Location: Ithaca, New York
Program Coordinator Distance Learning - The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Fully Remote)
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.
Who We Are
Cornell Engineering has a long and storied history of distinction, creativity and impact. The departments of mechanic arts (now mechanical engineering) and civil engineering date to the University's founding. The College established the nation's first electrical engineering department in 1889 and awarded the nation's first doctorates in both electrical and industrial engineering. Its legacy continues to this day, as Cornell Engineering brings together the best minds from across disciplines to invent disruptive technologies and discover novel solutions to complex and challenging problems. The college is a global leader in research, teaching, and advancing diversity in the field. Cornell Engineering is also a key collaborator across the rich interdisciplinary landscape at Cornell University, playing a role in all of the university's Radical Collaborations to address society's most challenging problems. The college enrolls a diverse and talented student body that includes 3,200+ undergraduate students and 2100+ graduate students, and it has over 46,600 living alumni around the globe. Cornell Engineering is also home to a diverse, collaborative, talented and dedicated 200+ tenured and tenure-track faculty, plus research faculty and professors of practice who work each day to change the world. Faculty span 10 departments, schools and programs with a footprint in both Ithaca and New York City.
The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the largest academic units within the College of Engineering and is home to the mechanical engineering (ME) B.S. degree program, as well as graduate programs in the fields of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering (AE), and theoretical and applied mechanics (TAM). MAE's mission is to conduct visionary research in pursuit of the world's next great advances while providing a world-class education to tomorrow's leaders in mechanical and aerospace engineering. In the 2023-2024 academic year the Sibley School will be celebrating its 150th anniversary of the first degrees in Mechanical Engineering being conferred. Our legacy of leadership and innovation in mechanical and aerospace engineering is poised to enter a new chapter as we launch our first distance learning program in Aerospace Engineering to meet the educational needs of a rapidly evolving workforce.
What You Will Do
Important: This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on available funding and performance.
Under the general direction of the Director of the Master of Engineering Program and the Director of Administration, the Program Coordinator will amplify and deliver on our efforts to craft a distance learning program that is attractive to working professionals, delivers a high-quality educational experience, and implements the systems and processes that allow the program to scale effectively for years to come.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record of superior project management skills; be able to build relationships with industry partners, be a subject matter expert in Aerospace/Space engineering and have a track record of delivering programs on time and within budget. We need a proactive, resourceful, and collaborative individual who thrives on balancing implementation and long-term vision, and who can amplify existing energies to build a foundation for success.
* Exceptional leadership, vision, and level of support.
* Awesome opportunity to acquire extremely valuable skills and experience in the online learning field.
* Ability to generate long-lasting impact, while also enjoying ample visibility and potential for growth.
* Great opportunity to create something new in a very dynamic and exciting environment.
The successful candidate will:
* Establish and maintain corporate recruiting and project partnerships.
* Deliver presentations on DL program and arrange virtual and in-person info-sessions.
* Research, recommend, implement, and document programmatic policies, procedures, and best practices.
* Implement program-specific marketing and recruitment strategies in collaboration with DL team.
* Represent MAE, both on- and off- campus, in matters related to DL program development, implementation, and efficiency.
* Serve as primary program contact and advise prospective students on academic alignment, eligibility, and the application process.
* Recruit and train teaching assistants to be effective in DL environment.
* Monitor overall program health and recommend changes.
* Advise students on MEng projects and monitor overall program progress.
* Facilitate summer program component in collaboration with senior lecturers and staff.
* Collaborate with communication/marketing staff to develop marketing materials; maintain social media and website presence.
What We Need
* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or relevant STEM discipline, and 3 to 5 years of experience in program management/recruiting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience in the Space sector.
* Demonstrated experience working with diverse clients and leadership stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of projects/programs.
* Proven record of organizational competence, good judgment, communication, and problem-solving skills.
* Collaborative and responsive to managing multiple relationships and projects, adapting to new priorities, and being nimble and responsive as projects and needs change.
* A team player, with the ability to affect change from within systems: ability to build relationships and maintain trust, to assess and balance the needs of various stakeholders, and to identify and advocate for achievable solutions.
* Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
* Willingness to travel.
What We Prefer
* Master's degree in Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.
Rewards and Benefits
* This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The position will allow for the flexibility to work remotely at a location of employee's choosing within the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
* Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
* Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.
* Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.
* Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
Important Notes about Applying
* Please submit both a cover letter and a resume to be considered for this position.
* This position requires availability to travel.
* This is a two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on available funding and performance.
* Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
* There is no relocation assistance available for this position.
* There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
Coord Program II
Pay Rate Type:
$62,876.00 - $73,072.00
Remote Option Availability:
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.