Thursday, February 4, 2010

Job Opening: Director for Europe (Loc: Paris)

Columbia University
Office of International Relations

Reporting to the Office of Global Centers in New York, the Director is responsible for leading the Columbia Global Center for Europe, located in Paris.

  1. Establish a vibrant academic Center in Europe and link that Center's programs to Columbia University's network of global centers around the world. 
  2. Strategically communicate to Columbia faculty and administrators the activities and services offered by the Center and effectively build teaching and research programs that advance the core mission of the University. 
  3. Work closely with academic colleagues and institutions across Europe, and reach out to Europe's policy and business communities. 
  4. Maintain and enforce the Center's identity standards including editorial and visual guidelines.
  5. Work closely with the Vice President of Global Centers to set policies, assist with strategic planning.
  6. Work closely with the Director of Administration in New York to ensure Center compliance with all the financial, legal, tax policies and rules. 
  7. Work on fundraising in close collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Development. 
  8. Manage the strategic direction of the Center's website. 
  9. Is responsible for the financial management of the Center. 
  10. Supervise administrative and program staff. 
  11. Other duties and projects as assigned.  

Bachelor's degree required. Seven years' related experience required.  

Prior experience living and/or working in Europe. Fluency in English, and at least one other major European language. Five years experience at a senior level in academic administration, program development and financial management, preferably in Europe. Proven entrepreneurial talents and achievement in an institution-building setting. Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner. Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrating tact and diplomacy working with a wide variety of personalities. Must be a team player and innovative self-starter. Willing to accept multiple year commitment in Paris, France.  

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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