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Senior Project Coordinator - Student & Campus Life Facilities

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Facilities Management
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

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.

As a part of the SCL Office of the Vice President's unit, the SCL Facilities team supports the student campus experience, by ensuring safe, clean, and operational spaces for students to live eat, recreate, connect, and engage with each other. With this mission in mind, the team is focused on helping our customers and end-users navigate critical decisions regarding the use and maintenance of their space. They do this through analyzing risks and associated costs, exploring additional services that add value, considering safety and security factors, and ensuring business continuity. Members of this group are passionate about helping customers, think critically about how small decisions can have large impacts, and have a knack for integrating people and physical places. This team is literally the "foundation" upon which the student experience here at Cornell is built.

As part of the Student & Campus Life Facilities Administration team, the Senior Project Coordinator, provides essential support for planning and executing that allow Student & Campus Life spaces to support campus programs and serves as a resource for facilities problem-solving and future planning. This role will have independent management of the design and construction administration for project budgets up to $500K and will pro-actively manage projects to best anticipate issues that minimize impacts on scope, quality, budget, schedule, or campus departments directly. Utilizing a working knowledge of project management, and collaborating with complex and diverse project teams, this role will interpret existing policies/procedures and enhance efficiency or adapt the project execution to individual project circumstances.

A successful Senior Project Coordinator will:

  • Communicate with, and gain confidence of, all levels of the campus community and project stakeholders using excellent interpersonal skills that develop and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.

  • Remain flexible and utilize creative but sound judgement to accurately analyze situations, evaluate risks and reach desired outcomes.

  • Demonstrate a thoughtful, detail-oriented approach that encompasses strong organizational and prioritization skills to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects or activities and ensure each are driven to a successful conclusion.

  • Possess and exhibit strong project management knowledge and a desire to continually learn new skills and technical functions to support solid decision making and critical thinking skills

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree in business, construction, maintenance or related field and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in project coordination and/or construction management and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be able to read and interpret project design drawings and specifications and have an in-depth understanding of construction terminology.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to accurately record, communicate and disseminate information in a timely manner.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, working knowledge of Autodesk software, and MS Project is required. Ability to gain working knowledge of proprietary project management software (eBuilder), for all Cornell University project-related activities.

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional education or experience is preferred, specifically encompassing one or more of the following areas:

  • Project Planning & Development

  • Procurement and Contract Management

  • Design Management, Construction Management

  • Project Closeout

  • General experience working in construction, architectural, engineering, and/or project management fields.

Other items not required but a plus include;

  • Familiarity with project/contract documentation, submittal processes and/or construction industry administrative processes.

  • Proficiency with electronic project scheduling software.

  • Working knowledge of NYS Building Codes, ADA, other building industry regulations and standards.

  • A valid OSHA-10 card and other construction safety requirements

  • CMAA Construction Manager Certification or Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

University Job Title:

Facilities Coord Projects II



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Susie Jackson

Number of Openings:


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