The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to improve lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments. Faculty, students, and staff explore the human dimensions of social and natural sciences, design, nutrition and health, public policy, society, family, community, and other realms-all in pursuit of knowledge to make the world a better place. Using Cornell's far-reaching extension network and the college's translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.
The College of Human Ecology has an immediate opening for a Chair's Assistant in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Under very general direction by the Administrative Manager and Department Chair provide high level administrative and program support for a medium-sized academic department. Coordinate and manage various administrative aspects of the department's operations in the areas of program support (teaching, research and outreach). Arrange meetings, conferences and receptions on and off campus; attend faculty meetings and prepare meeting minutes; respond to routine and non-routine inquiries; arrange details of complicated travel plans involving lengthy trips; independently compile background materials for meetings; maintain department files/reports; compile data and create department reports; research and resolve non-routine matters; assist with meeting the procurement needs of the office of the chair, and the chair and department's research programs; participate in communications and public relations efforts at the department and college level; serve as liaison to the College of Human Ecology's Office of the Dean and the College's Associate Deans' offices; provide administrative support to Chair and Administrative Manager for academic and nonacademic human resources; manage highly sensitive/confidential materials and communications; representing the office of the Chair, welcome and serve as a resource for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Associates Degree with 4-6 years of administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and handle ongoing activities while using sound judgment and paying close attention to details. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, adapt to and make recommendations for change/improvements. Strong computer skills especially word processing, file management, spreadsheets, electronic mail and calendaring systems. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material with discretion and professionalism. Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload. Ability to anticipate/recognize impact/implications of activities. Excellent editing/proofreading a must. Demonstrated positive work ethic, ability to work in a team environment and dedication to organizational needs.
Experience working in an academic setting preferred. Experience with Access, Constant Contact, website maintenance, Publisher, and electronic calendaring systems preferred.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
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Administrative Asst IV
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