Graduate Education Specialist at Cornell University in ithaca, New York

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

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.

Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has a strong commitment to graduate education and is dedicated to promoting research in biomedical and biological sciences that will advance the health and welfare of animals and humans. The Office of Graduate Education is seeking a Graduate Education Specialist to provide high-level support to the college's mission toward graduate education, supporting the Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) Program, the DVM seeking PhD degree program, the Combined DVM-PhD program, and the Veterinary Investigator Program (VIP).

Under very general direction, in a customer service oriented and proactive manner, this position will be responsible for the following:
- Provide students services to the Biomedical & Biological Sciences (BBS) PhD program including: advising current students on matters related to their graduate studies, reviewing Student Annual Progress Reports via Dynamic Forms online system, providing information to prospective students; reviewing and processing PhD applications, which includes managing CollegeNET, the web-based application system, and advising faculty regarding graduate membership into Cornell Graduate School
- Project leader for the Veterinary Investigator Summer Program (VIP), which includes: preparing program timeline and calendar, managing admissions process, working with program director to match trainees with trainers, maintain and update website, and supervise undergraduate VIP student coordinator.
- Providing graduate education administration, including: assisting in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies and participating in recruitment functions, partner with Grad Ed Manager in the planning of annual graduate student events, administering funds associated with student stipend, tuition, and health insurance financial awards, as well as conference travel grants. Assist in the submission of institutional training grants; which includes gathering data, maintaining up to date database and preparing reports as requested. Assisting with strategic planning initiatives and implementation, including; assisting in defining strategies to develop and increase services to the graduate student community; assisting in methods to increase visibility; prepare and initiate reports as requested for use at the college, university, and state levels.

We are seeking a candidate who possesses the ability to develop meaningful relationships with many different individuals (faculty, students and staff); who demonstrates professionalism and strong customer service skills in a fast pace environment. Ability to pay great attention to detail; has the ability to prioritize, multitask and exercise confidentiality; has the ability to think independently and question appropriately; and maintains a high degree of enthusiasm for and commitment to the services that our office provides.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's with 2-4 years of related administrative or program coordination experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) are required. Must handle difficult or stressful situations with courtesy, tact, firmness, and sensitivity, while maintaining strict confidentiality at all times. Must demonstrate professionalism, sound judgment, and exemplary customer service skills. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to multitask and perform tasks very independently. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multi-task with competitive deadlines while maintaining accuracy, attention to detail, strong organizational skills and time management skills are essential to achieve the team's objectives. Ability to take the initiative in learning new technologies and implementing new processes and procedures. Excellent computer skills with demonstrated competency in a variety of PC software programs, including MS Office Suite is required. Experience with the planning and execution of events. Valid driver's license also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in student services office preferred.

University Job Title:Coord Program I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Company:Contract College
Contact Name:Carolyn Chow
Number of Openings:1

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