The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons is conducting a search for Short-Term Casuals to work with the CDC-funded Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP).
SPHSP was designed to help participating students increase their knowledge and interest in Public Health and biomedical science careers, while providing a learning platform that integrates science with practical experiences. Normally hosted as a 10-week in-person summer enrichment experience, the SPHSP program is being restructured as result of the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This presents an exciting opportunity, for up to three candidates, who are interested in public health and/or higher education.
Selected candidates will be tasked with making contributions to the planning and coordination of virtual program sessions as well as related assessments that align with the objective of SPHSP - to expose select college and post-baccalaureate students to academic research and professional work in Public Health and Health Equity.
The SPHSP Short-Term Casuals' responsibilities will include:
Providing support and contributing to the development of new virtual program initiatives.
Assisting with outlining plans for the transition from in-person to online course instruction.
Working with the Program Coordinator and Program Assistant to organize virtual field trip experiences and internships.
Updating program literature and promotional materials to reflect newly implemented program changes.
Assisting with arrangements for the programs' Fall 2020 recruitment season.
Supporting the program evaluation and assessment processes.
Making contributions to brainstorming process meetings for new program season.
Drafting plans that support the execution of special events such as the SPHSP Virtual Alumni summit and the SPHSP Alumni Peer Mentoring Program.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience.
Education and/or training in public health (or related field), as well as functional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Demonstration of strong written and verbal communication and organization skills is necessary.
The ability to properly manage concurrent tasks and paying close attention to details will be required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508531
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