Location: Ithaca, New York
Assistant Director, Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP)
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.
About the Pre-Collegeiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP)
The Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP) is a seven-week bridge program designed to help 200 students each summer prepare to excel and manage the challenges of the first year at Cornell. PSSP is a critical component of Cornell's outreach and inclusion mission. Scholars are identified by their colleges during the admissions process and include students admitted through special programs such as EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) or HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program). Scholars generally are enrolled in regular summer-session courses as well as enrichment courses. The program includes field trips, guest lectures, and a wide range of social and cultural activities. Tuition and fees, travel, textbooks and room and board charges for all those selected are covered by the program; health insurance and a stipend are provided for lower income students. The program is housed within Cornell's Learning Strategies Center, the central academic support unit for all undergraduates at Cornell University.
The PSSP Assistant Director will work closely with the Director and colleagues from across campus including all undergraduate colleges/schools, New York State Opportunities Programs, Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, Financial Aid, CU Health and Conference Services who all contribute to PSSP's planning and implementation. The PSSP Assistant Director is responsible for:
- Developing and coordinating all program events.
- Hiring, training and supervising summer student staff.
- Supporting ongoining PSSP scholar success.
- Coordinating post-program scholar monitoring system.
This is a full-time, three-year fixed term position with a possibility of renewal. This position is located in Ithaca, New York with the job being performed on campus.
What We Need
We are looking for a team member who is able to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and alumni and has knowledge of and can implement student development theory. Additionally, you will have:
- Bachelor's degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Administration, Social Sciences or related field and at least 3 years' experience or equivalent combination.
- Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with key university administrators in a complex campus structure.
- Experience working with underrepresented populations.
- Experience with creating and managing events in a large cross functional environment.
- A strong team orientation with excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills.
If you possess these experiences this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
- Master's degree in related area.
- Prior experience working in a larger decentralized campus environment.
- Ability to speak and communicate in multiple languages.
A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position. Both documents should be attached in the resume section of the application.
Rewards and Benefits
There is no Visa sponsorship available for this position. There is no relocation assistance available for this position.
University Job Title:
Coord Program II
Pay Rate Type:
$62,876.00 - $73,072.00
Remote Option Availability:
Number of Openings:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.