The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is home to almost 800 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty dedicated to the study of the art and science of the built environment, and about 60 staff members. A small and vital college in one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands both expertise in a specific discipline and wide knowledge in the liberal arts.
Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for Cornell AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and in what was traditionally known as lower Manhattan's financial district area in New York City. The departments offer additional extensive opportunities for international study across the globe. In Ithaca, the college spans five buildings, including Milstein Hall, historic Sibley Hall, an 8,000-square-foot digital and analog shop facility and the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall, Tjaden Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building.
Provide broad-based administrative support and project assistance to the Department of Architecture. Serve as first line of contact and receptionist for the office - provide telephone coverage and receive visitors, respond to routine inquiries and provide direction and assistance to individuals as needed. Under general direction, prepare various correspondence, reports and presentations. Provide support for events and field trips (domestic and international) as needed and coordinate logistics for faculty and visitors. Assist in maintaining Architecture office files, records, databases, website content and mailing lists. Provide coordination and support for the operational and maintenance needs of the office. Work cooperatively with and, as necessary, as back up to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Graduate and Special Programs Coordinator and the Assistant to the Chair/Communications Coordinator. This position will involve contact and interaction with on-campus and off-campus constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, prospective students/parents, administrators, alumni, visitors, and vendors.
Formal training beyond a H.S. diploma of 6 months to 1 year with 2-4 years related administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to interact with individuals at many different levels and diverse backgrounds in a professional, diplomatic, and courteous manner, providing exceptional customer service. Excellent and proven organizational, planning, time management and interpersonal skills. High level of oral and written communication skills essential, including ability to compose and format e-mail and other correspondence in a clear and concise manner. Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion. Good judgment and diplomacy. Must exhibit flexibility, initiative and follow-through on work issues and activities as well as the ability to work cooperatively with others. High level of proficiency with computer programs such as Word, Excel, presentation preparation, calendar management and electronic communication.
Candidate with an education, interest and experience in architecture, the arts and/or other design fields.
Physical Requirements:Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
This position has no relocation and no visa sponsorship assistance.
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