The Center on Global Energy Policy is looking for part-time Program Assistants (PA) to help with Center public and private events, promotions and outreach. Applicants must be available to staff events. Events primarily take place in the afternoon and early evening. Applicants should be familiar with web- and email-based outreach platforms and social media.  Knowledge of the energy-related topics covered by the Center is helpful. First priority will be given to applications from current Columbia students. 

Qualifications needed—we are seeking students with:

  • Event planning and execution experience and ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders from students to government and industry VIPs
  • Experience editing/updating website content and media (e.g., photos, video) through basic content management system platform (e.g., Drupal)
  • Experience managing / running social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook
  • Experience with email newsletter platforms (e.g., Mailchimp, Constant Contact

Additionally, candidates should have:

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and willingness to be proactive
  • Regular availability to staff evening events (e.g., 6-8 pm) during the week
  • General marketing / outreach experience are helpful but not required
  • Work study preferred

Hourly rate: $12/ hour

Time commitment: 10-15 hrs / week

Application Deadline: September 9, 2015 or as soon as the position(s) are filled

Interested applicants please send a resume and cover letter to: energypolicy@columbia.edu

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.