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Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid undergraduate student position. Information specialist are needed to gather 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. NOTE: Projected start date is January 2020

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 is 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 10 hours per week to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which position you are applying in your application materials.

Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid undergraduate student position. The selected candidate will assist with the promotion of Alice! programs and services offered through active and passive outreach activities. Selected candidates are expected to participate in events that require Alice! presence and manage inventory of promotional items

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of marketing strategies for upcoming programs and events.
    • Posting flyers in strategic locations around campus to advertise upcoming events.
  • Monitor, stock, and maintain inventory of Alice! promotional materials.
    • Monitoring and re-stocking promotional materials around campus.
    • Tracking distribution of promotional materials in spreadsheet.
    • Collecting promotional materials for events and student and department requests.
  • Represent the office at Alice! and other department-hosted events.
    • Assistance at New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) events.
    • Help manage Alice! events on campus.
    • Encourage students to attend Alice! events.
  • Promote initiatives and programs offered through Alice! Health Promotion.
    • Conducting outreach activities such as tabling around campus to share information about Alice! initiatives.
    • Posting flyers in strategic locations around campus to advertise services offered through Alice!.
    • Having an understanding of programs and initiatives offered through Alice!.
    • Conducting intercept interviews to gather information about Alice! initiatives.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but is not limited to, participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings.

    Minimum qualifications:

    Required

    • Enrollment in an undergraduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
    • Must demonstrate positive attitude and strong communication skills.
    • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
    • Must be able to manage time effectively and balance priorities.

    Preferred

    • Interest in working with health-related content.
    • Experience with community outreach.

    Time commitment:

    The selected students must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office 10 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend work may be required.

    To apply, email a cover letter and resume to alice@cumc.columbia.edu, or fax them to 212-854-8949. Please indicate to which position you are applying in your application materials.

    Alice! Health Promotion has an opening for a paid graduate student position. This position will assist with the production and website user testing of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia’s online health Q&A resource. They will also contribute to day-to-day management of Alice!’s social media presence and provide support for Go Ask Alice! evaluation activities as well as other Alice! initiatives as assigned.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist with website user testing efforts to inform improvements and updates to site functionality for Go Ask Alice!. Tasks associated with this will include:
      • Reviewing functionality of anonymous user and logged-in user interfaces.
      • Preparing detailed notes and file tickets outlining unexpected behavior on the site.
      • Communicating with professional staff who oversee Go Ask Alice! about website functionality reviews.
    •  Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading, writing, and other duties as assigned.
    • Assist with Go Ask Alice! content evaluation process.
    • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned, which will include, but is not limited to: participation in professional development workshops, supporting unit-wide events and initiatives, and attendance at all-Alice! staff meetings

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in health education, health communication, psychology, social work, or other closely related field
    • Enrollment of half-time or greater in a graduate program at Columbia University or one of its affiliates
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative
    • Strong computer, editing, and project management skills
    • Ability and desire to learn new technology

    Preferred

    • Experience working with college-aged populations
    • Experience with website user testing and content management systems
    • Experience with social media management and content creation

    Time Commitment:

    The selected students must be available to work in the Alice! Health Promotion office on the Morningside campus 10 hours per week, primarily between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Anticipated start date will be at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu with the position title as the subject line. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provides administrative support for the department's coordination of disability accommodations, including exam accommodations, proctoring services, and note-taking services
    • Process forms and disability documentation with accuracy and completeness; computes, enters and verifies data; scans and uploads documentation to student database and files paperwork
    • Prepares or maintains reports or records and other statistical or quantitative data
    • Answer phones and direct students appropriately
    • Assists in the preparation of the testing room; monitors exams for students with disabilities and ensure proper implementation and integrity of testing activity.

    General Information

    • Pay rate is $20 per hour
    • Must be available a minimum of 20 hours weekly
    • The ability to multitask and carry-out careful and detailed tasks, to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and to provide a high level of customer service are all integral aspects of the roles
    • Proficient computing skills are required to provide support regarding the administrative aspects of the of office
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Highly organized and is able to pay close attention to detail
    • Must be available for August 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, this includes final exams week (Refer to academic calendar:  http://registrar.columbia.edu/event/academic-calendar)
      • Ideal start date: mid-August but must start no later than 9/3/2019. 
    • Eligible to work in the U.S.
    • Interested candidates should email disability@columbia.edu to apply. Please be sure to include a copy of your resume.
    • Applicants are being accepted on a rolling basis. This is a casual  position, not a work-study.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  (Basic knowledge of Latex a plus).
    • Convert documents into accessible text using Ocular Character Recognition (OCR).
    • Create large print versions of documents
    • Chop and scan books to create accessible text
    • Maintain e-text library
    • Update e-text records in database
    • Maintain testing computers and flash drives
    • Crop PDF and make large print copies
    • Drop off and pick up assignments from Print Services
    • Assist Assistive Technology Manager and Disability Services staff with projects

    General Information

    • Pay rate is $20 per hour
    • Must be available a minimum of 20 hours weekly
    • The ability to multitask and carry-out careful and detailed tasks, to adapt to a fast-paced environment, and to provide a high level of customer service are all integral aspects of the roles
    • Proficient computing skills are required to provide support regarding the administrative aspects of the of office
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Highly organized and is able to pay close attention to detail
    • Must be available for August 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, this includes final exams week (Refer to academic calendar:  http://registrar.columbia.edu/event/academic-calendar). 
      • Ideal start date: mid-August but must start no later than 9/3/2019. 
    • Eligible to work in the U.S.
    • Interested candidates should email disability@columbia.edu to apply. Please be sure to include a copy of your resume.
    • Applicants are being accepted on a rolling basis. This is a casual  position, not a work-study.

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