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.
Are you passionate about social justice, equity, inclusion, and removing barriers to access to higher education? Join our team of like-minded professionals who are committed to making Cornell a place where graduate students and postdocs from all backgrounds can find success and a sense of belonging
The OISE team leads initiatives and supports policies focused on advancing diversity and inclusion, addressing inequities, supporting social justice, and promoting systemic change within the academy. In collaboration with partners within and beyond the Graduate School, OISE prioritizes developing and sustaining more inclusive, equitable, just, and welcoming environments for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, but especially for those from backgrounds historically excluded from and underrepresented in the academy.
OISE is part of the Graduate School's Pathways to Success framework supporting graduate student and postdoctoral scholar success through recruitment, diversity fellowships, mentoring, professional, leadership, and community development programming, and ongoing support. In collaboration with other partners within and external to the Graduate School, OISE supports graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their "Pathways to Success" by providing and promoting programming organized into the following thematic focus areas: Navigate Academia, Build Your Skills, Create Your Plan, and Prepare for Your Career. "Pathways to Success" events and programs address key areas for personal and professional development, including balance and resilience, communications, community building and networking, ethics and integrity, leadership and management, teaching and mentoring, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement, serve as the Program Coordinator for the Graduate School and the Assistant for the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE). Within OISE, provide comprehensive administrative and programming support to the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement, serve as the front office manager, and contribute to all OISE-led/co-led initiatives. The Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant also provides advanced support to the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement in the development of databases, reports, presentations, correspondence, and the organization and analysis of data. Additionally, the Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant provides event and program support, and foundational administrative support (assistance with travel arrangements, reimbursements, purchasing, reception, etc.) to the Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, Senior Director of Recruitment, and Director of Postdoctoral Studies. The Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant serves as a point person and liaison to facilitate communication and collaboration among multiple units and constituents involved in delivering programs that support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and ensures the Graduate School and OISE are consistently represented in a positive, professional manner.
The Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant must have experience and/or a demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. Demonstrating initiative, independent decision-making, a high level of professionalism, and confidentiality, the Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant provides event management and support for graduate student and postdoctoral scholar events in the portfolios of OISE, Recruitment, Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, and the Director of Postdoctoral Studies. In coordination with other administrative staff, the Program Coordinator and OISE Assistant provides general backup administrative support as needed related to the responsibilities of the Executive Assistant to the Dean, and Professional Development Program Coordinator and Graduate School Assistant (e.g., emergency office coverage, back-up for Graduate School staff event management).
The successful candidate must have outstanding customer service skills and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that serves a diverse array of domestic and international constituent groups including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff, and external partners. The successful candidate must also be able to work with a high degree of accuracy and handle confidential material per university policies and FERPA regulations. This position requires occasional evening and weekend availability to support Graduate School programs, events, and initiatives.
Strong commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and busy environment
Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
Positively interact with all levels of staff, faculty, students, and other constituents from diverse communities
Work collaboratively as well as independently
General knowledge about Graduate Education
Maintain confidentiality and handle highly sensitive information appropriately
Associate's degree with 4-6 years of relevant administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience with assisting programs, event planning and reporting.
Proven ability to effectively manage a high volume of work promptly, and accurately determine priorities
Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
Experience planning and implementing complex events and programs
Keen attention to detail demonstrated through previous work experience
Demonstrated fluency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Zoom
Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience working with or in support of graduate and professional students
Experience and competency using Qualtrics, Canvas, CollegeNet, PeopleSoft, WebFin2 (and/or comparable software and data and financial management systems)
Experience contributing to and/or managing website content
Experience contributing to and/or managing social media accounts for professional purposes
Academic and/or applied background in higher education, student development, business, and/or other related disciplines
Valid driver's license
WHAT WE OFFER:
Cornell offers a competitive salary, great benefits that include educational benefits, access to many wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 University paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day), and excellent retirement contributions.
This position is located on the Ithaca, NY campus. At this time, Cornell anticipates a full in-person fall 2021 semester and the successful candidate will be expected to work on campus by that time.
Please include a resume and cover letter; both should be uploaded in the resume section on the application.
This position does not offer Visa sponsorship.
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