Cornell Tech develops pioneering leaders and technology for the digital age. Central to its commitments to NYC to build out the tech ecosystem is Cornell Tech's partnership with NYC public schools, nonprofits and policymakers to help drive the integration of computer science for every student in NYC.
The mission of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) Program is to develop and deliver programs that will increase the participation of women in computer science and information technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to draw more women into the technology workforce in the New York City market.
This position reports to WiTNY's Director of Strategic Planning and Operations who has strategic oversight of all of WiTNY's programs. In addition, this role includes accountability to the Assistant Director of WiTNY Programs. The WiTNY Program Coordinator will play an integral role on the WiTNY team and be responsible for overseeing the development, management and execution of all aspects of the WiTNY Summer Guild program. Along with the Assistant Director of Programs, this role will also create and build WiTNY's student experience, engagement, and community-building strategies across all WiTNY programs. This includes but is not limited to program planning; researching and implementing best practices; marketing the program; recruiting participants; overseeing all logistics; evaluating program effectiveness on an on going basis; establishing and managing ongoing ongoing relationships with students; collaborating with stakeholders within the City University of New York, Cornell Tech, and our corporate sponsors; coordinating with the vendors that WiTNY engages; and working with the communications and social media teams at CUNY and Cornell Tech. The responsibilities of this position also include supporting the development of a pipeline of prospective Summer Guild and WiTNY participants through building relationships with local high schools, community-based programs, and students, in general.
This is a full-time position with a term of 2 years with the potential for renewal based on available funding and performance.
This position requires occasional work on nights and weekends.
Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Work in either an academic or corporate setting coordinating or managing student services, event planning, training, or program development and implementation
Must have strong organizational skills and significant experience in program execution with the ability to set priorities and coordinate ongoing activities in parallel, manage competing demands and provide timely responses to urgent issues
Must be detail-driven with a program management orientation around 'getting the job done' not just issue-tracking
Strong inter-personal skills and relationship building qualities are essential. Ability to communicate with, work effectively with, and maintain a positive rapport with students, professors, corporate stakeholders, vendors, and community partners alike
Proven ability to work in a team context, as well as the ability to be effective when working independently
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with standard desktop tools
Proficiency with PowerPoint presentation development and delivery as well as report preparation
Highest standards of integrity in order to develop trust with current students, faculty, staff, partners, and employers
Relevant work experience of more than 4 years
Master degree in education, higher education, student affairs, or project management
Work experience in either higher education or a technology organization focused on identifying and developing talent, training programs, or recruitment services
Familiarity or experience with project management tools (e.g. Airtable).
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. A background check will be required upon hire.
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