Department and Position Background Our teams provide human resource advice, guidance, strategies, and services to the leadership, management, and staff at Cornell University.
On our team, you will report to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and provide administrative support, budget/financial support, and project management to the AVP and the Sr. Director for Benefit Services and Administration.
What are Cornell's rewards and benefits?
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through New Year's Day.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
As our administrative support, you have several responsibilities. Demonstrating initiative, good judgement, and high-level professionalism and confidentiality, you provide comprehensive, pro-active administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and the Senior Director for Benefit Services and Administration. You will use your uncommon service skills to create a positive, professional, collaborative setting. You will handle complex meeting schedules, ensuring that activities and obligations occur smoothly and that the AVP and Sr. Director are fully prepared for their daily activities. You will also manage occasional travel arrangements and travel reimbursements.
You will draft correspondence and presentations, and collaborate with the university financial services center regarding financial transactions and budget support.
You will also provide project management support: e.g., conducting topical research, summarizing and analyzing information, providing recommendations, and offering advanced assistance with the development and refinement of reports.
What experience will you need?
We are looking for an Associate's Degree and 6 years of experience—or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong communication: you are able to effectively interact with staff, university partners, and external vendors, in writing and verbally. We also need strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You can demonstrate clear communication that thoughtfully projects a helpful, positive impression. You also appropriately handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
Initiative and creative problem solving: You have the ability to work independently, take initiative, and accomplish tasks effectively in a dynamic environment. You creatively approach and solve problems, using sounds judgement and reasoning.
Strong service orientation: We seek your ability to anticipate and diplomatically resolve issues by using your remarkable customer service skills.
Affinity for technology and data: Strong analytical skills with a high degree of attention to detail. Shown talent in MS Office, MS Outlook, and utilization of web technologies: e.g., fluent with word processing, database management, communications, scheduling, and spreadsheet capabilities.
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