Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
What you will do:
Serve as an administrative assistant for Cornell Law School's Clinical Programs, working independently to provide high level support to Clinical faculty, students, and clients.
Perform a wide variety of complex administrative and financial duties, including course preparation, answering inquiries and providing referrals, monitoring and reconciling accounts, processing invoices and purchase orders, and organizing various events.
Coordinate travel arrangements for faculty, students, and visitors, and process reimbursements.
Act as a liaison between faculty, staff, students, the University and external entities.
Interact with the public and clients on highly sensitive matters, facilitating a good rapport.
What we need:
Associate's degree and 4-6 years of experience or equivalent.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with organizational, planning, time management, interpersonal skills.
Strong service orientation and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse range of constituents while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality with tact and discretion.
Ability to take initiative and work successfully under pressure in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting, handling multiple tasks with differing deadlines, and to prioritize work on projects happening simultaneously.
Resolve problems, using sound judgment.
Must be able to handle high-volumes of work during peak periods.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, presentation, and electronic communications.
Ability to learn new software as required.
We prefer a Bachelor's degree. Notary Public certification. Experience with Cornell procurement and accounting systems, Common Spot, and Blackboard/Canvas.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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