The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant IV positions in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.
This position will provide administrative and program support to the Project Director(s), related Principal Investigators (PIs), and project personnel for externally-funded projects in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI), which is a research, extended education and technical assistance program of a national and regional scope that provides research, information and training on disability and the workplace.
Areas of responsibility include: providing program coordination support to project personnel for disability related projects including organizing meetings, maintaining timelines, taking notes, and tracking deliverables through use of an online management system; information dissemination management including proof and copy editing written materials, managing webinar materials, and assisting in grant proposal preparation; and general administrative and fiscal support.
The position demands the ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize work on projects working simultaneously, and the ability to work successfully under pressure with minimal supervision at a variety of tasks within a fast-paced, team-oriented, diverse office setting.
- Associate’s Degree and 2 to 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination.
- Proven ability to successfully manage and prioritize multiple tasks while working simultaneously under pressure within a fast-paced, busy, office environment.
- Must possess the ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
- Ability to interact tactfully with diverse groups of individuals.
- Ability to take initiative and be a pro-active team member.
- Must have outstanding organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading and editing skills and experience taking meeting minutes.
- Expertise in Microsoft products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook calendar.
- Prior experience with event planning.
- General database operating knowledge.
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
- Minimum six years of experience in an office setting (preferably research based).
- Prior experience working with Adobe InDesign, HTML or other web development tools desirable.
- Experience with project planning/management software.
- Experience in proofing and editing technical and scientific papers in the social sciences.
- Experience with grant coordination submission process.
- Experience with webinar event support and platforms.
- Working knowledge of document and internet accessibility standards desirable.
- Knowledge of various disability-related programs.
- Demonstrated history and continued commitment to Cornell University’s ideals and “Staff Skills for Success”
- Knowledge of Cornell University travel and reimbursement and payment request policy and systems.
No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.
Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca campus.
University Job Title:Administrative Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Brenda Herrling
Number of Openings:1
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