Job Opportunity: Student Administrative Assistant, Center for Science and Society

October 1, 2023


Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at Columbia University, including Barnard College. 


$22/hour. The student administrative assistant is expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, with most shifts completed in person. 


The Center for Science and Society (CSS) is seeking a student administrative assistant to help with various general office responsibilities, with a particular focus on media and content generation. The assistant will provide on-site support to the center and report to the Project and Communications Coordinator. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working with CSS staff to chart communications and publicity strategies across various platforms. 
  • Oversee and maintain CSS’s Instagram account and other student-focused outreach efforts.
  • Generate topics, interview subjects, create content, and write feature articles for the bi-weekly CSS newsletter and website. 
  • Create posters/flyers for Center meetings and events via Canva. 
  • Assist in video editing and captioning of CSS event recordings and promotional videos. 
  • Perform basic clerical tasks.
  • If available, assist with registration and check-in at CSS in-person events.


Please note this position may either be a Federal Work Study position or a Student Casual Position. If applying as a Work Study, please go the Columbia SFS Work Study Job Portal and search for 12692. If applying as a Student Casual, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] and note if applying as a Student Casual or Federal Workstudy. Please email [email protected] with any questions.