Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
The Dean of Students Office (DOS) promotes a cohesive campus community that brings people together across lines of difference and provides support during challenging times to allow all students to benefit from the educational and co-curricular environment. The resource centers, advising units, and affinity groups that comprise the Office of the Dean of Students focus on identity development, student support, and advocacy, and create opportunities for students to explore the intersectionality of identity development. As a unit in Student & Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of Students works to promote a cohesive campus community that brings people together across lines of difference and allows all students to benefit from the educational and cultural value of various identities.
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.
The Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students plays a key role in this office by operating as senior-level administrative support to the Dean, including management of a complex schedule, travel planning, meeting support, and overseeing general office operations. By nature of that role, they will often function as the initial point of contact and the "face" of the DOS office, providing preliminary support and resources to students looking to access the Dean. Additionally, the Executive Assistant interacts with all levels of university leadership, faculty, staff, alumni and benefactors in a variety of contexts, facilitating communication and collaboration. The Executive Assistant serves as a member of the extended leadership team in the office, working with Directors and Associate Deans to set priorities for administrative work and other projects, ensuring that workflow is efficient and effective.
High attention to detail and context, with superb organizational skills.
Effective written, oral and non-verbal communication, with a proven ability to provide information to individuals or groups that is useful without violating the confidentiality of others.
Excellent judgment and diplomacy under pressure, in both individual and collaborative environments, with demonstrated success in building working relationships to solve problems and achieve common goals.
Collaborative and responsive to managing multiple relationships and projects, adapting to new priorities, and being nimble as projects and needs change.
A team player, with the ability to work as part of a dynamic and flexible team in a fast-paced professional office and to interact collaboratively with diverse audiences.
Commitment to a high level of customer service, ensuring a warm and welcoming environment to all office guests, visitors and those that contact the office.
Associate's degree with at least 4 years of experience in office administration, preferably in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Proven ability to work independently, take initiative and accomplish tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and diplomatically resolve issues, consistently utilizing exceptional customer service skills to ensure positive experiences with the Dean's Office for all constituents.
Fluent with word processing, database management, communications, scheduling and spreadsheet capabilities. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Outlook, PowerPoint and the internet.
Executive level support experience
Knowledge of Cornell policies and procedures
Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
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Exec Staff Asst II
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