CCSI is Hiring: Special Assistant to the Director

January 2, 2019

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is hiring a new Special Assistant to the Director to begin in late spring/early summer 2019.

CCSI, a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is an applied policy research center dedicated to the study and practice of sustainable international investment. CCSI supports governments and a range of other organizations to establish the requisite legal and policy frameworks to maximize benefits and mitigate harm from foreign investments. This work is wide-ranging, including research and advisory projects on: the management of natural resources; expanding protection and enforcement of human rights, including the right to healthy environment; shifting roles and responsibilities of institutional investors; reforming international trade treaties to promote sustainable development; and empowering communities in negotiations with investors, among many other subjects.

Reporting to the Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the incumbent will support a wide range of research, operational and administrative responsibilities. The nature of the position involves substantial hands on mentorship and is ideal for those considering future work in law or policymaking, especially regarding the relationship among governments, corporations and citizens.

Candidates should be organized, driven, and detail-oriented, with excellent writing and communications skills and a desire to work in a collaborative, collegial, and fast-paced environment.

Please visit the Columbia Jobs Portal for a complete job description and to apply for the position. Contact Nathan Lobel ( with any questions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.