Who we are:
Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas.
The Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) fuels economic growth and diversity in Upstate New York through entrepreneurship and innovation. We support and empower people to start and grow new ventures. CREA creates and manages programs that leverage the region’s robust educational and industrial assets, including programs focusing on clean energy, technology, food and agriculture, hardware development, and research. Our team of professional staff, entrepreneurs in residence, and student employees makes an impact on the region, works with talented entrepreneurs and their teams, and creates opportunities for learning and growth.
What you will be doing:
A successful Operations and Finance Assistant is an energetic professional, experienced in handling a wide range of office duties, with the capability of resolving complex situations with good judgement. A strong candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity and shifting priorities in this fast paced and entrepreneurial environment. Some of the duties will include:
Responsible for building and technology needs of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, including security, access control, information technology and telecommunications. Serve as local liaison with building personnel and/or landlord.Make all appropriate arrangements and handle negotiations for maintenance, repair, supply, security and cleaning of facility.
Pay invoices, process IWNT eDocs and reimburse expenses as assigned by supervisor.
Assist supervisor and CREA executive director with budgets, budget analysis, grant submissions and data collection as needed.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on funding, the needs of the program, and successful performance.
What are the required qualifications?
Associate’s degree with at least 2 to 4 years relevant administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We also look for the following experiences and abilities:
Ability to handle time sensitive and confidential information appropriately; perform and communicate in a professional manner with tact and diplomacy; and work both independently and collaboratively with others in a team environment.
Word processing, presentation skills, spreadsheet, and email software skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
Proven experience organizing and managing multiple tasks, priorities, and projects in a fast-paced environment with a high level of attention to detail.
Must have an eagerness to learn new tools, make change quickly, and enhance processes to advance the department.
In addition to these requirements, we would value someone with prior experience using Cornell systems (KFS, Oracle Analytics financial dashboards, eShop, Access Control), and a BS degree preferred.
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
Limited Timeframe Remote
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Administrative Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Brenda Joly
Number of Openings:1
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