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:
Provide administrative support for both the Assistant Dean and the Associate Director of Graduate Legal Studies (GLS).
Assist in the marketing and application processing for all GLS degree programs.
Work on application development, respond to GLS applicant requests/status updates and maintain active correspondence.
Coordinate and process all applications, support the evaluation process, and generate decision letters.
Maintain GLS files, provide reception support, and interface with multiple constituents including applicants, alumni, faculty, administration, current and prospective students.
Develop office procedures for managing electronic files and provide event support.
Oversee GLS accounting functions including the processing of invoices and matriculation deposits.
Assist with travel coordination and recruitment activities for the Assistant Dean.
What we need:
Associate's or technical/ vocational school degree and 1-2 years of experience in admissions or equivalent.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to process and track over 1,200 applications annually.
Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate with all GLS constituents, especially prospective and admitted applicants.
Globally minded self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, juggle changing priorities, and handle highly confidential information.
We'd prefer a Bachelor's degree. Prior knowledge of admissions and financial aid policies and procedures. Experience with Cornell systems and content management system databases. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PeopleSoft, KFS, and ACES.
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
Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship are not available with this position.
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Student Services Asst IV
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