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Coordinator for Business Minors: SC Johnson College of Business

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Administrative Assistants
Our College:

Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the 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. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw-within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.

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.

Our Team:

The Student Services team serves as an essential nexus between our College's students and its faculty and staff. Together, the group is broadly responsible for creating the conditions to allow students to have a world-class academic, co-curricular, and community experience that meets their academic, professional, and personal goals.

This Position:

Reporting directly to the Faculty Director for the Business Minors Program and in close collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Student Services, the Business Minors Coordinator provides a broad range of administrative and student services support for the Business Minors program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the Faculty Directors in the administration and oversight of the eight minors in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business: 1) the Business Minor, 2) the Dyson Business Minor for Engineering (DBME), 3) the Dyson Business Minor for Life Sciences (DBMLS), 4) Entrepreneurship and Innovation 5) Food and Agriculture Management, 6) Applied Economics, 7) Environmental and Resource Economics, and 8) International Trade and Development.

The Business Minors Coordinator will execute student advising services such as answering questions about minor requirements and counseling students on the various courses and requirements. Other essential tasks include reviewing petitions, maintaining records, certifying student completion of the minor, and managing all communications including emails to students and updates to program materials online and in print as needed. Further, this role will coordinate events in support of the minor programs and provide key information to students enrolled in the program. This highly interactive position will even communicate and work with alumni as needed.

In addition, the Business Minors Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining policies, procedures, and regulations as to the requirements of each minor and must regularly work closely with undergraduate student services and the registrar offices as well as faculty members involved with the minors program. This position is also expected and encouraged to make recommendations for improvements to systems and processes that may improve the effectiveness of the minors program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant experience in higher education or a similar organization setting focusing on student programming, and/or advising, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work effectively with great attention to detail, excellent customer service skills, and professional communication skills.
  • Proficient in database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Sound judgement, creativity, and the ability to work well with individuals across departments and units across the University and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills are a must, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and concisely.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information appropriately.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively to set priorities, manage competing demands and to provide timely response to urgent issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.
  • 2-4 years of experience in student advising and or program coordination in higher education.
  • Experience using electronic student information management systems.
  • Experience marketing programs and events to a student, campus audience.
  • Experience working with faculty and advising faculty on program development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems such as PeopleSoft, Salesforce, financial/account systems.
  • Experience marketing programs and events to a student, campus audience.
  • Experience working with Adobe products (Creative Cloud, InDesign) and surveying tools.

Additional Information:

If interested in applying we highly encourage you to include a cover letter with your application to highlight your interest and experience for the position.

This position is full-time and is eligible for benefits. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: Cornell Benefits. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

University Job Title:

Student Svc Assoc I



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Leanna Caloras

Number of Openings:


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