Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
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.
What you will do:
Work independently to provide high-level, front-line comprehensive event coordination and project, administrative, and account support, to Career Services, Public Services, and Clerkships at Cornell Law School. Duties include the following:
Plan and execute events and programming, both in-person and virtual.
Work with student-led Moot Court Board to coordinate three annual internal moot court competitions and student participation in external moot court competitions. Lead regular meetings with the Board.
Work with student-led Public Interest Law Union to coordinate annual Cabaret fundraiser to support Public Interest Fellowship program.
Use Asana (project management software) to administer events and staffing.
Negotiate contracts with outside vendors, develop and distribute marketing materials for events.
Process recommendation letters, maintain data, generate reports, and post job openings.
Document and monitor budget accounts and expenditures. Present budget spreadsheets to department head and staff.
Provide website maintenance, and build and upload content for website.
Coordinate other large projects, as assigned by career advising deans.
What we need:
Associates Degree and 2-4 years of experience, or equivalent.
Ability to work successfully under pressure in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting, handling multiple tasks with differing deadlines, and to prioritize work on projects happening simultaneously.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with organizational, planning, time management, and interpersonal skills.
Strong service orientation, commitment to collaboration and innovation, and attention to detail.
Ability to interact well with diverse populations.
Must be able to handle high-volumes of work during peak periods, and resolve problems using sound judgment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, and electronic communications.
We'd prefer a Bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience, or equivalent. Proficiency in word processing, website maintenance, and event coordination. Experience with Asana, WordPress, and procurement and accounting systems. Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changingpriorities.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume .
No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is provided for this position.
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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