Lab Coordinator, CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 517307
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week:
Reporting to the Executive Director of the CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice, the Action Lab Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the action lab initiatives, student leaders and general operation of a number of Action Lab functions including hiring and onboarding of students, Action Lab expenses, and focusing on the planning and execution of all tasks for all justice-based initiatives. The Coordinator provides leadership and guidance to Action Lab students as they initiate, create, plan and implement social justice initiatives. The Coordinator provides consultation support for organizational continuation and growth as needed, including functions as HR management, planning and administration, task supervision and development.
This is a year-long, contracted part-time position, with a minimum of 20 hours/week and no more than 25 hours/week.**
Work closely with the Executive Director to ensure planning, developing and growth of the daily initiatives throughout the lab structure. In collaboration with the Executive Director, explore further justice-based initiatives within the Action Lab while continually considering and responding to incoming collaboration requests from external parties
Supervise the smooth planning and execution of projects within each Action Lab initiative by engaging all involved students in their respective capacities (work study, field placement, volunteer) according to and maximizing their expressed interests and skill sets. This includes setting up meetings, assisting students in project implementation and providing technical support as needed
Daily task supervision of non MSW Action Lab interns and volunteers in the Action Lab, providing guidance, support, and resources to students so that they may have a clear understanding of tasks and goals and efficiently achieve their objective initiatives??? ends. For MSW field placement students, provide task supervision as it relates to specific assignments given their personal learning and growth objectives through the supervision of their tasks. Coordinator meets with students weekly in their groups and individually as needed
Collaborate with HR, grants office and other school entities to ensure processing of administrative actions smoothly and accurately
Review, sign and submit all time sheets for students who are receiving Federal Work Study
Work with Executive Director to conduct student staffing of the Lab which involves developing job description, interviewing candidates and processing all hiring paperwork
Assist the Executive Director in maintaining and managing expenditure records for the Action Lab, including vendor correspondence and billing, event budgets, receipts, reimbursement forms, etc.
Manage Lab collaborations with external parties, whether with student organizations or agencies under CSSW or Columbia University, or for the advocacy and service of community members outside of the university.
Update website and other Action Lab material as needed
Organize detailed events with Faculty Advisors, Executive Director, Student Advisors and student leaders
Maintain database and internal documents via Google and Slack
Actively apply anti-racist and liberation social justice values while maintaining awareness of intersectionality and positionality in all professional relationships and endeavors
Maintain an open attitude towards an ongoing process of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice
Create a safe environment for all lab members and partners
Perform other related duties as necessary
Minimum of two years related experience in program management
Must be able to work well with people at all levels of the organization
Must have excellent written, oral, interpersonal communication and follow-through skills
Strong organizational skills necessary
Strong computer proficiency required. Proficient in MS Office (Word and Excel).
Masters in Social Work
Experience with supervisory responsibilities, preferably with students
Knowledge of social media and use of technological systems
Knowledge of antiracist practice methodology in program development and higher education
Knowledge of grants, managing expenditures and spreadsheets
Ability to coordinate work environment for positive growth of each individual
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.