Committee and Advisory Board; (5%)
Creating and maintaining social media presence; (5%)
Developing, delivery, and maintenance of online course materials; (10%)
Research and scholarly publication relevant to best educational practices on climate and health. (10%)
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested. (5%)
Requires a Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
A Bachelor???s degree plus five years of relevant work experience in Climate change, public health, climate resilience, environmental sustainability, or similar fields; or a 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.
A strong technical understanding of, and interest in, the relationship between public health and climate change;
Strong spoken and written communications skills;
The ability to independently manage and draft policy and technical reports and communications materials;
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;
Experience engaging with policymakers and the media on a variety of public health or environmental issues;
Independence, confidence, and maturity in dealing with international experts in public health, climate science, and education;
Experience working with website developers and programmers;
Significant project management experience;
Experience building networks across a broad range of disciplines and geographies, both within and outside the health sector;
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.
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