Job Opportunities at Columbia University Press

Job Opportunities

Development and Grants Manager

Reporting to the Associate Provost and Director, Columbia University Press (CUP), the Development and Grants Manager provides assistance to and advances the careful planning, implementation, and follow-up of CUP’s fundraising priorities in coordination with the Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development. The Development and Grants Manager develops the CUP case statement and fundraising plan in collaboration with the CUP development team and the CU Office of Alumni and Development. The Development and Grants Manager is responsible for the management of CUP’s fundraising program, including gifts from private and institutional foundations, supplemental donor research, prospect identification, and communications.

Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience. Prior experience in or knowledge of research universities as well as fundraising highly desired. Advanced degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: project management, teamwork, analytical thinking, and donor relations. Must possess the ability to work with changing priorities and multiple projects.

Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills. Must be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot, in addition to the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators and academic leaders. Must have a passion for excellent donor service and commitment to exceptional quality. High computer proficiency, and the ability to create/read Excel spreadsheets are all a must. Experience with formalized databases such as Salesforce, Advance, and WordPress preferred.

Please contact James Pakiela for additional information or to refer a candidate.


Project Manager - CIAO

Columbia University Press (CUP) is seeking a highly motivated and visionary professional to serve as editor of Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO), an electronic database and Web site of mostly aggregated think tank, journal and ebook content in the field of international relations. CIAO is a subscriber-based product with a robust advisory board comprised of IR specialists from both the U.S. and abroad. It is jointly managed and maintained by Columbia University Press and the Columbia University Libraries.


  • Strong writing, editorial and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with scholars, publishers, librarians and think tank professionals
  • Masters degree in international relations or a related field
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing environments
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to make significant and lasting contributions to CIAO
  • Knowledge of contracts a plus


Please contact James Pakiela for further information or to refer a candidate.


Paid Internships, per semester, up to 15 hours per week.

Columbia University Press is looking for interns to work in several departments including Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing. You will have the opportunity to assist on a range of tasks relating to the publication of academic books in a variety of fields including literary studies, translation, journalism, social work, continental theory, film, food, and history. We're looking for someone who is responsible, committed, detail oriented and has a career interest in publishing. This is a paid internship, which may also be eligible for course or program credit.

Please send a cover letter and resume, to:

Please specify in the subject which department you are interested in (Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing.)