Under the very general supervision of the Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), the Program Manager assists with strategies to advance the institute's mission of promoting research and teaching on Europe. Working with the director, in consultation with the Executive Director of the Einaudi Center and in compliance with applicable Einaudi Center/University policies, the administrator is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of the institute's administrative, academic, financial and HR activities. As requested by the director, or Einaudi Center leadership, the administrator will serve as a liaison with numerous units across campus and may represent the program/Center on campus committees and at national meetings.
Serves as administrative liaison with numerous units across campus. Provides administrative support for the program's public relations and development activities. Work with the Program director and relevant faculty committees organizing grant-writing and organizing fellowship competitions. Assist faculty in coordinating administrative aspects of program events and community, regional, and national outreach. Supervise non-academic staff. Oversee the update and production of program promotion literature. Oversee the design and maintenance of information technologies (website, databases, list serve).
Supervise and manage one administrative assistant and student workers.
Bachelor's degree with 3 - 5 years related academic, supervisory and/or administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, and ability to cultivate and maintain an effective work environment. Experience with grant writing, grant and contract management, financial management, endowed accounting, event planning, public relations and outreach at university, local, state, and national levels. Good working knowledge of office technology, including word processing, (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook), and database management needed.
A proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple areas, events and deadlines are necessary. Skills and experience in intercultural communication desirable. Must have a desire and interest to work with faculty and students on teaching, research and intellectual collaborations focused on Europe.
Master's and experience with international studies and/or intercultural communication, and also familiarity with European culture and facility with a European language desirable (but not required). Experience with academic advising.
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