The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is home to almost 800 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty dedicated to the study of the art and science of the built environment, and about 60 staff members. A small and vital college in one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands both expertise in a specific discipline and wide knowledge in the liberal arts.
Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for Cornell AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and in what was traditionally known as lower Manhattan's financial district area in New York City. The departments offer additional extensive opportunities for international study across the globe. In Ithaca, the college spans five buildings, including Milstein Hall, historic Sibley Hall, an 8,000-square-foot digital and analog shop facility and the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall, Tjaden Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building.
Under the day-to-day supervision of the Department Manager, the Program Assistant provides broad-based administrative support and project assistance for the Department of City and Regional Planning and its component programs. Serve as the first line of contact and receptionist for the department, including scheduling, travel, front desk reception, and general office support. Serve as an information resource, routing inquiries as appropriate to faculty members or other designated college offices or resources. Support faculty curricular and syllabi preparation, room and course scheduling, as well as assist faculty with grade submissions. Provide support for exhibitions, speakers, and other departmental events, including logistics and public relations. Assist with the production of web and print materials, course catalogs, and correspondence.
This position will involve contact and interaction with on-campus and off-campus constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, prospective students/parents, administrators, alumni, visitors, and vendors.
There are no visa sponsorship and no relocation assistance for this position.
Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of six months to one year, with 2 -4 years' experience. Extensiveexperience with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn content management systems to update website information. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated judgment and ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion. Ability to effectively handle competing priorities with overlapping deadlines.
Familiarity with the academic environment and prior experience working with students preferred.
Physical Requirements: Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
Visual: Normal concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
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