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Grants & Web Coordinator (College Work Study)

Apply now Job no: 508841
Position type: College Work Study
Location: New York
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Research

Job Description

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) seeks a Grants & Web Coordinator (GWC) work study student to support the work of international engagement at Teachers College.

The primary responsibilities of the GWC are to oversee an accurate and comprehensive international grant database for TC faculty and students; and to maintain the OIA website. In this role, the GWC will research relevant funding opportunities; maintain a calendar of submission deadlines; maintain relevant internal records; and update the International Grant Database on the OIA website. In addition, the GWC will identify and interview faculty, students and alumni engaged in international work; and then draft profiles for the OIA website. The GWC will also draft and edit other web posts and manage the OIA’s social media accounts. To maintain the OIA website, the GWC will be required to attend training for the College’s CMS, TerminalFour.

This position is remote and requires a commitment of 12-15 hours per week. However, the days and times will be flexible. There is a possibility of renewal in AY22-23 depending on funding. Please see below for application instructions. Unless otherwise noted, applicants must submit all required application components in order to be considered for this position.

Job Duties
Grants Research (40%)

  • Research relevant funding opportunities (e.g. grants, fellowships, etc.) for TC faculty and students doing international work
  • Summarize Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Research and summarize literature and data for grant proposals and other relevant project topics
  • Maintain internal and external databases, including the International Grants Database on the OIA website and a calendar of submission deadlines

Web Management (40%)

  • Identify and interview faculty, students and alumni for featured profiles

  • Draft and edit featured profiles for the OIA website

  • Maintain the OIA website and social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  • Serve as photographer or videographer at events; edit photos and possibly videos, as required

  • Attend periodic training sessions for the College’s CMS, Terminal Four


Other Duties (20%)

  • Support various administrative activities and clerical tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a student matriculated in a TC degree program taking at least 5 credits (or the equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings - HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course)
  • Must have been awarded federal work-study for the term in which a work-study position is being sought (full-time TC employees are not eligible)
  • Must be able to abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement; and the Student Privacy Requirements.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with grant research
  • Knowledge of photo and video editing
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Wordpress
  • Must be a strong writer with a clear voice; and able to quickly research and edit large volumes of information
  • Must be able to conduct interviews with members of the College
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize and work with little supervision
  • Must be a team player and able to work with a diverse group of staff and faculty
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience with qualitative research tools (e.g. nVivo, Qualtrics, etc.) 
  • Experience with web publishing (e.g. HTML, CSS, etc.)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and/or video editing software (e.g. iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.)

Application Components

(Unless noted otherwise, applicants must submit ALL documents in order to be considered for this position.)

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Writing sample (maximum 2 pages single-spaced)
  4. (OPTIONAL) Link to a web page or online site that you have developed and/or contributed to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will begin thereafter. Questions? Please feel free to contact us at: internationalaffairs@tc.columbia.edu.

Compensation: Up to $9,000 total

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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