Reporting to the EVP for Global Centers and Global Development, the Director promotes and supports the EVP in expanding Columbia University's mission as a global university. The director would be an institutional entrepreneur who will be charged with crafting and executing a strategy as well as expanding and strengthening the Beijing Center. S/he will collaborate with a Faculty Steering Committee and serve as an anchor facilitating research opportunities on globally relevant interdisciplinary topics, and opportunities for learning and internships for Columbia students, as well as providing a point of ongoing engagement for international alumni. The individual will work in tandem with the entire global center network, including the other eight Columbia Global Centers' Directors, building new relationships and hosting visits on numerous initiatives. The individual will form close working relationships with the Beijing Advisory Board to create a special resource for Columbia, the purpose of which is to support the faculty in their commitment to research. *This role is based in Beijing*


Entrepreneurial Leadership 

  • Provide strategic and administrative leadership to the Center and serve as a liaison to academic divisions, professional schools, and administrative units of Columbia University.
  • Work with other Columbia Global Centers Directors to share and establish best practices and policies across East Asia.
  • Create opportunities for fundraising, business development, and conceptual selling.                                                                                                                  

Build Relationships (Internal/External)  

  • Establish strong and fruitful relationships with key business, academic, and government leaders within the region to facilitate faculty research and joint initiatives in the region. 
  • Establish relationships with faculty and alumni advisory groups, key administrative partners, and with other Center Directors.

Operations Management

  • Manage the office, including daily operations, staff development, budget, technology, and space as well as assist with seeking grants funding for research and programs.
  • Enhance and implement relevant policies and procedures, including finance, accounting, registrar, bursar, IT and human resources, and oversee ongoing operations. 

Facilitate Research/Communication/Events 

  • Create new programs and foster collaborative programming. 
  • Develop a comprehensive communications strategy for the work of the Center. 
  • Communicate the work and resources of the Center across the region with visits, web presence, promotional events and materials aimed at increasing visibility of the Center. 
  • Manage and host visiting scholars and faculty, research fellows, staff and employees of other Centers, etc. 

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with National Standards and the Candidate’s Experience

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Reporting to the Executive Director, CFO of the Office of Global Centers, the Finance Analyst collaborates on general financial operation activities and is responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of grant activities at the Global Centers. Among other duties, these activities include pre-award and post-award management, international bank reconciliation, and financial analysis and monitoring. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Executive Director of the Columbia Global Centers, the Financial Analyst is responsible for the following activities:

  • Performs pre-award activities, including the development of new grant proposals and budgets and review and negotiation of awards.
  • Performs post-award activities, including preparation and distribution of new award notices to global centers and PIs, summarizing the terms and conditions of the award, preparing briefs for CGC management, finance, center staff, PI, and other stakeholders, and setting up accounts, and monitoring financial and reporting activities.
  • Serves as the liaison between the global centers, the principal investigators from CGC and different CU units, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA). Maintains current knowledge of human subject's policies and troubleshoots IRB application submissions.
  • Serves as point of contact on all grant matters, subcontracts and other agreements for the development of assigned award applications.
  • Monitors ongoing business risk including tracking of funding, delayed execution of contracts, expired authorizations, delayed payments, and regulation of advances to subcontractors and vendors.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all pertinent records, files and documents; assures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal compliance requirements.
  • Manages assigned award close-out, including planning, executing and providing technical assistance to headquarters and country offices.
  • Performs international bank reconciliation process by reviewing expenses for proper categorization and business purpose, sorting documentation, and communicating with finance staff at the global centers.
  • Monitors and reviews financial activities at the global centers.
  • Conducts account and variance analysis, budget analysis, and monitors grant activity; researches financial issues and data, assists in grant budget reconciliations and funder-required financial reporting; coordinates award reporting requirements (quarterly and/or annual technical reports) and required prior approval actions in collaboration with CGC units.
  • Works with Columbia General Counsel to fulfill Global Center legal/governing board requirements
  • Contributes to and participates in the development and delivery of on-site and off-site training of CGC staff in NY and field offices; serves as facilitator/presenter at learning sessions on specialized topics, participates/moderates discussions within the grant/contract community of practice. 
  • Provides support on special projects.
  • Performs other job related duties as required. 


Salary and Benefits Commensurate with National Standards and the Candidate’s Experience

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