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.
This position is located at the Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) at Shackelton Point on the southern shore of Oneida Lake in Bridgeport, NY, close to the city of Syracuse. For over sixty years, the CBFS has the primary site at Cornell University for aquatic research and education, specializing in the study of fisheries and limnology. This research has addressed issues of changing ecosystems within the lakes of New York State, the Great Lakes and freshwater resources across the globe, collaborating with national and international researchers to explore the effects of invasive species and climate change on aquatic ecosystems. CBFS also has active education programs focusing on communities within and beyond Cornell University. These efforts include a summer internship program for Cornell undergraduate students, graduate student research projects, seminars for academic researchers, continuing professional education and other community outreach efforts.
This position will work under the Director of the CBFS and provide administrative support across several projects and functions, coordinating activities according to the priorities and overall program goals set by the Director. The Administrative Assistant will work with the CBFS Director as well as on-site senior scientists on a daily basis. When the Director is not on-site, the incumbent will be responsible for making some independent decisions using the priorities and expectations given by the Director, and for keeping the Director appraised of progress and issues as they arise. Responsibilities will include general station management support including financial activities, support of conferences and meetings, general support of scientists, staff and visitors, ordering and inventorying equipment and supplies, providing external relations including serving a primary contact for outreach and general communications and maintaining station networks and computers.
Initial appointment for 2 years with reappointment depending on performance and availability of funds
* High School Diploma; more than 2 years relevant experience in a busy office setting and proven knowledge of administrative support functions.
* Working knowledge of computers (hardware and software).
* Evidence of ability to function independently.
* Must be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work.
* Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
* Visual concentration, attention to detail and manual dexterity are required.
* Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
* Ability to lift 20 pounds.
* Must have and maintain a valid driver s license.
* Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
* Bachelor s degree or equivalent that includes science courses.
* Experience in office and field station management.
* Proficiency in computer programs such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint and in electronic (incl. web) communications.
* Background in environmental sciences, aquatic ecology and/or fisheries.
UNIVERSITY JOB TITLE:Administrative Asst III
PAY RATE TYPE:Hourly
CONTACT NAME:Alisa Gardner
NUMBER OF OPENINGS:1
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