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Undergraduate Experience Coordinator - Dept. of Economics (CAS) - Student Services Associate I

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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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.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive and creates a sense of belonging for all.

The incumbent will be tasked with taking charge of the student experience in the Undergraduate Economics Program, primarily during students' time at Cornell, but also to some extent after they graduate. While a significant part of the job will involve coordinating academic advising and providing support activities for the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), another important component is to develop, build, and implement new programs to bring together economics majors; to build and maintain affinity among economics undergraduate majors; and to proactively communicate with undergraduates on a variety of topics.

Specific responsibilities include:

Provide student services and advance student experiences: Take charge of the undergraduate economics community. This person will be housed in an office directly attached to the economics department undergraduate student lounge, and will be expected to regularly interact with undergraduate students to provide direction and support. Coordinate events (commencement, lunches, informal gatherings, networking, etc.). Engage in regular communications with the undergraduate economics community via email. More generally, be creative and proactive in generating ideas for programs and activities that will engage and excite the undergraduate economics community.

Coordinate academic advising: Coordinate, support, and facilitate academic advising between faculty (approximately 55) and undergraduate majors (approximately 450 ), and minors. Provide front-line advising on freshman and transfer student orientation, formal requirements of the Economics Major, assessments of progress toward the Economics Major, required forms, and other general guidance. Ensure that students meet with their faculty advisors to discuss academic planning and long-run career goals. Regularly review and update department website to reflect current University and College advising policy.

Alumni affairs: Collaborate with the Economics Department Chair and other department staff to keep alumni economics students connected to the Cornell Economics Department. Track economics alumni and engage in regular communications with them.

The Undergraduate Experience Coordinator will need to coordinate with existing staff to accomplish some of the tasks above.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in the social sciences or related area, with 3 years academic advising and program management experience or equivalent combination. Prior supervisory experience with the ability to effectively lead and articulate clear expectations with staff, students and others. The ability to independently manage activities and programs is essential. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences on a wide range of sensitive matters. Must be committed to providing excellent service to students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. High degree of professionalism, discretion, and judgment required and sensitivity and confidentiality in dealing with students. Proficiency in computer database and spreadsheet applications is required. Experience using social media, email marketing platforms and online surveys.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent in student personnel, counseling, education or related area preferred. 4+ years of experience working in higher education with a focus on student affairs initiatives. Experience and familiarity with website management applications, Instagram, MailChimp and Qualtrics surveys.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 27, 2023. To be considered, you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.

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

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

University Job Title:

Student Svc Assoc I

Job Family:

Student Services



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Pay Range:

$54,055.00 - $58,143.00



Contact Name:

Tara Wilder

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