Program Associate

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  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

CCSI is seeking candidates for two Program Associate positions who have recently earned a degree from an undergraduate institution to support a wide range of research, operational, and administrative responsibilities. The center’s core areas of research include: Investment Law & Policy; Extractive Industries; Land, Agriculture & Food Systems; Energy Transition; Climate Change; Human Rights & Investment; and SDG-Aligned Business & Finance.

For more details regarding responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, see here.


  • Conduct substantive qualitative and quantitative research on a broad range of topics for research and technical support projects, publications, meetings, and events.
  • Support drafting of various texts and materials alongside the Director and CCSI researchers.
  • Plan and oversee the logistics for high-level meetings and events.
    Serve as primary liaison with collaborators and partners on CCSI projects.
  • Provide administrative support for research and project management.
  • Represent the Center in calls, meetings, and fora with external collaborators and potential partners and sponsors.
  • Additional assignments as requested by CCSI research and operational staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to two years related experience through internships and coursework.
  • Preference given to those in their final academic semester of a bachelor’s degree program or those who have graduated in the past year. Some research experience is optimal.
  • Accuracy, strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills necessary.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential information essential. Ability to work under pressure on competing responsibilities with resilience, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Capable of working on projects independently as well as working well as part of a team.
  • Advanced French or Spanish language skills is a plus.

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