The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The CALS School of Integrative of Plant Science (SIPS) is composed of five sections: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil & Crop Sciences. Combined there are 100+ faculty, 200+graduate students in five fields, and 500+ other employees located in facilities in Ithaca, Geneva, and other satellite locations across the New York State. The school offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate major in Plant Science and offers graduate studies in five distinct fields. The school is home to the Agricultural Sciences major and school faculty contribute to the Biology, International Agriculture and Rural Development, and Viticulture and Enology majors.
This position is the Graduate Field Coordinator (GFC) for both the Graduate Field of Horticulture and the Graduate Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. In conjunction with the DGSs, advise and counsel graduate students regarding Field requirements and use problem solving skills to assist students. Exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality, present a service orientation while projecting a positive and professional image. A high degree of responsibility for confidential student material. This position collaborates and serves on a team with the other GFCs within SIPS.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coordinate administrative activity for the Fields for approximately 90 active students (total in both programs).
Acting as advocate and liaison between graduate students and the Graduate School, Bursar's Office, and International Students and Scholars (ISSO) for both Fields.
Provide support to the Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) and support the admission and recruitment cycles of both fields.
Serve as contact for prospective students.
Create, maintain, and manage graduate student record systems and extract data in support of field, school, college, and university reporting as needed.
Coordinate field-specific graduate events, such as twice-annual Graduate Review Day.
Work collaboratively with other school GFCs to coordinate orientation & retreats.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Associates Degree and 2 -4 years of relevant work experience.
Must be responsive, organized and able to balance competing priorities.
Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and integrity.
Shows respect, compassion and empathy for others, even in difficult situations.
Ability to communicate timely, with tact and diplomacy, both written and verbally, with a wide-range of internal and external constituents.
Must be responsive, anticipate, and adapt to changing priorities and additional demands.
Must be flexible and receptive to change, new ideas and approaches.
Must be adaptable, modifying their preferred way of doing things when it benefits the whole.
As part of the larger team, strive to develop and implement and best practices.
Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team while fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure and use sound judgment in accomplishing tasks that are urgent.
Balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a wide range of choices.
Attention to detail required.
Bachelor's degree is preferred.
At least 2 years of experience in an administrative position.
Prior experience in academic setting helpful and/or supporting academic program activities.
Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
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