Computing and Information Science (CIS) is a college-level unit founded in recognition that computing is an essential tool in almost every scientific and scholarly discipline. It is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics and Data Science. It is known for bold new ideas expressed in high-impact research and scholarship, inspiring educational contributions, and entrepreneurial and commercial engagement. The synergies among faculty, researchers and students make CIS more than the sum of its parts. Student interest in computing related courses continues to fuel CIS growth in faculty, graduate students and related staffing support.
Members of the Dean's office staff work in direct support of the Dean of Computing and Information Science, who provides academic and administrative leadership and oversight to the entire unit. The Dean's administrative team conducts business across various colleges and departments, and works closely with central university offices including the President, Provost, Alumni Affairs and Development, Budget, Communications, Facilities, and Human Resources.
CIS continues to experience explosive growth in student interest with related growth in faculty and staff infrastructure, as well as space. Managing this growth is a focus for CIS leadership which includes faculty hiring and incrementally expanding management and administration. This new position provides project management, as well as administrative and staff support to the Associate Dean in Computing and Information Science and other members of the leadership team. The role requires: developing and maintaining a broad understanding of the Associate Dean's areas of responsibility, including knowledge of policies, practices, precedents, and a comprehensive knowledge of CIS; developing a knowledge base of CIS and Cornell systems and data to be able to quickly gather and provide reports that are relevant to decision making; partnering with the Budget Director and other managers to design, develop and maintain financial and other data analyses to inform strategic planning and decision making; facilitating communication and interaction with CIS administrative and academic leadership and their administrative teams,; representing the interests and priorities of the Associate Dean to various internal and external audiences while setting a welcoming and approachable culture and environment, and providing administrative and project support for the Dean, Associate Deans, and Directors.
Associate's degree in business administration or related field with 3-5 years administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Must be able to manage 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 the Microsoft Office suite, in particular 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. Ability to interpret policy and solicit input from college and university resources to inform management decisions. Use sound judgment in decision making and in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature, while meeting competing deadlines and priorities. Ability to foster a team environment while meeting individual and unit goals in accordance with the broader mission. Requires conceptual thinking in a complex atmosphere.
Bachelor's degree, executive-level support experience, and familiarity with academic policies and procedures. Financial analysis experience a plus.
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