What is Cornell University and what is Cornell Abroad?
Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. Cornell Abroad is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA). As such, it shares the organization's mission of developing and supporting global learning opportunities and aligns its goals with the priorities established by the vice provost. OVPIA works collectively to expand multicultural knowledge and global awareness across the entire Cornell community: in Ithaca, New York City, and the world.
What you will do:
In this newly created position, you as the Associate Director of Cornell Abroad will serve as a member of the office's leadership team where you will advise the Director and provide recommendations on key issues and strategic initiatives. The goal of this position is to develop and shape effective business and administrative operations of Cornell Abroad. This will be done by serving as a liaison between the office and academic units across campus to create and maintain solid relationships. Additionally:
Working directly with and under supervision of the Director, she/he will develop and implement strategies and direction for Cornell Abroad's global education footprint, and administrative and business operations.
Provide oversight and direction of the day-to-day operations in the areas of administration, application and admission process management, data management and reporting, facilities, finance and budget, human resources, information technology, policy development, program administration, travel safety, as well as marketing, communications, and public relations efforts
Function as chief business officer; overseeing the development of the annual budget, financial projections and strategies
Work in partnership with the OVPIA, University Finance Service Center and central Human Resources to ensure that operations are structured to meet departmental needs.
Lead a small team of operations staff members
What we need:
We need a nimble, candid, forward thinking collaborative leader who thrives on putting strategy into action. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges and leading change. Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's Degree with 5 -7 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education
Experience in office and budget management
Significant experience in program development and management, preferably in the study abroad field
Ability to address stressful situations using tact and diplomacy; proven experience in crisis management
Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail; proven ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators, domestic and international partners in an appropriate, timely and accurate manner
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