The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs has an immediate opening for an administrative assistant to support admissions and student services.
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.
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) trains future leaders in the field of public affairs to address the world's most complex public policy challenges with an interdisciplinary, residential Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and an online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree program.
What You Will Do
In this role, you will draw on your strong administrative and customer service skills to support graduate admissions and student services. You will ensure a positive applicant and student experience, working closely with College and CIPA leaders to:
Develop and enter class schedules, room and classroom assignments and exam schedules
Interact directly with applicants and assist with updating and tracking applications and application documents
Update and distribute CIPA course guide, program handbook, and maintain Courses of Study catalog.
Administer online faculty and TA course evaluations
Facilitate the faculty and student disability accommodation process
Coordinate candidate visits to campus
Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 13 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information on contract college benefits, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_cc.pdf
Qualifications and Attributes
Our ideal candidate will have an associate's degree and at least 4 years of experience. In addition to strong interpersonal and customer service skills, confidentiality and sound judgment will be required. The coordination of multiple tasks involves a high attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to juggle multiple priorities.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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