Cornell University Domestic Logistics Coordinator in Ithaca, New York

Engaged Cornell is a new and evolving university initiative that establishes community engagement in teaching, learning, and research as a hallmark of the Cornell experience. Colleges and units across the university provide educational outreach functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant University and support its global public engagement strategy. The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) collaborateswith schools, colleges, and units across Cornell campuses to develop, support, and implement plans pertaining to the university's Engaged Cornell (EC) initiative. Administered by OEI, the Domestic Logistics Coordinator is charged with supporting colleges and units throughout Cornell to facilitate access to US-based, off-campus educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

The Domestic Logistics Coordinator will serve as Cornell's chief liaison for providing, compiling and maintaining resources that support operations associated with domestic off-campus learning experiences, including those in community engagement. The Coordinator will play a key role in removing barriers for student participation in off-campus experiences throughout the US and streamline operational processes to facilitate this involvement. The Coordinator will leverage off-campus resources and connections to clarify and provide consistency on issues related to risk management, transportation, and housing for students, faculty and staff involved in these efforts. The Coordinator's responsibilities will also include: the identification of necessary resources; cultivation of best practices; and the promotion of helpful tools to expand opportunities for domestic off-campus learning. It is anticipated that the Coordinator will liaise closely with established operational staff from Global Cornell, which supports similar international efforts.

As OEI continues to expand its work to involve students in the public engagement mission of Cornell, the Domestic Logistics Coordinator will contribute to the development of quality processes, procedures, and capacity building that optimize off-campus programs. The Domestic Logistics Coordinator will be based in Ithaca, NY, and work under the supervision of the Executive Director of OEI.

This position is a full-time, two year term with possibility of renewal based on business need and funding, based in Ithaca, New York. Occasional domestic travel (approximately 5%) may be required.

Required Qualifications:

Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, 2 years college coursework, or Associates Degree; more than 6 years' experience of progressive professional experience in operations, including substantial work with international or domestic research, grants, or educational programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong written and oral communications skills with the ability to clearly present to a diverse group of constituents. Sophisticated interpersonal skills are required to manage often competing agendas of key stakeholders involved in off-campus program development and the need to scale efforts to satisfy needs across the university. Experience and understanding of financial, partnership, and contracting principles, student travel logistics, risk management, and internal controls. Demonstrated ability to assess and articulate operational practices, risks, gaps, and potential improvements. Ability to analyze and interpret regulatory language, train others, and apply rules to university facts and circumstance. Advanced knowledge and experience in Microsoft office suite. Occasional travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in university environments on off-campus student programs would be of added value. Familiarity in the community engagement field would be of added value.

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Administrative Asst V
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Contact Name:
Brenda Joly
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