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This position will provide comprehensive high-level programmatic and administrative support to a new research initiative launching at Cornell Tech. Reporting to the Senior Director, Administration and Finance and working closely with the faculty Initiative Director, this position provides comprehensive program coordination support to the initiative, including facilitation of interactions with people at all levels, as well as organization of complex meetings, programs, and events, in collaboration with the campus Events Manager. Duties include conducting research; managing pre- and post-award grant activity for the initiative; maintaining the initiative's master calendar and director's calendar; scheduling meetings and coordinating travel; drafting correspondences and reports; and monitoring the Initiative's budget. Position requires initiative, independent decision-making and a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
This position is a 2-year benefits-eligible appointment at 50% effort (schedule to be determined) with opportunity for renewal and/or increase in effort based on funding availability and institutional needs.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in administration, finance, grant management, and/or program coordination, in a non-profit organization, preferably in research-intensive higher education. Master's degree and additional relevant work experience preferred.
Review and evaluate initiative outcome and assess deliverance of initiative objective; review and analyze initiative data to determine the effectiveness of existing initiatives and what adjustments to make; report on initiative accomplishments.
May assist with recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating staff;
Scheduling, planning events, in collaboration with Cornell Tech Events Manager
Working with and supporting director in carrying out the initiative priorities
Schedule office; assure that required activities are accomplished in a timely manner.
Develop, initiate and oversee initiatives; define client needs for new or existing initiatives, develop initiatives and materials; oversees and all logistics of newly requested initiatives and current initiatives.
Develop, manage and monitor the initiative budget; ensure that the initiative meets all grant obligations and reporting duties by established deadlines.
Research, recommend and implement programmatic policies, procedures, and practices.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with other segments of the campus, other student/academic services, and individuals and agencies outside of the University.
Participate and recommend strategic and operational planning for initiatives.
Research, identify and pursue additional funding sources to help support initiative expenses; be creative in seeking funding sources or sponsorships to enhance the initiative and participants experience; write grant proposals.
Represent the department, both on- and off- campus, in matters related to initiative development, implementation and efficiency; resolve moderately complex concerns and problems.
Develop all marketing materials for initiatives; provide input and assist in developing marketing strategies.
Negotiate performance, service and/or supply contracts required by the initiative.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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