The Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity provides institutional leadership by promoting a learning, living, and working environment in which we encourage full participation of all members of the Cornell community.
Our team is seeking a dynamic Administrative Assistant to serve as the central support hub for the department. As a member of our team your role will be to ensure smooth and efficient office operations. You will use your impressive customer service and communication skills to direct customers to appropriate resources. You will use your organizational and project management skills to provide high level administrative support to the Associate Vice President (AVP) and the team to ensure that office goals, priorities and strategic plans are implemented. You will use your detail orientation to manage the AVP's calendar including complex calendaring, meeting preparation and follow up, and presentation and document creation. You will help to coordinate and execute exciting and informative events, workshops, conferences and a podcast series related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. In addition, you will learn how data is used to create affirmative action plans and assist with data collection for use in the creation of the annual affirmative action plans.
We seek candidates who have an Associate's degree with 2-4 years' of administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Additionally we seek the following attributes:
Culturally competent with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with individuals from all backgrounds.
A desire to work in a fast paced environment; where no two days are the same allowing for you to fully utilize your attention to detail and organizational skills to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.
An eagerness to use and learn new technologies to create office efficiencies and share your knowledge and expertise with the team.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, Zoom and other office technology.
Possess a track record for attention to detail with precision and accuracy
Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
A self-starter with a high level initiative, motivation and organizational skills.
A track record for diplomatically handling a wide variety of situations using sound independent judgment, decision-making, problem-solving skills and maintaining confidentiality.
Possess an intellectual curiosity and desire to learn and grow.
If you have these attributes, great! There are just a few more things that we would consider preferred but not required:
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
Prior experience working in a complex organization and/or experience supporting high visibility work.
Knowledge of the fields of diversity and inclusion
Experience with Qualtrics, Drupal editing, and desktop publishers
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
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