Reporting to the SEVP, the Special Advisor will design and execute operational plans for major University initiatives.
Serves as a central resource and contributes to the overall design and operational efforts of the Climate School, including advising the University on setting and achieving sustainability goals.
Provides strategic oversight and manages projects related to other University initiatives as assigned by the Senior Executive Vice President. Responsible for all aspects of success in a limited resource environment and for keeping projects on track by proposing, implementing, and managing plans that foster momentum in an entrepreneurial setting.
Interfaces with senior administrators and faculty of the University consistently. Builds productive relationships with key stakeholders and represents the Office of the Senior Executive Vice President by working directly with high-level constituents' offices.
Performs other duties as assigned by the SEVP to support the Climate School mission and other initiatives.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten years' relevant, related experience required.
Must have exceptional interpersonal skills appropriate to interactions with deans, trustees, and other senior leaders both internally and externally.
Able to quickly build trust and credibility with stakeholders.
Confidentiality and discretion are required.
Must be organized, calm under pressure, and able to give direction.
An advanced degree in civil or environmental engineering, with an emphasis on climate, is strongly preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512846
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