Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
As part of SCL, the West Campus House System offers a living and learning experience for sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Cornell University and is charged with bringing students and faculty together in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship. Each House in the West Campus House System is overseen by a House Professor-Dean, a tenured faculty member who guides and directs the House's educational program, and a House Assistant Dean, a student affairs professional who directs the multiple functions of the House and shares responsibility with the House Professor-Dean for the realization of House's educational mission.
The Administrative Coordinator for Alice Cook House will have direct impact on student development by serving as a resource and role model for house office student staff and residents of Cook House. The coordinator will ensure that all administrative processes for the House are completed in an efficient and timely manner in support of residents, faculty, and staff. The coordinator will have shared responsibility for carrying out annual initiatives that have impact on all five Houses in the West Campus House System.
A successful Administrative Coordinator will:
Master all House administrative and organizational responsibilities of the role and take initiative to improve the House operations and community.
Cultivate a welcoming, understanding, and inclusive environment for a large, diverse community of students, guests, and campus partners though actions, words, and self-presentation.
Build upon previous experience to develop skills and expertise in the supervision, development, and management of student staff.
Consistently set good examples of professional discretion, confidentiality, diplomacy, independent judgment, and decision-making.
Continue to seek opportunities for growth and be able to utilize acquired skills quickly.
Associate Degree or 2 years of related college coursework and at least 4 years' experience in business management, customer service, event planning or related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, problem solving, multitasking, time management, and organizational skills.
Ability to exercise discretion, resolve problems using sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and MS Outlook.
Additional education, including a Bachelor's degree, or experience in a relevant field including supervisory experience and/or familiarity in a higher education environment.
Experience with applications including Workday (HRIS) and StarRez (Cornell's residential management tool)
Experience working with budgets including knowledge of Cornell procurement and accounting systems
Experience with graphic design and graphic design software (specifically InDesign), operating and troubleshooting AV equipment as well as familiarity with basic web page maintenance including strong internet skills for information gathering and program support.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Administrative Asst IV
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