Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
This position provides administrative and program support to faculty and staff in the Engineering Leadership Program. Responsibilities include both internal (administrative) and student-facing duties such as (but not limited to):
maintain program enrollment records using spreadsheet applications and data management tools
perform word processing and desktop publishing to create, edit, format, and produce brochures, reports, office forms, newsletters, and other correspondence
prepare classroom materials and coordinate class and program enrollment
manage meeting schedules on behalf of faculty and staff
handle general record keeping such as preparing reimbursement and purchasing forms
communicate with program alumni to create and maintain an alumni database
provide information about Engineering Leadership Program to students, faculty, and staff
manage faculty and staff job searches
other duties as assigned.
Experience with videoediting and online content creation is highly desired but not required.
There is flexibility for hiring a full time (1.0 FTE) or half-time (.5FTE) position with the expectation of becoming full time within 1 year. Work hours are somewhat flexible. We will consider both fully in-person (Ithaca Campus) and hybrid (partially remote with required in-person hours) work situations.
Associate's degree and 2 to 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination in business, communications, administrative science, or other related fields.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate across levels
Proficiency with computers, including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)
Affinity for building and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external clients.
Proven customer service with an ability to seek understanding to resolve issues as they arise.
Excellent self-management practices to successfully organize competing priorities to meet deadlines.
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion.
Strong attention to accuracy, and an ability to create and maintain detailed records.
Ability to work independently, take ownership of projects, show sound judgement, and be a resourceful problem-solver
Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Proficiency with Adobe products such as Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Proficiency in video content creation
Experience with website maintenance and development
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Experience creating basic Qualtrics surveys and downloading/managing data
Ability to provide occasional evening/weekend class and program support
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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