About the job
Reporting to Senior Director of Communications & Events, the Director owns the relationships
related to events with Climate School staff and affiliates as well as external partners. They manage the planning and execution of Climate
School stakeholder engagement, affiliate events, and designated communications, coordinating with internal and external partners to identify
opportunities to showcase Climate School experts through public and private programming.
Partnership & Stakeholder Engagement
Supporting the Senior Director of Communications & Events, the
Director will facilitate partnerships and engagements that strengthen institutional prestige and increase the Climate School’s
external impact. This includes but is not limited to: supporting Climate School participation in high-profile initiatives and convenings
like COP and Climate Week; facilitating and/or supporting regular engagement with policymakers, non-profit/NGOs, private sector leaders,
community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders; contributing to program design for stakeholder convenings; supporting the creation and
maintenance of a Climate School speakers’ bureau to increase exposure for experts and researchers; and identifying new opportunities
to advance Climate School core objectives.
Internal Communications and Program Management
The Director will
coordinate across colleagues with the Communications department, the Climate School, and broader University community to set priorities;
collaborate on program development; provide guidance; and develop and manage relevant program and communications processes, including
related operational strategy, goal-setting, and evaluation.
Public Programming & Events
planning and execution of Climate School and affiliate events. This includes coordinating logistics, processes, deadlines, and budgets for
events and programs. The Director will be responsible for overall event productions including advising on best practices and program
development, , incorporating multi-media technology as well overseeing logistical arrangements including investigating venues, service
providers, and vendors to support planning recommendations. Provides guidance and strategic oversight for community outreach activities
managed by the Columbia Climate School Events Staff.
duties include promoting Climate School activities through social media platforms, email communications, web content, blog entries and
multimedia. Consult in design of related publications, emails and websites.
Assume primary responsibility for directing
communications over designated priority areas in line with the Climate School strategic plan. Additionally, the incumbent will work with
vendors to produce Climate School print and promotional items as needed.
Performs all other
duties, as assigned by the Senior Director of Communications & Events.
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.