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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology comprises an interactive faculty engaged in research in infectious disease and the host immune response. We study a range of pathogens, primarily viruses, bacteria and parasites, and other insults such as toxins. Our immunology interests include innate and adaptive responses to pathogenic agents, immune regulation, vaccine development, and host damage due to inflammation and autoimmunity. Our faculty members are associated with many graduate fields.
We seek an Student Services Assistant who will provide a variety of complex administrative support for the teaching, research, academic and non-academic professionals, technical, and administrative staff within the department, who excels in an environment that is highly interactive with many disruptions during the work day, is adaptable to many different personalities, is flexible and willing to get involved in a wide variety of projects, is motivated in learning and applying new skills, especially related to computer software, is able to work independently and can anticipate the needs of faculty.
Providing a wide variety of complex support for the teaching, research and academic aspects in the department. This will include activities in teaching foundation courses IV and Veterinary Parasitology; prepare course handout materials, grade reports and evaluation of exam statistics, in addition to supporting BlockIV and Veterinary Parasitology course leaders.
Oversee and administer daily activities in the learning management system (Canvas) and be an informational resource for department faculty as related to the Foundation courses.
Provide administrative support for academic and non-academic professionals within the department. Individual should excel in an environment that is highly interactive with many disruptions during the work day, is adaptable to many different personalities, is flexible and willing to get involved in a wide variety of projects, is motivated in learning and applying new skills, especially related to computer software, is able to work independently and can anticipate the needs of faculty.
Serve as Backup and work in collaboration with Department Chair's Administrative Assistant to have cohesive support for all members of the Microbiology and Immunology Community.
Preference will be given to individuals who demonstrate the ability to increase efficiencies, constantly search for ways to improve processes and add to an enthusiastic and positive environment. Establish and maintain a welcoming environment for all individuals offering proactive customer service and at all times remaining a professional.
Associates degree with at least four years of relevant experience in an academic setting, formal training beyond a high school diploma with at least six years of administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency/excellence in using a variety of computer programs and demonstrated ability to utilize an array of software programs including publication software. Excellent communication skills, superior written, verbal and interpersonal skills; excellent planning, coordination/organizational skills. Ability to work independently and respond quickly and effectively do multiple assignments/priorities. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong organizational and time-management skills essential. Proficient use of PC computers, knowledge of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, InDesign, RefWorks, EndNote and various web browsers; word processing, editing, charts, graphs, exams, calendars and instructional material for teaching.
Proficiency in publication software OneNote, Outlook, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, InDesign,and various web browsers; word processing, editing, charts, graphs, calendars and instructional material for teaching are a plus.Cornell experience in an academic department.
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