Cornell University on behalf of The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (CCB) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a multi-year contract with Vingroup (a multi-national conglomerate headquartered in Hanoi) on behalf of VinAcademy. This contract fully funded through 2024 commits CCB to provide advisory consultant services to VinAcademy to help them create a new, private university in Vietnam. Accordingly, a staff will be required to plan, implement and administer this partnership.
The Project Assistant Director for the Cornell-Vin University Project plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of this funded project. The project is focused on the single purpose to provide academic services for VinAcademy as outlined in the approved and signed contract.
The Project Assistant Director will report to the Project Director in External Relations and provide assistance to the Project Director, and the overall academic team who will provide the advice and deliverables as mutually agreed upon in the contract.
Duties generally include grant planning and administration, budget management and control, program implementation and administration, logistical and travel support, internal and external operational/administrative liaison, program marketing, and reporting.
Provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of the project
Serves as a liaison between faculty members, staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitates meetings, special projects, and assists with problem resolution.
Coordinates activities of consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
Monitors and administers program/project revenues and expenses
Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
Performs clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, or reports.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
** This is a two-year term position.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Must have 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and exercise strong judgment.
Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
Demonstrated ability to use computer software applications, especially Excel, databases, networked informational systems and the Internet.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities and detail-oriented
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with faculty and staff from across the university, as well as with counterpart staff in Vietnam.
Records maintenance skills.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information
Bachelor's degree and 5 years or more related experience preferred. Knowledge and experience in project management, business or hospitality management or engineering is most desirable.
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