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 55 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.
The Executive Assistant to the Dean will provide executive level administrative support to the Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and manage the day-to-day operations of the Dean's Office. Facilitate the work of the dean by independently managing the Dean's/Associate Dean's complex schedules, meetings, committees, and travel arrangements, ensuring that the office's activities and obligations are carried out smoothly. Exhibit exceptional professionalism and customer service skills, ensure that the office is consistently represented in a positive manner. Serve as a primary point of contact and liaison to facilitate communication and collaboration among multiple units and constituents, including faculty, students, staff, alumni and constituents throughout Cornell and externally. Represent and advise the Dean and Associate Dean as appropriate. Monitor Dean's office budget and approve expenditures as appropriate. Develop and implement protocols, processes, and practices to ensure the Dean's/Associate Dean's priorities progress in accordance with timelines while accounting for constituent factors. Provide administrative assistance for special projects, committees and events as needed.
Associate's degree with 5-7years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communications (written and oral), planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated high level of professionalism with ability to communicate clearly and tactfully, projecting a helpful, positive impression even when under pressure or stress. Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, establish and accomplish priorities, manage projects and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent judgment in dealing with wide variety of issues, often of a sensitive, confidential and complex nature. Demonstrated ability to anticipate and diplomatically resolve issues, using creative problem solving skills and consistently employing exceptional customer service skills to ensure positive experiences with the Dean's office for all constituents. Proficient technical skills, including word processing, database management, communications, scheduling, web technologies and spreadsheets.
Familiarity with academic policies and procedure a plus. Additional executive level support experience strongly preferred.
No relocation assistance and no visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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