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Cornell University Assistant Director for Inclusive Graduate Student Success & ACS Bridge Program i in Ithaca, New York

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.
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About the Office of Diversity Programs in Engineering
The Office of Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) offers a comprehensive portfolio of programs at the precollege, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels which facilitate the recruitment, development, retention, and success of all members of the engineering community, but especially those from minoritized backgrounds and/or historically underrepresented in engineering. DPE advances diversity, equity, and inclusion reflective of the College of Engineering's strategic plan, which enables community members from all backgrounds and cultures to thrive and succeed at Cornell.

About the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
Cornell's Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) has a long and distinguished history of successfully educating leaders for a wide variety of industries and academia. Graduates have major impacts on the chemical, consumer, pharmaceutical, petroleum, electronic, biotechnology, and biomedical industries. CBE launched and houses Ezra's Bridge a first-of-its-kind at Cornell University, transitional MS program within (CBE) department with the purpose of fostering excellence and promoting students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds to address a national gap in representation of these groups among chemical science PhDs.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The over-arching goal for this position is to positively impact and enhance access to Cornell Engineering as well as the engineering graduate student experience. Thus, you are a highly organized, pro-active, and forward-thinking professional to implement and deliver programming to achieve goals by strategically developing and/or managing programs and services. This role couples relationship-driven leadership with results-oriented management. You are big picture focused as well as attune to details related to successful outcomes and innovative solutions. While modeling inclusive behavior, you interact and collaboratively work with students, faculty, staff, and other internal and external collaborators advancing graduate student access and success. As an intrinsically motivated leader, you are flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment as well as a self-starter who can receive direction as well as manage up.

Contribute to a high functioning work group that fosters a positive, engaged work environment as well as contribute broadly across programs within the office of Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE).

Report to the Director of DPE with a dotted line to the Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

Provide leadership and supporting activities to advance the recruitment and retention of graduate students with a special focus on racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic groups underrepresented in STEM.

Manage and execute the ACS Bridge Program goals:

Support of academic leadership: Partner with the Directors for strategic planning, event and scheduling of meetings and dissemination of information to relevant stakeholders.

Communications: Manage communications among Bridge Fellows and program administration; ensure coordination and organization with the Executive Committee, Professional Development Team, Faculty Mentors, Mentoring Committee Members and the External Advisory Board

Financial Oversight: Exercise control over expenditures; execute appropriate transaction authority; oversee preparation of financial reports; analyze financial data and recommend modifications to operations as indicated by findings; establish relationship with CBE finance Office to ensure appropriate transactional processing

Admissions: In conjunction with the executive committee collaborate on Bridge Fellow admissions and collaborate with the graduate school to implement best practices in recruitment and evaluation

Program Management: Coordinate with the Executive Committee and Mentoring Committee to stay connected to Fellows and track their progress in their PhD. Aide in development of academic enrichment and professional course modules for the Bridge Fellows that will augment the selection of technical courses they can take; Coordinate with program administration on development and implementation of professional development modules for the fellows on topics including self-advocacy, leadership training, teamwork training and translation of science

Reporting: Responsible for data collection and analysis, along with recommendations and considerations for planning. Includes, annual report to PI's/funder, annual communication to university and external stakeholders, continuous improvement learning briefs, real time media and phone reports to relevant leadership for program adjustments, ongoing collaborative communication for data collection planning. Creation of interim and ongoing reports.

Manage and execute inclusive graduate student success initiatives:

Specialized Recruitment & Relationship Development

Manage and coordinate recruitment and advanced degree pathway building focusing on Indigenous, Black, and Hispanic serving institutions, organizations, and programs

Identify trends and apply best practices in recruitment and retention of graduate students from minoritized backgrounds

Maintain and grow collaborative relationships with departments/units regarding inclusive recruitment efforts that enrich the student experience

Exercise sound and ethical judgement when representing/acting on behalf of the program, the College of Engineering and the University to various internal and external constituents/entities and engage to ensure recruitment of a diverse cohort of graduate students

Travel and institute and/or maintain consistent presence at fairs and conferences that convene students from diverse backgrounds in STEM

Develop recruitment and promotional materials

Program Management & Student Support

Manage the strategy, development, implementation, and assessment of current and new initiatives to meet identified needs surrounding overall success, retention, belonging and inclusion of graduate students from prioritized groups.

Implement and oversee inclusive mentoring and professional development initiatives and best practices for effective graduate student mentoring through programming, training, and connection with existing campus programs

Design and implement on-ramp activities for incoming diversity graduate fellows

Form and sustain partnerships with stakeholders and key offices on campus to support diversity and inclusion initiatives related to graduate students

Manage website content and distribute information about DPE to internal and external audiences.

Advise existing and support development of new supportive communities among graduate students from historically underrepresented groups within in Engineering as well as promote their collaboration with other departments, student organizations, corporate partners, and faculty

Data Management

Perform data collection and analysis along with recommendations and considerations for planning and reporting for programs within the position's portfolio

Prepare progress reports and proposal for stewardship letters, granting entities, college, and university administration.

WHAT WE NEED:
The ideal candidate will have a proactive approach to taking ownership of their work, impact, and results. As a continuous learner who a has a demonstrated ability to use experience and sound judgement in decision-making, the candidate works both independently and collaboratively to execute tasks efficiently within a team environment.

Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination with STEM or adjacent student graduate student facing support programs; or equivalent combination of experience and education

Multicultural competency and/or experience working with students from racially diverse, historically marginalized and/or first-generation college populations

Ability to efficiently prioritize, organize, and effectively manage a substantial workload in a fast-pace, collaborative academic setting

Strong experience with:

program and budget management

team building and conflict management

contract management and administration

program assessment

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills coupled strong written and presentation skills

Demonstrated track record of working successfully with faculty, graduate students especially those from historically underrepresented groups and first-generation college students

Experience advising and/or mentoring, making referrals, setting boundaries, and equipping students with skills and strategies to engage in self-advocacy

Availability to travel and work on some evenings and weekends during the summer and academic year.

Demonstrated competency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), Qualtrics (or similar Survey Tools), FileMaker Pro (or similar databases), website content management, and/or other related software

WHAT WE PREFER:

Master's degreeengineering education, a STEM field, college studentpersonnel, student affairs administration, higher education, diversity education,sociology,counseling,ora related field.

Experienceimplementing diversity and inclusion, student development, and/orpersistence best practices within programs

Demonstrated effective leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating STEM education focused interventions and programs

Strong analytical, diagnostic, and quantitative reasoning skills, with an attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Prior supervisory experience

Strong record mentoring graduate students in STEM disciplines

Valid driver's license andwilling to transport students in university or rented vehicles when necessary for programs or conferences

General knowledge about various engineering fields and Cornell Engineering programs, services, and resources

REWARDS AND BENEFITS;
The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted.

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

Comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. .

Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.

Impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

You can also view additional information regarding Actual compensation offer will be based on available budget and the finalist's skills and experience.

There is no relocation assistance for this position.
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: (non-academic and union positions)
You must submit BOTH a cover letter and resume/CV via Workday. Applications will not be considered without BOTH submitted documents.
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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
University Job Title:Student Svc Assoc II
Job Family:Student Services
Level:F
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Company:Endowed
Contact Name:Renee Lobdell
Number of Openings:1

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
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Prior relevant work or industry experience.

Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

Unique applicable skills.

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EEO Statement:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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