Plaza Coordinator

Organization: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Posted: November 20, 2018 | Closing: December 14, 2018

Job Description

Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is seeking to hire a Plaza Coordinator for the interim Haven Plaza.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Government & Community Affairs, and working closely with the Facilities Management Team, the Coordinator will manage the day-to-day affairs of the interim Haven Plaza which includes high visibility events. Incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with facilities, public safety, and other CUIMC departments to ensure successful implementation and management of the interim Haven Plaza. He/she will work with City agencies, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance and implementation of plaza use policies and facilitate the effective management of programs and events at the plaza.
The incumbent will serve as the community liaison on all plaza-related matters and represent CUIMC at community advisory committees, community board 12 meetings and other plaza-related campus, community engagement and reporting activities.
The Plaza Coordinator will take a lead role in planning and executing all CUIMC-sponsored events at the plaza as well as ensuring that day-to-day activities go smoothly. Will also act as the primary contact with the Fort Washington Green Market, partner with various vendors, manage campus/community engagement calendar for Plaza, coordinate event logistics, ensure support and, oversee pre and post event follow up.
The coordinator will also work with the Communication staff to coordinate website, internal and external outreach activities, and social media accounts.
The Coordinator will also perform other tasks as need
Bachelor’s degree plus at least three years directly related experience. Experience managing, large-scale and complex events. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required. Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and events. Flexibility and availability to work off hours as needed. Familiarity with the NYC Plaza program and the Street Activity Permit Office helpful, as would be event planning experience and creativity. Familiarity with the Washington Heights/Inwood area and bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
Experience working with vendors, venue and figuring out event logistics. Knowledge and experience of planning and implementing events.

How to Apply

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