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Janelle Sommerville

Janelle Sommerville

Manager, Finance & Administration

Columbia University in the City of New York

Greater New York City Area

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Columbia University in the City of New York

Manager, Finance & Administration

Agriculture & Food Security Center, The Earth Institute

In this role, I provide financial management for AgCenter’s annual budget. I also provide human resources and administrative management for AgCenter’s staff members through recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations, equipment and service provider procurement, and orientation to University policies. I work closely with Columbia’s legal counsel to develop contracts and agreements. I fill a liaison role with various partners to ensure smooth operation and financial management of several international research projects, including the Millennium Villages Project and the Africa Soil Information Service. I work with the AgCenter team to plan, budget, and write various components of grant proposals and concept notes to various donor agencies. I also work with the team to sustain donor relationships through timely submission of semi-annual and annual narrative and financial reports. I support AgCenter’s director on strategic planning for AgCenter’s current and future operations.

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