Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution, is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division's Corporate and Foundation Relations team, in the appealing city of Ithaca, NY.
The Office of University Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) builds relationships that maximize corporate and foundation philanthropy to Cornell University. The Administrative Assistant for University Corporate and Foundation Relations will be part of an intellectually curious, high-performing, energetic team.
Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Provide critical assistance to three staff members: The Director, the Associate Director, and the Assistant Director
Data entry and retrieval
Scheduling/calendar management for the Director and Associate Director
Travel arrangements for the Director and Associate Director
Limited event assistance including invitations, guest list creation, event logistics, nametags, etc.
High School diploma and 2-4 years of relevant work experience.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with the ability to develop advanced skills in these applications.
Ability to learn AAD tools such as PeopleSoft, OBIEE, Tableau, and Salesforce.
Position requires a self-motivated, resourceful, and reliable person capable of working in a dynamic environment as part of an energetic, supportive, and intellectually curious team and able to perform many job-related duties unassisted after initial training.
Strong communication skills - both written and verbal - are essential.
Flexibility, good judgment, integrity, sense of humor, and the ability to reply respond to internal and external inquiries are essential.
Associate's degree and experience working in an academic or research environment are beneficial.
Interest or experience working in fundraising and/or grants administration is helpful.
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst III
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