Cornell's Public Service Center (PSC), part of Campus & Community Engagement is a service organization connecting Cornell students, faculty, and alumni with community organizations. Located on the third floor of Kennedy Hall and part of the Engaged Hub, the PSC is one of nine programs that support Cornell's mission of public engagement. The PSC works to develop community partnerships that exemplify the service-learning philosophy of collaboration and critical reflection thus fostering active involvement for social change. The position reports to the Director of the Public Service Center but must work closely with staff and students across the organization.
The Cornell Public Service Center is seeking a full-time Events and Office Coordinator. In this role you will support three key areas of our work:
Administrative - Provide administrative support for the Director including: scheduling, anticipate, plan and support the Directors upcoming meetings, events, and calendar commitments. Assist in creating and editing documents, presentations and reports. Monitor specific department accounts for expenses and balances; investigate discrepancies. Purchase general office supplies and maintain inventories.
Events - Manage multiple events with competing timelines while working with both the Center staff and others from across the University or beyond. Manage pre- to post-event logistics, and act as a point of contact for all events. Assist in coordination, training and supervision for students employed to provide event support. Must be occasionally work overtime when needed.
Communication - Provide coordination, training and supervision for students employed to support Center Communications. Oversee and distribute (in absence of students) electronic newsletter and mass emails for the Center. Manage Center's email distribution system. Maintain and update web pages within a content management system according to pre-established schedules.
Associate degree with 3 years office experience (administrative, event support and program communications) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, and take ownership. Excellent judgment, poise, and professionalism. Proven success in administrative and event support within academic or similar environment. Able to prioritize work and support frequently changing administrative needs. Comfort and facility to move forward projects even when faced with ambiguity. High level of detail and effective organization to tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work with multiple partners at all levels of the organization e.g. students, faculty, alumni and community partners. Able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic open environment. Able to prioritize under pressure. Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Power Point. Familiarity with mass e-mail communication tools desirable. Valid New York State driver's License.
Experience working in a higher-education environment and enjoys working with college-aged students. Experience updating web pages using a content management system or similar application. Must be able to prioritize under pressure. Knowledge of Photoshop, and Mail Chimp preferred.
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