Working independently, the Program Manager assists the Academic Director in providing administrative oversight and coordination for all program and business functions of the Milstein Program for Technology & Humanity. The Program Manager is responsible for developing, building, and implementing new programs to bring together students in the Milstein Program; to build and maintain affinity among the students of the Milstein Program; and to proactively communicate with students on a variety of topics. Engage in regular communications with the undergraduate community in the Milstein Program via email, newsletters, and the undergraduate Program website. More generally, be creative and proactive in generating ideas for programs and activities that will engage and excite the undergraduate community in the Milstein Program. Oversee, coordinate and support all administrative aspects of academic programming, including but not limited to: courses, curricula, communications, colloquium series, event planning and publicity. Manage Program finances. Coordinate summer program with Cornell Tech faculty director and staff. Provide full range of administrative support and serve as primary source of information for undergraduate students.
The Milstein Program for Technology and Humanity is in the College of Arts and Sciences. Grounded in the liberal arts and integrating computing and information science, as well as unique opportunities at Cornell Tech, the Milstein Program provides a foundation for students to explore and understand the 21st century human experience, and to develop the technical, intellectual, and management skills they need to become innovators and leaders throughout all industry sectors. The Program personnel consists of a faculty director, two faculty fellows, an advisory board, and the Program Manager. There will be a total of 100 undergraduate scholars in the program (25 per cohort). The annual operating budget is $800K.
Associates degree plus four-six years relevant experience or equivalent combination of skills and experience are needed. Must be organized, detail oriented, and able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines. Strong computer skills, including standard office technologies, social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) and desktop publishing experience are necessary. Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Financial experience necessary (account tracking, resource management). Requires ability to cultivate positive and productive climate by building and maintaining collaborative and cooperative relationships with students, faculty, staff, supervisor and colleagues within the Program and across the institution. Must be able to work independently.
Experience in an academic setting and an advanced degree are helpful, but not required.
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