Student Employment

Join our team!

Be a valuable part of Columbia Health programs, services, and initiatives. We have opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, including work-study.

Go Ask Alice! writers translate complex medical and health information to 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.

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 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 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 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. 

The Health Promotion Assistant will assist with research, planning, implementation, and coordination of health promotion programs and services. They will also assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource. The selected candidate will be expected to assist with a broad variety of topic areas including, but not limited to, stress management, coping, resilience and flourishing, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and substance use, harm reduction, and sexual health.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the coordination of health promotion initiatives as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Implementing and managing monthly events on campus.
    • Support Alice! Health Promotion initiatives by presenting on a variety of topics related to student health and well-being.
    • Creating fliers, handouts, and other health promotion materials.
    • Collaborating with professional and student staff on various events and initiatives.
    • Representing Alice! Health Promotion at events around campus.
    • Supporting outreach efforts to raise awareness of Alice! resources throughout the Columbia community.
  • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading, writing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Serve on task forces and committees as assigned.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree and strong interest in promoting well-being in community settings. .
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates.
  • Strong commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression in personal and professional spheres.
  • Must be flexible and dynamic in both approaches to work and in navigating change.
  • Strong communication and presentation 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  

  • Experience with program evaluation.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • A demonstrated passion for and commitment to health promotion.

 Time Commitment

  • The selected students must be available to work 15 to 18 hours per week, primarily between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Eastern), Monday through Friday.  

Consistent with public health measures to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, and to protect students and staff members, Alice! Health Promotion has temporarily moved to a virtual service delivery/ remote working model (via phone/Zoom) for the time-being. 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.

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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