The Center for Alkaline Based Energy Solutions (CABES) was founded to help usher in a highly efficient alkaline-based energy technology society through improved understanding of the nature, structure, and dynamics of energy conversion in an alkaline environment.
Through an integrated, multi-disciplinary, and multi-institutional research approach, CABES will advance the field of knowledge in these areas, and help make successful transition of that knowledge to projects aiming at developing technology based upon it.
The US DOE funded Center for Alkaline Based Energy Solutions (CABES) seeks a full-time Administrative Manager to provide a full array of support and management functions assisting daily center operations in the areas of; administrative, budgeting, reporting, event coordination, communications, public relations, alumni and researcher relations. CABES annual budget, including our primary sponsor, secondary sponsor, and industry sources is estimated at $4M annually.
The Administrative Manager serves as the primary point of contact for current researchers, including students, postdoctoral associates, faculty, and administrators, across five Cornell departments spanning two colleges. The position is responsible for managing CABES daily operations, reaching out to the Executive Director, faculty Director, and Thrust Leaders, for assistance when needed.
Center Operations include:
communicating and collaborating with 20+ faculty-level researchers and their staff within Cornell and partner institutions;
interfacing with multiple Cornell departments and colleges to maintain visibility and continuity of funded appointments for CABES researchers;
working with the Executive Director to support information and data gathering and presentation for reporting to sponsors, internal strategic planning, and advisory board reviews;
interfacing with central financial support in the Office of Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) regarding account maintenance, monitoring and budgeting;
updating the center website with timely reports of new research highlights, changes to affiliated researchers listings, photos, coordinating biannual external events and biweekly internal seminars and research meetings.
The manager has a dotted-line report to the CABES faculty Director and is responsible for supporting the CABES Director in meeting the expectations of the Research Division's mission and expectations for advancing research and providing exceptional service, while appropriately upholding Cornell policies and principles and meeting external regulatory requirements.
Bachelor's degree and at least 3-5 years of administrative experience or equivalent combination. Demonstrated ability in budget and financial analysis and reporting; multi-investigator grant management, and business and strategic planning. Ability to work independently with initiative and self-motivation. Must excel in effectively handling multiple priorities, using good judgement and tact, problem solving, stewarding institutional resources, and communicating using a variety of mediums. Ability to build effective working relationships across organizational boundaries. A track record of strengths in cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness, attention to detail, and professionalism in interactions.
5+ years relevant administrative experience preferred.
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