Cornell University Administrative Assistant IV, Office of Public Service - Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

Since its founding in 1887, Cornell Law School has fostered a commitment to public service. Scores of our graduates have emerged as leaders in social justice movements and government practice. The Office of Public Service is dedicated to assisting current students and alumni who seek to incorporate public service into their legal careers.

What you will do:
Work independently to provide high-level, front-line administrative assistance to the Office of Public Service at Cornell Law School. Coordinate and perform a wide variety of administrative support activities including organizing various programs and events, arranging travel, submitting reimbursements, drafting correspondence, scheduling meetings and managing calendars, processing transactions and maintaining the office budget, entering Public Service job postings. Work closely with the Assistant Dean on all aspects of the Public Interest Fellowship Program.

What we need:
W e need an individual who will function as an effective member of the Public Interest team; promote quality in all tasks; support the goals of the organization in a professional manner, and create a professional atmosphere. Specifically we need an individual with the following traits:

  • As sociate's degree or technical/vocational school degree and 1-2 years of experience in administrative support, or equivalent.
  • Work successfully under pressure in a fast paced, team-oriented setting, handle multiple tasks and prioritize work on projects happening simultaneously.
  • Show initiative and be proactive when dealing with event coordination and room scheduling.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with organizational, planning, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong service orientation and attention to detail.
  • Friendly customer service and ability to interact well with diverse populations.
  • Handle high-volumes of work during peak periods.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, presentation, and electronic communications.

We prefer an individual with a bachelor's degree.and proficiency with desktop applications such as word processing/formatting, website maintenance, and event scheduling and coordination. Experience with Common Spot, Symplicity, cloud based file sharing programs (i.e. Box, Dropbox), and Cornell procurement and accounting systems. Ability to navigate various technological platforms. Interest in public service and related legal and social issues.

Please attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

Visa sponsorship for this position is not available.

No relocation assistance available.

University Job Title:
Administrative Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:
Contact Name:
Liz Flint
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