We seek a dynamic and energetic Program Director to manage the development, coordination, and implementation of academic programming and operations in the Division of Ethics. The Program Director will support interdisciplinary faculty and staff engaged in bioethics research and teaching across the full range of activities, including daily operations, long-range planning, and conceptualization of new projects. This position will involve working collaboratively with other divisions and departments, grant-funded initiatives, and multi-institutional partners. The ideal candidate has a proven record of taking initiative and will work both independently and on teams to create and implement research and educational initiatives. This position will involve logistical work, including scheduling, responding to calls and email, and managing financial and administrative details. The Program Director role is a full-time position (minimum 80%) and reports directly to the Division Chief. This appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.
- Provide project management support to research initiatives, including grant writing, human subjects, and budgets.
- Plan and coordinate meetings, workshops, seminars, lectures and other events
- Support and implement strategic plans for division programs and initiatives
- Support all aspects of research administration, including grant applications, human subjects, budgets, reporting, and publications
- Manage communications, including the division calendar, website, social media and newsletter
- Communicate and coordinate with other departmental divisions and related university programs
- Some travel may be required
- Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrated interest in ethics
- Outstanding leadership, administrative skills and professional approach
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage multiple competing deadlines;
- Experience applying for and managing NIH funding
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including one-on-one interactions and in groups
- Experience in media and communications
- Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
- Deep familiarity with mixed methods of research
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and workflow and project management tools
The Division of Ethics is located in the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University in the Washington Heights neighborhood of northern Manhattan. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
To apply, please submit the following materials online:
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter explaining why you are right for this role and your interest in the Division of Ethics.
- Contact information for three referees (name, title, email address, and the nature of your professional relationship).
- Direct link to job posting: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/501059/program-director