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Office & Program Coordinator - Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Administrative Assistants

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.

Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

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.

Our Team:

As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) at Cornell University continues to transform graduate business education to better prepare graduates for success in tomorrow's business world. Johnson provides cutting-edge learning experiences that immerse students sooner and deeper in their chosen fields. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Johnson students can access the full power of educational and research opportunities across the university to reach deeper competency in their industries and areas of interest. Johnson offers seven different MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and is home to award-winning faculty and research.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion team for the SC Johnson College of Business spans across our three schools - Dyson, Johnson, and the School of Hotel Administration and spearheads key programs and initiatives to foster a climate of inclusion and belonging for all students, faculty, and staff members.

This Position:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is seeking an Office and Program Coordinator to provide comprehensive administrative support to the Johnson Graduate School of Management ODI Office and the Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for the College of Business. As the office coordinator for Johnson, this position serves as the primary point of contact for prospective candidates, current students, employers, alumni, faculty and staff working with Johnson ODI office. The Coordinator will monitor the ODI budget, process all accounting and billing transactions, and prepare and submit all travel reimbursements and advances for ODI staff. In addition, the Coordinator handles internal and external correspondence, designs marketing and communications materials, and books necessary travel. Further, this role provides high level administrative support to the Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for the College of Business and the broader diversity programs and events for the College of Business.

The Office and Program Coordinator will also assist with the following:

  • Creation and execution of short- and long-term plans for programs, monitoring their progress and helping to evaluate their outcomes.
  • Development and implementation of communications strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness.
  • Maintain records and databases to track engagement with alumni and corporate partnerships.
  • Maintain records of attendance and outcomes for ODI events and programs.
  • Cultivate existing relationships with vendors.
  • Collaborate with the Directors, Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging to develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree with 3-4 years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, scheduling tools such as Outlook, and other technologies including Zoom and Concur.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, problem-solving skills and ability to effectively work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, ability to handle sensitive information and communicate with tact and diplomacy to a wide range of internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent project management, event planning, and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate tasks and work independently.
  • Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends to support school events and activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior higher education experience with interest or experience in diversity and inclusion, admissions, alumni affairs, corporate relations, marketing/communications and/or student services highly desirable.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in managing budgets, coordinating and processing travel, managing calendars and processing invoices.
  • Expertise with social media websites strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop Suite preferred.

Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:

This position is full-time and are eligible for benefits. Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. Cornell's key benefits include:

  • Health Care - Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options - This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave. This position also can work remotely 1 day per week.
  • Retirement Plans - Employees are eligible for the 403(b) College and University Retirement Plan
  • Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

If interested in applying we highly encourage you to include a cover letter in your application so we can better understand your interest in the position. No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.

University Job Title:

Administrative Asst V

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Contact Name:

Leanna Caloras

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  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

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EEO Statement:

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.

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