Student Employment

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Alice! Student Outreach Coordinator

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Undergraduate

Assists with the production and coordination of health promotion programs.

Spend 70-80% of scheduled work hours per week out of the office interacting with a broad range of students, engaging in brief conversations regarding health, and providing resources to members of the campus community.

Minimum qualifications include: detail-oriented with strong organizational follow-up, and customer service skills. Outgoing students able to easily talk with others desired. Interest in working with health-related content. Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects. Familiarity with health-related programs and Columbia University — Morningside Campus is preferred.

The selected student must be available 10 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Alice! via email at alice@columbia.edu or fax at 212 854 8949.

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Alice!
Health Promotion

Health Promotion Assistant (Go Ask Alice! & Social Media)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! Health Promotion currently has an opening for a paid graduate student position — the selected candidate will assist with website user testing and the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource. The selected candidate will also help with the the day-to-day management of Alice!’s social media presence.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A internet resource, including reading, researching, writing, editing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with website user and functionality testing for Go Ask Alice!.
  • Assist with monitoring, updating, and planning for Alice! social media profiles as assigned.
  • Perform basic clerical and administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, health communication, psychology, social work, or other closely related field.
  • Enrollment of half-time or greater in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates. 
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, follow-up, and customer service skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects. 
  • Strong computer, editing, and project management skills.
  • An ability and desire to learn new technology.
  • Familiarity with social media and message development. 
  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred.

Time Commitment:

Approximately 18-20 hours per week. Must be able to work majority of (if not all) work hours at the Alice! Health Promotion office on the Morningside campus.

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

Alice! Health Promotion is part of Columbia Health at Columbia University.

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Alice!
Health Promotion

Health Promotion Assistant (General)

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Alice! is currently seeking a graduate student to provide assistance 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. Selected candidates will be expected to assist with a broad variety of topic areas including, but not limited to, alcohol, substance misuse, harm reduction, sexual health, stress management, sleep, nutrition, and physical activity).

Characteristic Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Assist with the coordination of health promotion initiatives as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Implementing and managing monthly Live Well. Learn Well. events on campus.
    • Presenting programming to students on alcohol and substance misuse and harm reduction and healthy lifestyle behaviors.
    • Assisting with the planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and management of events sponsored by Stressbusters.
    • Creating fliers, handouts, and other health promotion materials.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, psychology, social work, or other closely related field.
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Columbia University or affiliates. 
  • Excellent 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.
  • Strong computer, editing, and project management skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with college-aged populations preferred. 
  • Experience with program evaluation.

Time Commitment:

Approximately 15-18 hours per week, primarily between 9am and 5pm M-F.  Some evening or weekend work may be required.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to alice@columbia.edu. Alice! Health Promotion is a unit of Columbia Health.

Contact Information

Alice!
Health Promotion
212-854-8949

Administrative Intern - Sexual Violence Response

Department: 
Sexual Violence Response
Graduate

Position Title: Administrative Intern, Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR)

Schedule: Flexible 15-20 hours/week Monday-Friday during business hours of operation 9:00am-6:00pm (Lerner Hall) or 9:00am – 5:00pm (Bard Hall at CUMC)

Start Date: Summer/Fall of 2017

Location: Sexual Violence Response (Morningside Campus OR Columbia Medical Center)

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Position Description:

Administrative Interns provide office coverage and support with administrative tasks and special projects.  Interns respond to student walk-ins and phone calls and direct individuals to the appropriate resources. Mandatory crisis response training is required.  

Responsibilities:

  • Direct students seeking services to appropriate staff and resources
  • Answer the main office line to direct callers to appropriate resources
  • Refer employees and students interested in learning more about SVR to the appropriate staff member
  • Assist with administrative tasks and projects as assigned
  • Plan and assist with awareness events and other SVR relate events throughout the year
  • Maintain confidentiality to the level of SVR protocol (including written and printed materials)
  • Adhere to SVR and Columbia Health policies, procedures and protocols

Qualifications:

  • Current  graduate student at Columbia University in good judicial and academic standing
  • Must be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and commitments
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Strong understanding of sexual violence and relationship violence (preferred)
  • Ability to work well in a high-stress environment and comfortable interacting with students in crisis
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment with a commitment to social justice practice

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, preferred work location (Lerner Hall or CUMC) and anticipated availability to:

By submitting an application for this position, you grant SVR permission to perform a judicial and academic standing check with your school/institution. Positions are open until filled.

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Contact Information

Ashley
Delphia

Go Ask Alice! Writer

Department: 
Alice! Health Promotion
Graduate

Interested in health-related topics? Love to write? Alice! Health Promotion is now hiring graduate students for part-time writing positions!

Graduate students serve as the writing team responsible for the well-known health question-and-answer Internet resource, Go Ask Alice!. For this part-time (five hours per week) graduate position, writers are required to have excellent conversational and technical writing skills and familiarity with or knowledge of the health, mental health, and/or medical fields. Writers must meet weekly deadlines and be enrolled in a Columbia University or affiliate graduate program. Special consideration will be given to those with both a health and writing background. The position allows for the ability to work remotely and is funded throughout the calendar year (including the summer months).

Expected Start Date: May 2017

For consideration, please submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (one conversational and one technical/academic/professional, each about 300 words) to Katie Wilkinson at kcw2140@cumc.columbia.edu. All electronic documents should be sent as a Word or PDF attachment. Resumes without writing samples will not be considered for this position.

 

Contact Information

Katie
Wilkinson
Last updated October 09, 2014