Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
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The Executive Assistant to the Dean will demonstrate initiative, independent decision-making and a high level of professionalism and confidentiality while providing executive-level support to the Dean. This position will provide day-to-day management of the Dean's activities, coordinate multiple complex projects on behalf of the Dean's office, and facilitate essential communication between key internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant will manage complex meetings, schedules, and travel arrangements ensuring that the Dean's activities and obligations are carried out smoothly. Further, they will assist in developing reports, presentations, and correspondence for both internal and external audiences.
The Executive Assistant to the Dean will serve as the Dean's chief liaison and representative of the SC Johnson Cornell College of Business to the business community, alumni, students, and other members of the Cornell community. They will communicate with prospective and major donors, key alumni, CEOs, and friends of the three Schools & Cornell to provide information, respond to requests, and assist with sensitive issues. This role will be expected to exhibit exceptional customer service skills as they represent the Dean's Office in a consistently positive, professional manner.
Further, the Executive Assistant is tasked in serving as a mentor and informal leader for the other Dean's Assistants within the College. In this capacity, they will help to address staffing/coverage issues, ensure delivery of key communications, and foster a team environment across this peer group.
Associate's degree or technical/vocational school degree and 5-7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Strong analytical skills (spreadsheets e.g.) and research skills (finding references, background information) are necessary.
Proven commitment to providing exemplary customer service.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and tactfully, even when under pressure or stress.
Proven ability to work independently, take initiative, and work in a fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and diplomatically resolve issues.
Knowledge of scheduling international travel and calls along with a sensitivity to cultural differences is a must.
High level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Familiarity with academic policies and procedures a plus.
Additional executive level support experience strongly preferred.
If interested in applying we highly encourage you to include a cover letter in your application so we can better understand your interest in the position and qualifications. No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.
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