Student Employment

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

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.

The Student Office  & Research Assistant will provide front desk coverage and support with administrative tasks and special projects. Respond to office visitors and phone calls and direct them to the appropriate resources. Assist with the implementation of quantitative and qualitative research, program evaluations, data analysis, and report writing.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
  • Answer the main office line to direct callers to appropriate resources
  • Assist with administrative tasks and projects as assigned, which may include inventory of promotional items and question administration for the Go Ask Alice! site
  • Adhere to Alice! and Columbia Health policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative research and evaluations on the effectiveness of programs and student health status
  • Fulfill 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

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, social work, or other closely related field along with enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliate. 
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Experience with SPSS, STATA, SAS, or comparable quantitative data analysis software required.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects, possess excellent communication and writing skills, strong computer, editing, and project management skills all required.

Time Commitment

The selected students must be available 20 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  Some weekend and evening hours may be required.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu.

The Student Office Assistant will provide front desk coverage and support with administrative tasks and special projects. Respond to office visitors and phone calls and direct them to the appropriate resources.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
  • Answer the main office line to direct callers to appropriate resources
  • Assist with administrative tasks and projects as assigned; for example, taking inventory of promotional items.  
  • Adhere to Alice! and Columbia Health policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned
  • Fulfill 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.

Time Commitment

The selected students must be available 15 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu.

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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