Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
Members of the Dean's Office staff work in direct support of the College Dean who provides Academic and Administrative leadership and oversight to the entire College. Members of the Dean's administrative team conduct business across multiple departments and units, and work closely with many central university offices including the Provost, Marketing and Communications, Facilities, Finance, and Human Resources groups.
The administrative assistant provides general office management support to the College of Engineering Dean's office. Alongside the administrative support team, this positions provides general office management support in maintaining a professional and welcoming environment in the Engineering Dean's office.
Required Qualifications: Associate's Degree in Business Administration or related field with 4-6 years of high-level administrative experience or equivalent combination or education and/or experience. Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive issues and situations with the utmost tact, discretion, and sensitivity. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in a variety of business software, including Zoom meetings, A/V equipment for video conferencing and the Microsoft Office suite, in particular PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook for email and calendar. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail is a must. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must possess the ability to work in a complex high-pressure environment dealing with diverse constituents and situations, while maintaining a positive, professional, and customer-oriented attitude. Must function with self-direction and motivation while establishing appropriate priorities independently and be committed to continuous growth and learning. Customer service experience highly preferred.
Bachelor's Degree preferred. Familiarity with Cornell systems (i.e., PCards, Eshop, I Want Doc, Travel) desirable.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Normal visual concentration
Limited exposure to hazards
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Administrative Asst IV
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