The Cornell Center for the Social Sciences (CCSS) is a unit charged with accelerating, enhancing, and amplifying social science research at Cornell. CCSS accomplishes these goals by uniting programmatic and infrastructure resources within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). Both resources foster systematic, evidence-based research addressing important disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and public policy concerns. For more information, visit: https://www.socialsciences.cornell.edu/
This position is designed to start by covering the Program and Communications Coordinator's position during a planned absence over the course of a year and eventually develop into providing support for new and emerging programming. Based on available funds and the success of the candidate, this position may be extended beyond the initial term.
This position contributes to the CCSS by providing administrative support including office and technology support. This position also provides support in two key areas:
Coordinate programming for existing programs, like the fellows program, as needed, This may include arranging faculty residencies at the CCSS and events such as lectures and forums, professional development panels and workshops, project and committee meetings, and search-related activities etc.
Small grants administration: This position will help manage the biannual small grants program: including program publicity and web presence; the review and decision process; refining policies, maintaining records, and documenting the success of the program.This position will also coordinate new programming, special projects, and emerging initiatives as assigned.
Promote the CCSS, disseminate the results of Cornell's social science research, and advertise opportunities for Cornell's social scientists via the CCSS website, social media, newsletters, reports, listserv content, posters, and more.
Associate's degree or technical/vocational school degree with two to four years of high-level administrative support, to include program coordination/project management/event coordination and communications responsibilities, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Able to work and concentrate remotely from home. Excellent interpersonal skills (written and verbal) and attention to detail are required. Must have professional demeanor, ability to multi-task effectively, maintain confidentiality, and use good judgment. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook. Experience with website maintenance, photo editing, and desktop publishing software a plus. Must have ability to work independently, think critically, set priorities, and adapt to the changing demands of an enterprise with a diverse and variable agenda. Shows initiative, anticipates needs, problem solves effectively, communicates in an inclusive manner, and suggests and implements ways to improve performance and offer quality programming. Accurate record keeping using moderately complex spreadsheets and effective teamwork skills required.
Bachelor's degree or coursework in the social sciences is preferred. Experience working in an academic environment is preferred, ideally in the social sciences. Working knowledge of some University web-based systems (Workday, e-Shop, Lyris, Localist online calendar, and Box) and other web-based systems (social media, Constant Contact, and Doodle /WhenIsGood polling) preferred.
Note: This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, one-year term position, with the potential to be extended based on available funding and the success of the candidate. This position will start out remotely, but will move to an in-person position once the staff of the CCSS return to the office.
When applying, please attach BOTH a cover letter and resume with your application.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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