Assistant Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

New York
Oct 04, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
Confidential Confidential
Full Time
Columbia Business School’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program provides students with a real-world understanding of the increasingly complex healthcare environment and is one of the most innovative and fastest growing healthcare programs among top-tier business schools worldwide.

The Program is seeking an Assistant Director. Working closely with the Director of the Business School’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, the Assistant Director is responsible for supporting expansion of the healthcare program through development, strategic communications and conference planning. This candidate will play a key role in managing relationships with internal and external constituents interacting closely with MBA students, faculty, administrators, alumni, healthcare industry executives as well as external media, and vendors. The candidate will at times prepare formal group presentations to targeted audiences to attract new students to the program and provide outreach to healthcare companies.

The Assistant Director works with School departments (MBA Admissions, External/ Alumni Relations, Career Management Center, Student Affairs), and other Centers and Programs, to ensure Program activities are coordinated with other School initiatives.

Columbia University is an EEOC employer; interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Healthcare Assistant Director.”

Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required (Master’s degree desirable, preferably in health-related area of study). 3-5 years working experience with demonstrated experience in marketing and communications. Working knowledge of healthcare industry (understand basic structure of the industry, terminology used, etc.). Excellent communication skills (writing, presentation, editing). Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (experience with maintaining web-sites desirable). Previous experience in an academic environment, and with event planning, desirable. Must be able to effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, other industry executives, and other external constituents). Must be able to work independently.

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