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Administrative Manager

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Business and Financial Services

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Administrative Manager
Administrator III - Band F
Center for Applied Math

Under the direction of the part-time faculty Director of the Center for Applied Math (CAM), the administrative manager is responsible for providing the full range of administrative, budgeting, financial management, alumni relations, sponsored project pre- and post-award support and management, and communications and public relations support and management for the multi-disciplinary CAM graduate field, which consists of approximately 40 PhD students and an annual budget of approximately $400K.

The manager serves as the primary information source for current and prospective students, postdoctoral associates, field faculty, and administrators in several university academic departments where financial support and appointments cover CAM students. The position is responsible for CAM operations and adherence to university policies and procedures and external regulatory requirements where applicable, including those related to students and academic programs, finance, human resources, sponsored awards, data security, and sponsored projects.

The manager is responsible for coordinating graduate student recruitment, admission, degree and financial support tracking and for advising students on procedures and policies related to their degree program. The manager works with multiple departments and colleges to identify and implement funded appointments for CAM students through the duration of their studies. The manager provides information and data to support strategic planning, including advising the Director and graduate field faculty on admissions and enrollment planning.

The manager plans and executes projects for the Director, coordinates facilities and IT support for CAM, and coordinates colloquiums and other events. The manager has a dotted-line report to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration and is responsible for meeting the expectations of the Research Division's mission and expectations for advancing research and providing exceptional service, while appropriately upholding Cornell policies and principles and meeting external regulatory

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3-5 years related administrative experience.
  • Ability to work with teams and independently with initiative and self-motivation.
  • Must excel in effectively handling multiple priorities, using good judgement and tact, problem solving, stewarding institutional resources, and communicating using a variety of mediums.
  • Demonstrated strengths in financial management and use of standard IT solutions to manage information, data, and processes.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across organizational boundaries.
  • A track record of strengths in cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness, attention to detail, and professionalism in interactions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of service preferred.
  • Sponsored program administration and student services and advising.

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

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Contact Name:

Kristie Devine

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