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IRWGS is Hiring! 16-17 Work Study Opportunity

July 14, 2016

IRWGS is hiring! See below for details. If interested, please email our program coordinator, Khadija Belly (k.belly@columbia.edu)


Work-Study Position Description – AY2016-17

Work-Study Responsibilities:


  • Write 2 blog posts per semester
  • Contribute to IRWGS social media accounts

o   Facebook, twitter – help maintain active presence and frequent interactions

  • Cultivate and maintain networks with student groups and solicit student organization events and news.


  • General front-office reception.  Greet guests, answer phones, check irwgs@columbia.edu, check and send mail.
  • Provide support to the Institute (Director, Associate Director, Finance Manager, Program Coordinator and faculty) including photocopying, scanning, research, drafting correspondence, etc.
  • Maintain various Google calendars (update calendars by entering on campus events to Affiliated Events calendar)
  • Maintain files, scans, Dropbox files, libraries (pdf, syllabus, 754), archives
  • Maintain office, seminar room, storage spaces, copier room and announcement areas in hallway


  • Publicity: Hang posters, distribute fliers and other advertising

o   Add calendar/event listings to IRWGS website, Facebook, Twitter, Columbia events calendar. Send to other departments/schools/groups/listservs as applicable.

o   Make buttons and other promotional materials.

  • Assist during events: Set-up and break-down of seminar room (or other space).  Help serve wine (if applicable), clean throughout event, help where necessary
  • Take photos/video, live tweet
  • Create event listings to advertise programming.  Post edited photos.

Academic Coordination

  • Check different class listings  (Bulletin, UNIFY, irwgs.columbia.edu, Summer Studies site, etc) for errors.
  • Research lists of cross-listed and related courses.  Solicit cross-listed and related courses from professors.