Director of Administration
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's College of Engineering (COE) 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. It is a global leader in research, teaching, and advancing diversity in the field. COE 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 has over 46,600 living alumni around the globe. COE is 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 School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell is consistently placed among a handful of leading Operations Research programs worldwide. Cornell's ORIE is a rigorous program with approximately 210 undergraduates, 100 Master of Engineering students, and 55 Ph.D. students. ORIE focuses on fundamental principles and methods but also uses contextual learning and design experiences to integrate the science with engineering. Our educational approach emphasizes a broad mastery of core disciplinary areas including methods of optimization, applied probability modeling and data science, manufacturing systems design and operation, and systems analysis and methodology. Application areas include the sharing economy in online market design, transportation, in e-Logistics and healthcare and a host of other settings. ORIE currently has 31 faculty (24 tenure track) faculty split between the Ithaca campus, Cornell Tech and Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan.
What you will do:
Direct financial, administrative and facilities management functions on behalf of ORIE and the Department Faculty Director, with a dotted reporting line to the Associate Dean of Administration for the College of Engineering. Advise and assist the Faculty Director and department on financial, human resource, facilities and operational challenges. Provide direct oversight to 4 or more full-time staff members. Collaborate with and advise the Faculty Director on development and implementation of management strategies for short- & long-range fiscal, operational, facilities and human resource challenges. Serve as a member of the college administrative leaders group, with responsibilities to include setting direction for and leading college-wide administrative initiatives, identification and dissemination of best practices, representation of the college on university projects/committees, and identification and implementations of strategic administration directions. Participate in continuous learning and specialized training in key Administrative Director functional areas to enhance professional knowledge and skill.
Work in partnership with the College Human Resources, Business Service Center, Facilities, and IT staff to ensure that ORIE's operational needs are met, are structured to meet departmental needs, and that compliance issues are addressed.
Function as financial officer of department, establishing and monitoring annual budget, developing financial projections and strategies, and interpreting gift agreements and grant proposals.
Establish and implement departmental operational standards and
Provide leadership in facilities and infrastructure management and work with various constituencies to implement facility maintenance plans and carry them out. Partner with College Facilities Director on renovation and construction projects.
Based on broad knowledge of department's goals and programs, develop and maintain procedures and practices that are in keeping with COE and university policies and best practices.
Serve as primary liaison to college and university financial, facilities, administrative, and human resource management units.
Promote an environment of effective teamwork by building functional relationships between multiple staff members.
Maintain a positive and cohesive departmental culture with a focus on promoting diversity, inclusion and strong sense of belonging. Play a leadership role for Belonging at Cornell activities within ORIE and across the college.
High visibility position with high level of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality.
This position is full-time and is located in Ithaca, New York. This position's primary work location will be on-campus with occasional ability for remote work.
What We Need:
Bachelor's degree in field related to business management or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
At least five years' experience and proven success in human resource management, facilities management , strategic planning, information technology management, and financial management and planning.
Experience organizing and managing a large group of employees who efficiently and effectively deliver a broad range of services to multiple groups of customers.
Ability to analyze issues, develop solutions, and implement actions independently and in a timely manner.
Ability to work well under pressure required.
Courteous customer service orientation required, including ability to assess service levels from team and ensure served populations are effectively supported.
Proven effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to negotiate and advocate effectively and tactfully.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a wide variety of responsibilities.
Ability to develop effective working relationships, exercise effective leadership skills, and function effectively as a team member and facilitator.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce, including faculty, staff, and students.
Decision support system development and analytical skills required.
Thorough familiarity with spreadsheet software.
Ability to conceptualize and oversee design of databases and data collection methods, analysis and presentation to meet business reporting and decision-making needs required.
Grant and contract management experience desirable.
Experience with capital planning, facilities and operational safety compliance, information technology management and facilities.
Experience with flat file and relational database systems desirable.
Effective financial management, budget preparation, and fiscal operations management in higher education or the public sector is preferred.
Rewards and Benefits:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
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.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Administrator V
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Teather Maricle
Number of Openings:1
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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.2021-07-16-07:00