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Assistant Director of Global Operations

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
$79,901.00 - $97,657.00
Closing date
Oct 28, 2023

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Administration, Finance, Operations
Knowledge Communities
International Education Leadership
Position Type
Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

Assistant Director of Global Operations

The Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs (OVPIA) ( provides strategic leadership for global engagement and internationalization at Cornell University—connecting, informing, and supporting the University’s international activities. The vice provost oversees and manages Cornell’s global partnerships, and supports and facilitates global activities for colleges, faculty, staff, and students.


Who We Are:


Within the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs, Global Operations is an ambitious, cross-functional team dedicated to providing the Cornell community with high quality customer service and holistic preparation and solutions for international collaborations, projects, travel, and operations. Its portfolio includes:


  • International contract management and advising; utilizing a contract management platform to manage templates and workflow Consulting on legal, tax, and regulatory compliance abroad Management of Cornell’s legal entities in China and India, including HR, tax, payroll, accounting, service agreements, corporate compliance, and corporate secretarial services International HR and other staffing needs abroad Strategic international partnership management, including Global Hubs International travel health, safety, and security

What You Will Do:


Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Global Operations and Strategy, the Assistant Director of Global Operations is part of the Global Operations team responsible for Finance, HR, and Consulting. The position provides support to Cornell faculty, staff and students conducting educational, research, service, or professional services abroad. The position works closely with the Director of International HR and other subject matter experts across the institution including Tax, Cash Management, Office of Sponsored Programs, Risk Management and Insurance, and the Office of General Counsel, and Colleges/Schools.


Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. The Office of Global Learning (OGL) is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA). As such, we share the mission of developing and supporting global learning activities across the Cornell University community—in Ithaca, New York City, and the world. As a comprehensive international education unit, our office helps Cornellians from around the world grow as global learners. Our team coordinates education abroad experiences for Cornell students, advises international students and scholars on federal immigration and labor regulations, supports the engagement and success of international students and scholars into the Cornell community, and promotes cross-cultural competency on campus and beyond.

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