Reporting to the Managing Director, the Program Manager provides
operational management of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
and also works closely with the Reentry Acceleration Program and
Pangea Advisors. S/he is responsible for working with the officers,
faculty and researchers of the Center in their various functions.
S/he works independently on projects and assists the Center faculty
and staff in organizing, managing, and implementing projects and
- Manage the planning and execution of programming including:
Center events for students, including the alumni breakfast series,
student and staff retreats, faculty and staff meetings, research
forums; work with staff and student club leaders to align student
programming and assist with clubs kickoff, club leadership strategy
meetings and student leader transition processes.
- Manage processes for the Center’s reentry acceleration teaching
initiative, working with faculty, staff, students and external
organizations. This includes; working with prison partners and
reentry nonprofits, managing the MBA/EMBA and incarcerated
prospective students application and volunteer approval processes,
operational requirements for the REAP teaching processes inside
Correctional Facilities, and planning and execution for business
forum activities focused on hiring practices of the formerly
incarcerated, if requested.
- Identify speakers for and develop student speaker events,
support social impact week and student summer fellowship auction,
including managing pre-event and post-event production tasks.
Independently work with vendors on operational requirements and
manage the payment process, working closely with the Financial
- Responsible for travel risk management processes for Pangea
Advisors and ensuring compliance with the university’s global
travel policies. Manages travel and expense reimbursements for
faculty, staff, speakers and students including for Pangea Advisor
projects; ensure expenses allocated to correct accounts and align
to a set budget; develop reporting on the impact of Pangea projects
on student learning for donors and prospective student
- Manages and maintains the Center’s contact database and
understands how to effectively use the web based system. Proof
reads and edits letters, invitations, emails and other
communication materials for external audiences.
- Manages the daily office operations of the Center and addresses
faculty, researchers and officer needs with ITG and
- Communicates with prospective students and external
constituents on behalf of the Center; Contributes as a pro-active
team member to special projects with other staff as needed.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum 2
years related experience required.
Must be an efficient, detail-oriented team player,
able to work cooperatively in a group as well as
independently. Ability to work with and accurately estimate
deadlines and juggle competing priorities. Must have excellent
communication, grammar and writing skills. Computer proficiency in
all Microsoft Office Suite programs. Basic knowledge or willingness
to learn HTML and Adobe Creative Suite an advantage. Must be
able to exercise tact and discretion when interacting with faculty,
administrators, and students. Must have valid NY driver license and
good driving record/ability to obtain a Zipcar membership. Must be
able to be approved by the NY State Department of Corrections and
Supervision to work inside facilities.
Knowledge of or interest in an academic environment
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified