Job Opening: Events Programming Associate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

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Institution: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Education requirements: Master’s degree
Employment type: Temporary with possibility of becoming permanent

This is a short-term casual position starting immediately. A permanent position related to events coordination and programming is in the process of being created and the successful candidate will be invited to apply for the permanent position subject to satisfactory job performance.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director,the Events Programming Associate will spear-head events programming and related initiatives at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University. S/he will work with faculty members to initiate and develop ideas for programming, and will work closely with institute staff on the execution and implementation of program workplans. The Institute is a center of graduate-level education, research, and outreach on China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, and the countries of Southeast and Inner Asia at Columbia. Responsibilities include planning and coordinating a wide range of events through consultation with faculty and senior staff, managing program budgets, coordinating logistical arrangements for events, handling advertising and publicity including press releases, negotiating with vendors, and supervising support staff . Institute programs include such events as speakers’ programs, symposia, conferences, film series, art talks, and other public events. Duties also include working with the Faculty Director and Executive Director in certain new Institute initiatives, such as fundraising efforts for our new Global Scholars Program, as well as participating in overall development of Institute communications and public relations strategies. This may include websites, publications, and student/alumni relations networks. Other duties as assigned.


This position requires high-level programmatic, organizational, and communications skills. Master’s degree or its equivalent required. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and budgeting skills required. At least two years of related experience and some supervisory experience required. Experiences in higher education administration or working in international environment helpful.

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