Director-Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship Program
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 540246
Job Type: Officer of Administration
Hours Per Week: 21
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The director oversees the administrative and academic aspects of Columbia???s Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, a prestigious, one-year academic program designed to support ambitious journalism projects in the field of education.
This part-time position is contingent on the continuation of external funding.
Managing a four-year $2 million-plus budget, recruiting candidates, coordinating the selection process, and convening the national Spencer Advisory Board annually.
Responsible for orienting the fellows into life and classes at the Journalism School, overseeing stipends and research expenses, and writing narrative reports to the Spencer Foundation each spring.
Advising the fellows??? projects, organizing weekly classes with the residential and non-residential fellows, and developing events and scholar dinners both on campus and remotely.
Manages the selection of expert mentors for each individual fellow: a Journalism faculty advisor, an outside academic topic advisor, and a post-doc research partner. Accomplishes fellowship program objectives by communicating expectations, planning monitoring and appraising work of the mentors.
Establishes strategic goals for the program, mentors and fellows.
Manages relationships and works closely with the Spencer Fellowship alumni.
Manages Spencer Fellowship budget and expenses.
Performs other related duties as needed.
Education: Bachelor???s degree required
Experience: Minimum of 4-6 years related experience
Other Skills: The director should demonstrate achievement and the highest professional reputation in the field of education journalism. They should be a recognized thought leader, devoted to the improvement of education journalism nationwide.
Advanced degree preferred.
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.