Amy Rabinowitz joined the Office of the Provost in September 2017 as an Associate Provost and the Director of the Office of Work/Life. She oversees all Work/Life programs and experienced specialists who foster the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit of meaningful and productive academic, personal and work lives. The Office of Work/Life offers an array of services to support faculty recruitment, current faculty, and the Columbia community including the School and Child Care Search Service, Housing Information and Referral Service, Well-Being program, Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service, Back-up Child and Adult Care and Breastfeeding Support Program.
Before joining the Office of the Provost, Amy had over 25 years of Work/Life program design, management and research experience, most recently serving as the Manager of Work/Life and Recognition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where she conceived, designed and implemented quality-of –life programs and policies. She is a leader in her field, having served on the Work/Life Advisory Board of WorldatWork, a global nonprofit human resources association and frequently speaking at national Work/Life conferences. She previously worked in foundations as a grantmaker concentrating on women’s, children’s and NYC issues.
Amy received her bachelor's degree in psychology focusing on child development from Wesleyan University and her doctoral degree in education from Teachers College, specializing in family policy. A lifelong New Yorker, she is the mother of a teenage daughter being educated in the NYC public schools.