| The Department of Microbiology within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University has eleven active research laboratories. It serves as the home Department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with more than 40 affiliated faculty members) and provides a center of expertise for numerous aspects of microbial biology. The faculty and staff offer numerous advanced courses for both undergraduate and graduate level students. Research within the Department is focused on Prokaryotic Biology and Environmental Microbiology and includes specific expertise in molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, microbial cell biology, bioremediation, symbionts, pathogens, and ecosystems.|
In a team and service-oriented environment, provide a full range of high level, professional administrative support to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) while providing guidance to graduate students and other Field faculty members. This includes interpretation, communication and application of policy. Act as liaison between graduate students, the Graduate School, the Bursar Office, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the DGS in the Field of Microbiology. Coordinate the graduate admissions process. Assist in recruitment activities. Represent the Field of Microbiology at various meetings. Ensure timely student registration, especially for those students receiving aid. Create and update publications and electronic information relevant to the field including website information. Coordinate and process exam schedules, committee nominations and other relevant graduate forms for students. Work with the Graduate School regarding all new field faculty nominations, resignations or retirements. Provide administrative support to department faculty and teaching staff. Provide detailed administrative support for BioMI 2911 (General Microbiology Laboratory). Serve as department contact for sending and receiving packages. Review and submit to the BSC for payment all shipping related bills (FedEx and UPS). Under very general direction from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, provide a broad range of administrative support for all aspects of the undergraduate program in Microbiology. Serve as primary contact person for all matters related to the undergraduate program. Coordinate and maintain the on-line Courses of Study Directory. Schedule exams through University Registrar's Office; secure rooms for classes/sections. Coordinate grade submissions. Coordinate and oversee the Department's Graduation/Awards ceremony during Commencement weekend; this will require working graduation weekend (usually no more than half a day). This position is full-time and will be located in Ithaca, New York.
Formal Training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, 2 years of college coursework, or Associates Degree; more than 4 years but less than 6 years' experience in an administrative position. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion, integrity, discretion and professionalism. Must exhibit good judgment creativity, and problem-solving and handle sensitive/confidential material. Demonstrated record of successfully providing exceptional customer service, strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as ability to take initiative and handle ongoing activities while using sound judgment and paying close attention to details. Demonstrated record of successfully providing exceptional customer service, strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as ability to take initiative and paying close attention to details. Proven ability to troubleshoot, adapt to and make recommendations for change/improvements.
Accomplishing tasks that are urgent; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a wide range of choices.
Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Must be flexible and receptive to new ideas and approaches.
Demonstrated positive work ethic, take initiative to meet challenges with resourcefulness and tack. Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment while working under pressure. Manage frequent interruptions while supporting the efforts of an overall team and fostering a respectful work environment. Must be able to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities as needed. Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
Prior experience in academic setting helpful and/or supporting academic program activities.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
University Job Title:Student Services Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Alisa Gardner
Number of Openings:1
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