The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The Digital Plant Science (DPS) Project Coordinator is responsible for managing all recruiting, educational and training activities, and continuously gathers data for reporting, evaluation and management of this National Science Foundation Research Training (NRT) - sponsored graduate student training program. The program coordinator builds and maintains positive and effective working relationships with stakeholders crucial to the success of the NRT program. This includes faculty, staff, and Directors of Graduate Studies in the participating Graduate Fields within SIPS: Computer Science, Biological and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, faculty and staff in the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture, and the External Evaluator Dr. Willie Pearson at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Manage day-to-day administrative and program functions of the NRT program. Program management will be aimed at coordinating a busy, inclusive, population of 18 graduate (three per year in years 1-3) student trainees as they move through an innovative, collaboration-rich and assessment-intensive program over a five-year period, and seeing that they receive quality, safe and productive training experiences both within and outside of the campus environment.
This is a term appointment with an initial term date of one year with a possible extension depending on funding and performance.
Associate's degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work effectively with a broad range of professionals.
Leadership and organizational planning/execution/oversight skills.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, writing capabilities, and organization.
Experience with electronic and web-based workflows to collaborate with other co-workers for:
Timekeeping and university hiring practices, as well as reporting;
Fastlane proposal submission processes and re-budgeting requests as well as other sponsor portals such as Grants.gov;
Visitor and non-employee reimbursements.
Ability to work independently to organize multiple tasks and set priorities for action, take initiative and operate with self-direction in a fast-paced office environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
Ability to organize and prioritize goals; ability to collaborate well to formulate plans and objectives in accordance with overall college goals; ability to identify and implement process improvements.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to set and meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of accuracy and quality.
Bachelor's degree (in business, public administration, science, engineering or a related field) preferred.
Experience in coordinating large interdisciplinary research projects/programs is preferred.
Experience in communications for academic or technology activities is preferred.
Experience in writing and/or coordinating reports for multifaceted research programs or consulting studies is preferred.
Web knowledge and PR experience is preferred.
Experience in managing complex budgets preferred.
Knowledge of university and government policies and procedures regarding research and education.
Rewards and Benefits:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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