Undergraduate Coordinator - Student Services Asst. V
Department of Food Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
In keeping with Cornell's Land Grant Mission to create and apply knowledge with a public purpose, the Department of Food Science strives to apply the principles of science and engineering to ensure the nutritional value, safety and quality of foods in the United States and around the globe. Our programs integrate the disciplines of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, biotechnology and engineering to ensure that all people have access to healthy, affordable food. Our faculty, staff and students are making a difference in the lives of people throughout the world.
The Undergraduate Coordinator exercises a high level of independent judgment in a leadership role with guidance from the Department Business Manager, as well as the Undergraduate Directors for Viticulture & Enology (V&E) and Food Science (FS), in a team and service oriented environment.
The Undergraduate Coordinator will work directly with the Undergraduate Directors and faculty committees on a regular basis regarding curriculum development, student enrollment and recruitment, and program expansion. Specific responsibilities include scheduling and facilitating V&E Teaching Steering Committee and FS Curriculum Committee meetings; overseeing the development and management of the V&E and FS student internship program; organizing orientation and team building activities for V&E and FS students; providing editorial and content support for e-newsletters, websites, blogs, and articles in diverse media venues; and coordinating publicity for V&E and FS majors. The coordinator will also work with faculty to advise current and prospective V&E and FS students on academic requirements, as well as admission requirements and procedures.
This position requires general support for the FS department and its academic programs. Specific responsibilities include, maintenance of course listings and administrative support for student clubs, assisting the FS Curriculum Committee with the course approval and creation process, course maintenance via several course management systems (PeopleSoft, CCI, Acalog, BRIO, etc.) at the College and University levels, administration of the senior capstone course, and further developing the course validation process.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, serving as the primary point of contact for prospective students; planning and implementing visits and events to recruit prospective students; creating yearly reports; and planning and implementing events including orientation, commencement and award ceremonies.
Start date for this position will range between mid June to mid July 2019.
Associate's degree; technical/vocational school degree; 2 but less than 4 years of experience or equivalent.
Knowledge of the undergraduate admission process and event planning
Proven ability to function in a multicultural environment is critical
Working knowledge of standard office productivity software including word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access), e-mail (Outlook), and internet access.Strong customer service skills.
Knowledge of current social media (e.g., Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn).
Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, demonstrate flexibility, adapt to changes and provide consistent and accurate information.
High level of initiative to anticipate needs of program and fulfill program objectives with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with report preparation and analysis.
Ability to independently coordinate programs and manage activities is essential.
Ability to provide effective academic guidance to the department's current and prospective students.
Ability to work under general supervision.
Possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and demonstrate accuracy in spelling and grammar.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. Driver check will be conducted.
Be able to travel with undergraduate students for multi-day trips
Be able to travel overnight and up to 5 to 6 days (limited to 2 or 3 trips per year); must be able to work on weekends and week nights for required events (limited to several times a year).
Ability to operate a 12 passenger van.
Bachelors or MS degree
Experience in student services, Food Science, Horticulture or related field or combination of education and equivalent experience.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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