As a Program Assistant for Entrepreneurship Programs, you will be an integral part of our Program and Operations Team, which works collaboratively across all of our entrepreneurship programs. Our team is committed to delivering effective support, ensuring accountability, and maintaining consistency for program participants and directors. We're looking for an enthusiastic individual who can handle a wide range of programmatic and administrative tasks while exercising good judgment to resolve complex situations.
Program Coordination: Collaborate with Program Directors and Managers to establish event program timelines, define application and reporting periods, and identify key dates for content sessions and networking events.
Communication: Manage communication with program participants and attend/support programmatic events to ensure smooth coordination.
Application Process: Coordinate the application and interview process for cohort-based entrepreneurship programs, ensuring a seamless experience for applicants.
Meeting Management: Schedule and track meetings for our team of Entrepreneurs in Residence, enabling effective collaboration.
Financial Support: Provide support for reimbursement requests from program participants, maintaining financial accuracy.
Physical Space Oversight: Ensure the smooth operation of our programmatic space, including audio/visual equipment, to create a conducive environment for entrepreneurship activities.
System Management: Maintain staff access and troubleshoot minor issues related to the various systems used to support our programs, ensuring operational efficiency.
This is a full-time, 1-year term, endowed position that is based in Ithaca, NY. There is a possibility of term extension based on available funding and performance. This position follows a 3:2 campus-to-home hybrid work schedule. Work hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.
What We Need
We are looking for an enthusiastic team member who can handle a wide range of programmatic and administrative tasks, has attention to detail, and can exercise good judgement to resolve complex situations. Additionally, you will:
Hold an Associate’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate interpersonal skills; work well with others and work independently to organize multiple tasks.
Take initiative and operate with self-direction in a fast-paced work environment.
Thoughtfully balance conflicting priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Organize projects quickly and set and meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of accuracy and quality.
Be eager to learn, be willing to make changes when needed.
Adapt quickly under pressure.
Be passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
If you possess these experiences and skills this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, to include:
Experience coordinating programs.
Experience using systems like Airtable, Box, Calendly, Excel, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Qualtrics, Salesforce, Zoom, etc.
A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position.
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.