Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The Student and Academic Services team at the College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to providing personalized, friendly, and efficient assistance to students, faculty and staff. The Administrative Assistant provides support for student life, event planning, admissions, career services and office operations.
Responsibilities include: Provide direct administrative support to the Director of Student and Academic Services and Multicultural Affairs. Event Planning for College events such as; graduation week (Senior Gala, Hooding), career service events (Career Connections, Versatile Veterinary), and assist student organizations with their events (Family Weekend, White Coat, Open House, Summer Student Program). Provide support for the College's Peer Support Network. Maintain accuracy for sections of the Student and Academic Services website. Act as reception for incoming visitors; respond to admissions related inquires from prospective students and general inquiries from current students. Advertise job announcements and update various Student Services publications.
Some weekend and evening work may be required based on the event calendar.
Formal training beyond High School Diploma of six months to one year with 2-4 years related experience or equivalent combination. Experience with or capacity to learn various software applications including but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Access. Familiarity with Web based applications such as Outlook and Drupal (web content system). Since job requires considerable contact with student, parent and alumni audiences, a welcoming disposition and professional demeanor are extremely important. Must possess exceptional interpersonal as well as public relations skills. Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities and frequent interruptions. Strong organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
Event planning experience highly desirable. Experience in Higher Education preferred. Possession of Notary Public license.
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