Cornell Tech is a new graduate campus of Cornell University that brings together faculty, students, business leaders and tech entrepreneurs in a catalytic environment to reinvent the way we live in the digital age.
A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth, which serve as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process. We see Cornell Tech serving as a model organization for our students, demonstrating the operations of a highly effective, dynamic, information-age organization.
A key differentiator of the master's degree programs at Cornell Tech is that traditional discipline-based fundamentals of each program are complemented with the practically-oriented, multi-disciplinary, team-based curriculum, required of all students in all programs. In the Studio, students learn and practice user-driven tech industry development processes by creating prototypes of digital-enabled products and services. Working in multi-program teams, students engage with end-users, companies, nonprofits and government agencies in creating prototypes of digitally-enabled solutions to real-world challenges, getting vital feedback and ideas from fellow students as well as faculty and practitioners from the NYC tech community, via a variety of formats, including flipped-classroom lectures, crits, scrums, sprints, and more.
In a given semester, 100s of organizations and practitioners engage with students in a variety of ways, from weekly sessions in the Studio, to one-off meetings for expert advice, to mentorship relationships. The Assistant Director of Partnerships assists in managing Cornell Tech's extensive network of leading companies, startups, and practitioners in NYC, and actively supports the many practitioners and organizations that participate in Studio each semester. This includes collaborating with companies to develop real-world challenges for our students; helping new practitioners get up-to-speed to be effective mentors; and creating engaging and meaningful networking opportunities with the corporate tenants of the Tata Innovation Center on campus to keep them looped in to the Cornell Tech community. Furthermore, as a member of the Studio team, the Assistant Director of Partnerships is always looking for ways to improve and reinvent our engagement programs, developing and executing new strategic plans to keep pushing Cornell Tech's engagement mission to the next level!
The Assistant Director of Partnerships works closely with the faculty and administration of Cornell Tech, as well as the tenants of the Tata Innovation Center on campus. The Assistant Director of Partnerships reports directly to the Studio Director, who owns the management and infrastructure of the Studio, including key relationships with companies, and is a part of the team under the Chief Practice Officer, who are responsible for the Studio overall.
The ideal candidate has a flexible, entrepreneurial spirit, thrives in a startup environment, has the ability to connect academic culture and curriculum to real-world digital culture, and excels in developing and managing both personal and corporate relationships. As a key connector on campus, the Assistant Director of Partnerships develops significant working relationships with NYC's leading companies, startups, and practitioners.
The Assistant Director of Partnerships has the following key areas of responsibility:
Engage and support organizations and practitioners
Manage engagement with corporate tenants of the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech Campus
Assist in the management of the Studio
Advise students in the Studio
Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree with 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Work in either an academic or corporate setting coordinating or managing relationships, event planning, or program development and implementation * Strong communication and interpersonal skills and relationship building qualities are essential. Ability to communicate with, work effectively with, and maintain a positive rapport with students, faculty, 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 * Highest standards of integrity to develop trust with current students, faculty, staff, partners, and employers
5+ years of relevant work experience
Experience with Salesforce or equivalent CRM tool
Familiarity with related educational/entrepreneurial programs at other universities and organizations (capstone projects, cooperative projects, incubators, accelerators, etc.)
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