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Initiative Coordinator, Smith Family Business Initiative (HYBRID)
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: 3-61206
Initiative Coordinator, Smith Family Business Initiative (HYBRID)
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 Department
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, and is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the greatest in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of the Smith Family Business Initiative, the Initiative Coordinator will:
Provide administrative, operational, and program assistance. This includes serving as the first point of contact for the Initiative, preparing materials and reports for various meetings, events, programs, and classes, tracking gifts and revenue the Initiative receives, and also participating in and summarizing key Initiative communications.
Coordinate and staff the Initiative's events, working with leadership on the development of an event agenda, schedule, and any additional support materials needed. This role will also need to actively promote events on our online and digital platforms. On-site support of initiative events and programs is required, and may require travel or occasional work outside of normal business hours.
Develop and distribute stakeholder communications, along with website and social media content in a timely manner, ensuring that content is relevant and current.
Maintain a robust communications and social media outreach schedule, securing news, events and articles relevant to family business and posting appropriate information on identified social media channels in accordance with marketing plan.
Serve as a primary point of contact for center activities, programs, courses and engagements.
Assist leadership in the development of the annual budget and provide input on the reforecasting process.
For full consideration, applicants should include a resume and cover letter in their application materials.
Associate's degree and two to four years of high-level administrative experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Exceptional customer service training and proven experience in event planning.
Must be a self-starter with the demonstrated propensity to work independently while having the prudence to discern when to ask questions and seek out additional information.
Excellent oral/written communication, organizational and time management techniques are essential.
Proven aptitude to prioritize multiple projects and work well with diverse constituents including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, vendors, and alumni.
Knowledge of how to read and comprehend policies, guidelines, protocols and ask appropriate questions when dealing with professional, and potentially confidential, scenarios.
Aptitude to learn software programs and comprehend data relationships using multiple sources.
Capable of creating reports both routine and ad hoc.
Fluency with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experirence with database software, and an aptitude to learn and incorporate new software quickly.
Needs to be comfortable with occasional ambiguity.
A positive and enthusiastic, outgoing nature is a must.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Previous experience at Cornell supporting an academic institute or research center a plus.
Experience with software including Salesforce, Cvent, Mailchimp, and WordPress ideal.
Rewards and Benefits
University Job Title:
Program Assistant I
Pay Rate Type:
$22.78 - $26.48
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.
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.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.
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