The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to improve lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments. Faculty, students, and staff explore the human dimensions of social and natural sciences, design, nutrition and health, public policy, society, family, community, and other realms-all in pursuit of knowledge to make the world a better place. Using Cornell's far-reaching extension network and the college's translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.
The Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) has an immediate opening for an administrative assistant to perform a broad array of tasks related to communicating PAM goals and activities using a variety of media. As a critical member of the administrative staff team, this individual will proactively support the department in furthering its academic mission. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
Creating and maintaining the department web pages and social media presence
Administer PAM Seminar Series, general 24 speakers an academic year; coordinate all logistics
Provide high level administrative support for faculty and their teaching, research and extension activities
Administer Koen/Horowitz Lecture, an annual event with approximately 600 in attendance. Work closely with students and involved faculty, providing cohesive planning and execution.
For more information on PAM, go to: https://www.human.cornell.edu/pam.
Staff in this department have individual areas of expertise, but contribute collaboratively to the team as a whole to ensure the best support possible for our faculty and programs. Our ideal candidate will be curious and engaged in gathering information, highly organized, and have website and social media content writing/editing and design abilities.
This is a great opportunity for someone who has an eye for design and visual presentation, and who wants to be a member of a highly functioning team.
Associate's degree with at least four years of administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills; experience working with diverse stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and handle ongoing activities with minimal supervision while using sound judgment and paying close attention to details. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, adapt to and make recommendations for change/improvements as they relate to position responsibilities. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new tools and systems. Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload. Demonstrated positive work ethic and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment while managing frequent interruptions. Must exhibit good judgment and handle confidential material with discretion and professionalism.
Experience with databases, survey tools, and content management systems helpful. Experience with graphics creation and document design.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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