Location: Ithaca, New York
Program Assistant, Grand Challenges/CEMS-Dyson School
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.
Program Assistant, Grand Challenges/CEMS-Dyson School
About the Grand Challenges Program
About the Dyson CEMS Program
CEMS is a Master of International Management certificate delivered collaboratively by 33 business schools around the world. Cornell is the only US university that offers CEMS as an option with Dyson's MPS in Applied Economics and Management. One exciting component of CEMS is the opportunity for each Dyson CEMS student to study abroad at one of the other CEMS schools and for Dyson to welcome exchange students from each school. In addition to coursework, students participate in CEMS activities and workshops, corporate and CEMS alumni engagement opportunities, and diverse cultural experiences. Upon completion of the 3-semester program, students in MPS AEM with CEMS earn their MPS degree along with the CEMS certificate and are better prepared to work in international and culturally diverse environments.
The Grand Challenges Program and the Dyson CEMS Program is seeking a Program Assistant who will provide administrative support in a highly collaborative department. The Assistant will divide their time flexibly approximately 75% to Grand Challenges and 25% to the Dyson CEMS Program and other MPS program tasks, recognizing that each program's needs may fluctuate throughout the year. In this role, you will assist with:
- Relationship management of clients and alumni.
- Information exchange with clients and community partners for Grand Challenges senior team project courses.
- Coordinating campus visits by partner representatives and guest speakers.
- Monitoring, updating, and ensuring quality of Cornell Grand Challenges website and other marketing materials, working as necessary with MarCom functions within Cornell.
- Onboarding new faculty teaching project courses.
- Processing expenses and transactions to support student project teams.
- Tracking and data management in Smartsheet.
- Client and CEMS Alumni Relationship Management.
- Planning and tracking CEMS Skills Seminars.
- Creating weekly Student Newsletters.
- Assisting with planning annual meetings with School's Corporate Partners.
- Exchanging student arrival oversight.
- CEMS pre-arrival information to students each semester.
- Maintaining records in various Cornell databases (including student records, courses, grades).
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) Contract College position that is based in Ithaca, NY. This position will allow for the flexibility to work 1-2 days remotely, but preference is for the Program Assistant to work on-site 5 days/week. The option for a hybrid work schedule is subject to change at any time. Work hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, with occasional event support outside of normal working hours.
What We Need
We are looking for a collaborative team member who takes initiative, is fluid with technology, and passionate about lifelong learning and student success. Additionally, you will:
- Hold an Associate's degree.
- Have 2-4 years relevant work experience.
- Demonstrate commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
- Be experienced with incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color.
- Experience working with diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing programs.
- Be passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
- Have the aptitude to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds.
If you possess these experiences and skills this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:
- Familiarity with Smartsheet and Cornell systems (i.e. Accounting, P-Cards, Travel) desirable.
- Experience with conference/event planning.
- Experience with planning/organizing/coordinating outreach activities.
A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position.
Rewards and Benefits
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Program Assistant I
Pay Rate Type:
$22.78 - $26.48
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.