Student Engagement Coordinator - Cornell Law School at Cornell University in ithaca, New York

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

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.

What you will do:

Reporting to the Director of Student Services in the Dean of Students Office, the Student Engagement Coordinator works independently to implement DOS-sponsored events that advance our priority initiatives: student wellness and diversity, inclusion, and Belonging at Cornell. The coordinator also plans student-focused activities and signature programs across all JD student-facing advising offices at Cornell Law School. Responsibilities include:

  • Networking extensively with Law School and campus colleagues to develop successful and impactful student-focused events, ensuring that the key priorities of student wellness and diversity, inclusion, and belonging are incorporated throughout.

  • Managing a number of highly visible student-directed symposia and career conferences involving employers, prominent alumni, judges, and recognized scholars in their respective fields.

  • Coordinating major Law School events such as awards ceremonies, Orientation, Convocation, and the Law School's participation in University Commencement.

  • Advising law student organizations, monitoring the overall health of the organizations, as well as ensuring that students leaders have the proper resources and skills to succeed. This includes creating and implementing leadership trainings for student organization executive board positions and providing guidance to faculty advisors as needed.

  • Serving as a liaison between the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission (GPSAFC) and student organizations regarding funding, requirements, directives, and reimbursements.

  • Administering Law School related funding for student activities.

  • Ensuring compliance with University policies and guidelines for various events and activities.

  • Determining schedule for various programs across the student services initiative or offered by student organizations, ensuring equity in scheduling and minimizing direct and indirect event conflicts.

What we need:

  • Associate's degree and 2-4 years of experience or equivalent.

  • Dynamic, innovative, detail-oriented, organized team player.

  • Ability to complete responsibilities with little or no guidance.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong internal working relationships with students, faculty, staff, University financial and planning departments, and strong external working relationships with alumni, legal employers in the public and private sectors, judges, scholars, and vendors.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with organizational/project management, time management, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong service orientation, commitment to collaboration and innovation, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible with changingpriorities.

  • Demonstrated stewardship managing budgets.

  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy, and resolve problems using creative and innovative solutions.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, leveraging technology to maximize efficiencies.

  • Availability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

We'd prefer a Bachelor's degree. Demonstrated competence in event planning, programming, budgeting, and office management. Experience with student clubs/organizations/government. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, presentation, website editing and electronic communications. Experience with Cornell procurement and accounting systems.

Rewards & Benefits:

  • Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.

  • Cornell has also 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.

To apply:

  • please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume.

No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is provided for this position.

University Job Title:

Event/Conference Coord II



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Liz Flint

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