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Administrator III

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
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Assistant Director
Administrator III - Band F
Cornell Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society

The Cornell Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society is a newly created center focused on building a platform for strengthening the mechanisms already in place that foster collaborations and leadership in data science that leverages scholarship that spans across - Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College and the main campus in Ithaca, as well as the neighboring NYSEAS in Geneva. The Center will also enhance the targeted recruiting of leading scholars in data science to maintain Cornell's preeminence, by setting the agenda for data science in novel domains of application, as well as new methodological advances.

The manager will be critical in the success and implementation of the Center's initial objectives: to hire mid-career level faculty that are the next generation leaders in data science; to recruit a team of research assistant professors that will collaborate across many different departments/disciplines; and to run "Bootcamps" throughout the years that will encompass a variety of programs including a seminar series, research luncheons, etc..

The administrative manager is the sole staff person in the Center and is responsible for providing the full range of administrative, financial, communications and public relations support and management for the multi-disciplinary center.
  • Manage the effective business and administrative operations, such as Finance, Budget, Planning, HR, Information Systems, and Facilities
  • Develop and implement departmental administrative activities surrounding program development delivery, evaluation and funding efforts.
  • All event and program planning in support of the Bootcamp offerings
  • Cultivate and facilitate effective partnerships with departments/constituents across campus where faculty lines are shared
  • Develop Center budgets, exercises control over expenditures; executes appropriate transaction authority; preparation of financial reports and projects for department
  • Research and disseminate to faculty solicitations for relevant funding opportunities
  • Establish and nurture relationships with external corporate partners
  • Coordinate the director's schedule including items such as coordinating items for Ctr. executive committee and advisory council; meetings with external agencies; etc.
  • Create and maintain financial reports and metrics for measuring success of Center's activities
  • Plan and implement various projects for the director

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.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination. Great communication (exhibiting professionalism in spoken and written encounters), and demonstrated leadership capacity. Top-notch problem-solving skills and the desire to use these to help others. Ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with many different groups of people. Ability to think and work independently, analyze information and make recommendations.

Experience with typical business software, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word and PowerPoint especially), and/or the ability to gain fluency quickly. Ability to learn new programs/tools quickly and to adapt to changing policies and procedures. Prior specific software experience or knowledge of scientific and academic administration are not required, but the desire and capability to master new programs and develop new knowledge bases are crucial.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic environment in a similar administrative leadership role. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and independent decision-making.

For full consideration, please attach both a cover letter and resume with your application.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

University Job Title:
Administrator III


Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:
Kristie Devine

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