Agriculture Coordinator
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Department

6060- EIM Centers & Divisions

Location

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Job Family

Administrative Support

Salary Grade

10

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description

The incumbent will help coordinate and provide administrative, technical support for various agriculture projects at the Agriculture and Rural Environment Program. The position will be based at the Tropical Agriculture Program at the Earth Institute on the Lamont Campus. He/she will work with the agriculture and environment team on a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: preparing surveys and data files to be entered in computer system for future analysis by researchers; checking and cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis; preparing baseline data files for matching with survey data; and assisting in linking agriculture data with remote sensing data. He/she will be responsible for interacting with teams at projects implementation sites and with other projects partners. The incumbent will also be responsible for working with the agriculture team on reports and publications. Report and publication management responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of technical reports for donors, managing internally produced information (such as researching publications), providing bibliographic support to Tropical Agriculture Program researchers, coordinating and supervising the production, distribution and use of the program reports, announcements, publications and other material. All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree in agricultural or international development, statistics, quantitative methods, policy, or its equivalent is required. Previous years of related work experience are not required for this position. However, a minimum of 1-2 years' related experience in statistics, agricultural or development economics, international development, or a related discipline are highly desirable. Proficiency with data management and validation techniques desired. Experience with statistical software including STATA, R,Geographic Information System (GIS) applications; and Microsoft Office suite desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in management and use of large datasets. Proven ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and manage multiple tasks with changing deadlines in a fast paced environment. Attention to detail, initiative and a creative approach to problem solving and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

? Experience with data management and documentation ? Writing and word-processing skills ? Ability and interest in learning new software programs ? A team player with good interpersonal communication skills ? Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision ? Ability to work well in multicultural teams ? French proficiency is a plus

Special Instructions

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HIPAA Compliance training required

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What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date

01-28-2013

Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

Quick Link

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EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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