The incumbent assists in risk management for all graduate and undergraduate filmmakers and film artists in the School of the Arts in consultation with the Director of Risk Management and Film Production Administration. Manages the administrative operations of the student insurance and film safety program for the School of the Arts, including for all undergraduate filmmaking related courses and labs. Liaises with Facilities, Business Office, Risk Management department, and CU Human Resources for Worker???s compensation administration for all Divisions in the School of the Arts. Manages administration and budgets for production grants.
FILM SAFETY, RISK MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION 30%
Manages all daily operations of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program for SOA film production. Advises filmmakers and film artists on safety and risk management for productions. Directs processing of Certificates of Insurance (COIs) through liaising with insurance broker, and releases Production Letters in accordance with CU and SOA Film Program policy. Primary contact and liaison with SAG, Materials for the Arts, University Events Management, and other campus production resource partners.
Manages Worker???s Comp program and liaises with Human Resources for Visual Arts and Theatre Program students in production-related activities. Other production-related assignments as needed.
PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 20%
Manages advisement of incoming and continuing MFA and Undergraduate students on pre-production aspects of their film productions including casting, locations, and safety-related preparation. Hiring and supervision of 4 student workers.
Serving as a member of the Production Advisory Board, advises graduate and undergraduate filmmakers on film safety production matters. Coordinates administration of the PAB process. Updates information on The Hub website regarding schedules and deadlines for PAB meetings.
Advises on production policies related to graduation and the Columbia University Film Festival. Manages efforts to keep students and faculty informed of all production policies and key deadlines throughout the year. Delivers year-round film safety and pre-production education, maintains online resources, and provides production review for students for both MFA and undergraduate film production.
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND GRANT MANAGEMENT 50%
Manages student, faculty, and financial processing for all production-related grants, including the Sloan Grant, Production Grants, and Finishing Funds, including application process, application advisement, disbursement, reporting, and stewardship. Liaises with the Film Faculty, Chair, and Development Office, Principal Investigators and select donors for all current grants. Provides new grant development for Sloan Foundation Grant renewals. Hires and supervises 4 student workers.
Oversees budgets for all production grants, including Sloan Foundation, annual Production Grants, Princess Grace and Finishing Funds. Coordinates approval of student grant disbursement according to SOA guidelines. Liaises with the Office of Financial Planning to ensure compliance with University policy and timely disbursement of grants.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
BA or equivalent professional experience required. Minimum of 3-5 years??? experience in film production required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and communications skills (verbal and written) required. Attention to detail required. Ability to work independently and under pressure with large numbers of people on concurrent projects with multiple deadlines required. Ability to handle confidential matters with tact and discretion required.
Previous experience in an academic setting preferred. Familiarity with insurance administration and grants management preferred.
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