Jobs & Opportunities

New Opportunities for Meaningful Work

Design and construction work in Manhattanville will create numerous opportunities for people with a wide range of skills and experience.

Construction Employment Opportunities

We expect design and construction work in Manhattanville to create numerous opportunities for people with a wide range of skills and experience. Specific opportunities will be announced as the project progresses. Find out more about non-construction–related job opportunities at Columbia here.

Skanska USA/The Velez Organization and Lendlease can assist those interested in employment with construction firms currently working at Columbia. They are the Manhattanville workforce liaisons for minority, women and local individuals, Skanska USA/The Velez Organization for the University Forum, and Lendlease for Phase 2 Foundations/Below Grade. To learn more, contact:

Venus Escobar
Velez Organization
61 Broadway, Suite 1915
New York, NY 10006


Esther Laguna
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Columbia University Employment Information Center

Our dedicated team of expert and caring professionals provides a variety of useful employment services and training programs that assist visitors in obtaining meaningful work at Columbia University or elsewhere in the community.

Since 2004, the Employment Information Center has operated in West Harlem as a source of information and a critical access point to make Columbia job applications more accessible to the local community. The Center also provides enhanced training programs and job-search counseling services designed to strengthen not only the individual applicant, but also the community.

The Center is an access point to apply for open positions at the University as well as gain job search assistance and participate in training programs. Center staff help facilitate the hiring process, but schools and departments remain responsible for hiring decisions and informing candidates of direct employment offers. 


La-Verna Fountain, Vice President for Facilities and Operations