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Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is looking for an engaged and passionate DEI Program Associate who would be a community builder and program leader developing strong relationships with students, faculty/staff, and other constituents to foster a sense of belonging and enhance the supportive environment at the CVM. The DEI Program Associate will work to strengthen awareness and dialogue and build effective DEI related programs and practices.
What you will do:
Create and coordinate communication and distribution of resources with internal and external stakeholders in support of the Office of Inclusion and Academic Excellence (OIAE) activities.
Curate digital content and recommend posts for social media engagement related to DEI along with collaborating with marketing to capitalize on social media accounts and influencers to drive internal and external awareness and support.
Assist in creating presentations and training materials to support DEI efforts and may also lead meetings in support of the program.
Supports development, reporting, and forecast of metrics for DEI programs and activities along with participation in quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
Design and coordinate event details for programs and projects, including events, meetings and retreats related to DEI initiatives in accordance with the OIAE plan.
Support institutional efforts related to and in alignment with the DEI mission and strategic plan.
Catalog DEI articles and most current research and resources and collect and track relevant data associated with DEI initiatives, along with measuring and forecasting diversity metrics.
Provide faculty and staff with multicultural educational resources to support them in their work and assist their professional development around DEI.
Coordinate multiple input requests from the university (e.g., collecting information for assessment and planning purposes, drafting documents for review, etc.) and training needs (material prep, communication reminders, room scheduling, etc.)
Manage and respond to internal inquiries about DEI initiatives and activities.
Provide support for DEI Committees, Taskforce, Leadership Council, and cultural giving networks, and internal working groups and staff affinity groups.
Complete other administrative duties as assigned.
What do you have:
Bachelor's degree and three to five years progressively responsible administrative support experience, preferably in a fundraising environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Project coordination/management experience along with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding access, equity, diversity, inclusion, implicit bias, and systemic racism.
Deep commitment to and demonstrated success discussing, integrating, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout a complex and dynamic organization.
Immense self-motivation and demonstrated high dependability
Proven capability of working independently with the ability to efficiently and effectively prioritize work and problem solve without much direct supervision.
Excellent skills in the use of Google and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and experience in translating data into meaningful charts and dashboards.
Exceptional verbal and written communication, presentation skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills
Experience in working effectively and influencing decision-makers with a variety of personalities in a fast-paced, progressive environment.
Careful attention to detail, accuracy in performing job duties, and acts with a sense of urgency.
Discretion and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
Experience in creating databases and generating reports from a variety of internal databases.
Close familiarity with and commitment to higher education preferred.
Comfort with personal computers and software programs for retrieving, organizing, and researching data gathering and manipulation.
A high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings, and a high degree of creative initiative.
What's in it for you:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell's benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Cornell's leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
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.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.
Animal Lover? Interested in animal and human health? This is the place for you. Unlimited opportunities to see firsthand, how animals are taken care of and how CVM lives by its mission.
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
Who we are and what we do:
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal health, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.
Ours is a value-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. CVM is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and implementation of scientific knowledge to improve the health and well-being of animals and people.
This position is located in Ithaca, NY.
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