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Employment

Position Description: The Administrative Intern will provide office coverage and support with administrative tasks and special projects both in person and virtually.  Interns will respond to student walk-ins and phone calls and direct them to the appropriate resources. Crisis response training will be provided. This position is paid.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
  • Answer the main office phone line to direct callers to appropriate resources
  • Track and maintain records of all prevention activities and any interactions with survivors
  • Refer individuals interested in learning more about SVR to the appropriate staff member or volunteer
  • Assist with administrative tasks and projects as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to University, Columbia Health, and Sexual Violence Response policies, procedures and practices (this includes federal, state and local regulations)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student at Columbia University in good judicial and academic standing
  • Strong interest in the mission and values of SVR, and passion for issues of gender-based violence and social justice
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Capacity to commit to 2 consecutive semesters, with a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and commitments
  • Punctual and reliable with work schedules and task deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a high-stress environment; comfortable interacting with students in crisis
  • Desire and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of sexual and relationship violence
  • Advanced technology skills, including an ability to use excel, social media, and phone camera/video

To Apply: Email resume and a short statement of interest to Ashley Delphia, Associate Director of Operations at ALD2209@cumc.columbia.edu. By submitting an application for this position, you grant SVR permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school/institution.

Position Description: Sexual Violence Response has an opening for a paid graduate research intern to assist with the implementation of quantitative and qualitative research, program evaluations, data analysis, and report writing. Interns support associated projects across all Columbia Health divisions. This position is paid.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative research and evaluations on the effectiveness of programs and direct services.
  • Manage survey distribution and collection, create reports of data gathered for presentation to University administration, and present data findings to groups as requested.
  • Support the Columbia Health integrated quality assurance working group through meeting participation, data collection and analysis, and writing reports and presentations.
  • Conduct literature reviews, written reports, and presentations on emerging areas of interest. Analyze and interpret information to improve understanding of complex issues.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive material to the level of SVR protocol, including written and printed materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, social work, or another closely related field along with enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliate
  • In good judicial and academic standing
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, SAS, or comparable quantitative data analysis software
  • ​​​​​​​Must be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • ​​​​​​​Comfortable working independently
  • Punctual and reliable with strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong communication, computer, editing, and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Knowledge of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights/Title IX, VAWA/Clery Act, and The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Time Commitment:

  • This position requires 15-20 hours a week during business hours of operation. The selected student must be able to start in summer or fall of 2021. Minimum 2 semester (consecutive) commitment.

To Apply: Email resume and a short statement of interest to Ashley Delphia, Associate Director of Operations at ALD2209@cumc.columbia.edu. By submitting an application for this position, you grant SVR permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school/institution.

The Information Specialist gathers facts, resources, and the latest research findings for Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s health Q&A Internet resource. Submit comprehensive research documents that Go Ask Alice! writers use when writing responses for publication. This position is paid.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather, review, and organize information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content. 
  • Record researched information as detailed reports to be used by writers to prepare new or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website. 
  • Consult by phone or e-mail with medical providers and health professionals while researching. 
  • As requested, review and offer feedback on answers based on research prior to live posting on the Go Ask Alice! website. 
  • Assist with the site’s overall production. 
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks, including typing, filing, sorting mail, answering telephones, running errands, and greeting and directing visitors, as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but are not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.   
  • Must have strong research skills. 
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language.  
  • Familiarity with health and science and able to work with sensitive health-related content. 
  • Ability to manage time effectively. 

Time Commitment 

The selected students must be available to work 10 hours per week (Monday through Friday), preferably between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm (ET).  

Due to COVID-19, Alice! Health Promotion currently operates under a remote working model (via phone/Zoom/Microsoft Teams). As changes to operations evolve over time, we will work with the incumbent in this role to ensure safety and capacity are top priorities in any transition from remote to an on-campus work environment in the future. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu with the position title as the subject line. Start date: Mid-August 2021. 

Go Ask Alice! Writers translate complex medical and health information into engaging, readable, smart prose suitable for undergraduate and graduate students at Columbia. Writing is in a question-and-answer format. Using research provided, writers craft responses to health questions that have been submitted anonymously to the Go Ask Alice! website. This position is paid.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use research provided to write new answers or update existing answers for the Go Ask Alice! website.   
  • Gather, review, and organize supplementary research and information from reputable medical and scientific literature, websites, and other sources to be used for Go Ask Alice! website content, as needed. 
  • Submit at least one to two responses per week.
  • Edit or revise submitted answers as requested.   
  • Participate in Go Ask Alice! staff meetings as requested. 
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but are not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates. 
  • Must have strong research, writing, and editing skills.   
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into everyday language, especially health-related concepts.   
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Familiarity with health and science and the ability to work with sensitive health-related content is preferred.  
  • Have a solid knowledge base in at least one of Go Ask Alice!’s main topic areas: alcohol/drugs, fitness/nutrition, emotional health, sexuality/sexual health, relationships, general health (writers work on all health topics, but expertise in at least one area is desirable). 

Time Commitment 

The selected students must be available to work five hours per week. Work is done remotely.  

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one conversational and one technical, each about 300 words) to alice@columbia.edu. Start date: Mid-August 2021. 

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