Administrative Assistant (Hybrid); Ithaca, NY
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Administrative Assistant (Hybrid)
About the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within the SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
About the College of Business Human Resources
The College of Business Human Resources team supports the recruiting and hiring, on-boarding, and off-boarding, training and development, employee relations, leaves, compensation and staffing, reward & recognition, visa tracking and processing, student employment, payroll, and policy administration for approximately 345 staff, 125 union, 230 academics, 75 visiting academics, 100 temporary employees, and 700 student employees.
What We Need
As a university founded to be a place where “…any person can find instruction in any study,” diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission. We strive to be a welcoming, caring, healthy, and equitable community where students, faculty, and staff with different backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and experiences can learn, innovate, and work in an environment of respect, and feel empowered to engage in any community conversation. As a member of the Cornell University community, it is important to recognize our shared responsibility to each other to cultivate a culture of inclusion for all. Cornell Core values
As an individual contributor you will model and support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing and continually seek to understand how your role, behaviors, and actions impact the success of this culture.
While position responsibilities vary greatly, the Skills for Success and Leadership Skills for Success are foundational to what is expected of every employee and leader working at Cornell. These skills are essential for individual and organizational success. Staff Skills for Success; Leadership Skills for Success
While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
This position will serve the college HR team and the Associate Dean of Staff & Academic Administration in project management and support functions focusing on events and communication; on-boarding and off-boarding support for temporary staff and visiting academic populations; budget monitoring and prep; shared folder, template letter, and personnel folder maintenance; calendar, travel, and meeting support; and special projects and reporting. High level of initiative, skill, judgement, and confidentiality required.
This is a great role for anyone with strong administrative skills who is interested in the Human Resources field.
- Associates degree and 3-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and formal training.
- Strong event planning experience.
- Experience writing or putting newsletters together as well as Intranet or website creation and maintenance.
- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow-through.
- Experience with electronic calendar management and travel arrangements.
- Strong computer and technical skills – MS Office suite, Zoom.
- Ability to multi-task and take direction from multiple people.
- Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color.
- Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
- Possess a high level of confidentiality.
Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York and will provide hybrid work flexibility.
No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.
- Experience in Human Resources
Rewards and Benefits
- Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
- Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.
- Follow this link to learn more about the Total Rewards of Working at Cornell: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/your-total-rewards.
- Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-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.
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University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:
$24.01 – $27.91
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
- Prior relevant work or industry experience
- Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
- Unique applicable skills
- Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
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