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The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) currently sits within the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) at Cornell University. The Vice Provost's office (https://global.cornell.edu) provides strategic leadership for global engagement and internationalization at Cornell University. The vice provost oversees and manages Cornell's global partnerships and supports and facilitates global activities for colleges, faculty, staff, and students. Within the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA)--located on Long Island, with a strong link to a faculty director and advisory board on the Ithaca campus--provides opportunities for Cornell faculty and students to interact with national and world leaders and policy analysts on contemporary issues. During academic year 2021-2022 the Institute will be moving into the new School of Public Policy at Cornell University.
The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University is the only academically based institute of politics and global affairs located in the New York metropolitan area. The institute hosts world-class programs--in New York City, Ithaca, Washington, and international locales--with leaders from the United States and abroad. These programs provide opportunities for enriched understanding of political content in our contemporary societies. Successful applicants will thrive in a fast-paced work environment and be excellent team-oriented communicators. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
What You Will Do
The Senior Associate Director, under minimal supervision and reporting to the Director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs collaborates with the Director on the strategic vision and ensures the vision and goals are met for the IOPGA. He/she also collaborates closely with the faculty director, faculty fellows, staff, and students on the Ithaca campus, maintaining strong cohesion and collaboration across both Institute locations. Oversees and implements all strategies to advance the institute's mission. Partnering with the director and in compliance with applicable University policies, the administrator is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of the institute's administrative, academic, facilities, financial, IT, and HR activities. Serves as a liaison between the IOPGA and various University academic departments (Government, Policy Analysis and Management, CIPA) and administrative units (i.e. Facilities, Finance, IT, HR, etc.), as well as the main press contact for the institute and the director. The Senior Associate Director needs to maintain responsiveness to the Director and press outside of normal business hours.
The Senior Associate Director advises the Director on matters relating to external relations, corporate affairs, government relations, partnerships and institute governance. Serves as a liaison to external companies and foundations, representing the director where necessary. Develops and maintain relationships with elected officials, bookers, and all donors and funders to the IOPGA. Develops strategic initiatives and implements ideas for academic programming. Oversees fundraising and grantmaking activities. Serves as administrative liaison with numerous units across campus.
Convenes and moderates Institute programs with world leaders, government officials, journalists and funders. In close consultation with the Director and appropriate Cornell units, organizes content and programs to raise the University's visibility and impact in Congress and the Administration. Serves as liaison to University Relations.
Supervises non-academic staff.
Will need to work irregular hours and travel to the Ithaca campus on occasion.
You Will Need
Bachelor's degree with five or more years of administrative and supervisory experience
Experience with business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with world leaders, government officials, corporate executives, foundation directors, academic leaders, faculty, staff, and donors.
Excellent oral and written skills with ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with sensitivity to cultural differences, to establish trust, and to interact diplomatically.
Demonstrated sophisticated judgment, decision-making, reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Proven ability to manage efficiently multiple, complex activities, and deadlines simultaneously.
Eight or more years of experience in a leadership/ managerial role.
Experience with press/established relationship with bookers
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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