Executive Assistant to the Dean - Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00029246
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Cornell University is a remarkable community of scholars, educators, students, staff, and alumni who are deeply influenced by proud traditions and a set of cherished founding principles. Unique among its Ivy League peers, Cornell is a private university with a land-grant mission. The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy harnesses the University's broad disciplinary excellence in public policy, along with its innovative teaching, research, and engagement programs, to solve pressing global challenges.
The school's prestigious faculty apply an interdisciplinary and problem-oriented focus to wide-ranging public policy issues as they explore how government choices intersect with people's lives. The school's initial areas of focus are in: data science and technology policy; environmental and sustainability policy; health policy; global security; inequality and social policy; the politics and economics of development; and race, racism, and public policy.
What you will do
In this new and critical support role, you will provide comprehensive, high-level administrative and organizational support to the Brooks School inaugural dean. The position requires contact with individuals at all levels of the University, and external constituents, including government and industry, alumni and donors, and the higher education community. You will have the opportunity to develop office practices and procedures that are in alignment with university policy, and be part of a new and exciting school at Cornell University. Key responsibilities include:
Managing with discretion, highly confidential materials, written and verbal communications, and sensitive, complex information coming in and leaving the Dean's office.
Initiating and preparing original correspondence and other documents.
Representing the office of the dean, both internally and externally.
Managing the Dean's complex calendar, multiple meetings, events and travel.
Coordinate the confidential promotion and tenure process for the Dean's office.
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end of year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
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.
Flexible work options.
Qualifications and Attributes
The professional in this position must be detail-oriented, calm under pressure, able to multi-task and prioritize, demonstrate sound organizational and communication skills, work independently with a high degree of initiative and self-reliance. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and experience coordinating high level projects is required. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Strong calendaring and meeting planning skills using Outlook and Zoom is required.
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