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IRWGS Work Study Job Call

August 26, 2015

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

Work-Study Position Description – AY2015-16

Responsibilities include these FOUR components:


·      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), and archives

·      Maintain office, seminar room, storage spaces, 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.

·      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.