The School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell is consistently placed among a handful of leading Operations Research programs worldwide. Cornell's program in Operations Research and Information Engineering is a rigorous program with approximately 225 undergraduates, 90 Master of Engineering students, and 40 Ph.D. students. ORIE focuses on fundamental principles and methods but also uses contextual learning and design experiences to integrate the science with engineering. Our educational approach emphasizes a broad mastery of core disciplinary areas including methods of optimization, applied probability modeling and statistical analysis, manufacturing systems design and operation, and systems analysis and methodology.
Within the School of Operations Research & Information Engineering and located at the Cornell Tech (CT) campus on Roosevelt Island in NYC, Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM) houses the final semester for Masters of Engineering students specializing in Financial Engineering. The Administrative Assistant plays a key role in the success of the Masters of Engineering student's program and is critical in ensuring that the CFEM program runs smoothly.
Under the direction of the CFEM Director and the Director of Administration in Ithaca, the Administrative Assistant provides support which includes the following responsibilities:
Provide general assistance to CFEM students in a variety of areas
Coordinate event planning and execution in conjunction with director, Tech campus events coordinator, external vendors and as necessary, Ithaca staff
Process HR appointments for practitioners, TAs, and other student workers
Manage security access for any visitors, groups, practitioners, speakers etc
Administer surveys, maintain databases and collect various data related to CFEM students
Assist with the coordination of major student activities during the academic year
Communicate with CT staff to ensure smooth operation of CFEM daily needs
Manage purchasing, payment and financial reconciliations and reimbursements as needed
Assist with review of student resumes, professional bios etc as needed
Provide assistance with spring admissions and coordinate housing for CFEM students
This position requires periodic evening hours in order to assist with weekly seminar talks, special events and support for occasional weekend events.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs, Normal Visual Concentration, Limited exposure to hazards
2-3 years of administrative assistance experience
Strong knowledge of MS Office suite with a high proficiency in EXCEL and Outlook
Ability to work independently, be proactive and have excellent follow through on tasks
Excellent customer service skills
Experience in a college or university setting
Experience in a customer-facing setting
No relocation assistance or VISA sponsorship is available with this position.
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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