Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
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.
As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continues to transform graduate business education to better prepare graduates for success in tomorrow's business world. Johnson provides cutting-edge learning experiences that immerse students sooner and deeper in their chosen fields. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Johnson students can access the full power of educational and research opportunities across the university to reach deeper competency in their industries and areas of interest. Johnson offers seven different MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and is home to award-winning faculty and research.
Johnson's Student Services team serves as an essential nexus between Johnson's students and its faculty and staff. Together, the group is broadly responsible for creating the conditions to allow Johnson students to have a world-class academic, co-curricular, and community experience that meets their academic, professional, and personal goals. The Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA Program within Johnson is a unique dual degree MBA program offered in partnership with the PCB School of Finance at Tsinghua University. This 2-year program is delivered in both English and Mandarin and is based primarily in Beijing with some classroom sessions located on our Ithaca and NYC campuses.
The Program Assistant will provide dedicated logistical and academic support to the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA Program. This position includes working with the Program Director to facilitate the operational schedule for the residential sessions in the Fall and the Spring semesters. During the program's residential sessions, the Program Assistant is responsible for planning and coordinating a wide array of events while providing academic support to the teaching faculty.
Reporting to the Director of the Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA Program, the Program Assistant's primary responsibilities will be to provide support in these main areas:
Work with Program Director to provide classroom support to faculty teaching in Cornell-Tsinghua FMBA program. This includes electronic course packets, Canvas support, grades and exams.
Draft course schedule based on faculty availability and preferences for residential sessions and make changes accordingly. Update and maintain complete course schedule for both Tsinghua and Cornell classes.
Act as liaison between Tsinghua and Johnson Faculty, Directors and Program Director.
Process the acceptance letters, tuition payments and tracking of each student, and also assisting with the I-20 process.
Assist in answering questions from prospective students and help to solve issues as they come up on an individual basis.
Organize and maintain applicant information and acceptance package materials; mark and locate missing information.
EventPlanning & Coordination
Responsible for logistics associated with Cornell-Tsinghua FMBA's residential sessions which include hotel reservations, coordinating group transportation, large event planning, coordinating daily agendas, overseeing menu and reservations for dinners and receptions, signing contracts for events, and arranging local interest tours.
Maintain keen attention to food preferences and a firm understanding of cultural and environmental differences.
Responsible for creating spreadsheets to track estimated vs. actual costs associated with the residential program in order for the Director to budget appropriately.
Track relevant data for the program such as student attendance, admission metrics, survey responses, etc.
Associate's degree; minimum of 1-2 years' of relevant work experience or equivalent.
Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, scheduling tools (Outlook), and Zoom Video Conferencing.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, problem-solving skills and ability to effectively work both independently and as a part of a team.
Proven commitment to providing excellent customer service.
Ability to manage multiple tasks within a fast-paced diverse setting, with attention to detail and ability to make quick and appropriate decisions.
Excellent project management, event planning, and follow-up skills.
Flexibility to support occasional evening and weekend programs and events as needed.
Prior higher education experience with interest or experience in diversity and inclusion, admissions, alumni affairs, corporate relations, marketing/communications and/or student services highly desirable.
Understanding of Chinese culture is a plus.
Experience using Canvas.
The SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell 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 identities to apply. If interested in applying we highly encourage you to include a cover letter in your application so we can better understand your interest in the position.
This position is full-time and is eligible for benefits. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: Cornell Benefits. No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is available for this position.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines requires New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
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