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Cornell University RJEF Administrative Assistant-Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures in Ithaca, New York

RJEF Administrative Assistant-Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures


RJEF Administrative Assistant-Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures

About the Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures

A new and exciting institution being built at Cornell University, the Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures (RJEF), is Cornell's hub for research and engagement that builds towards a more just world. RJEF is a university wide center focused on three core pillars: faculty, students, and community. Through supporting research, facilitating engagement, strengthening communities of learning, and advancing specific initiatives around issues of urgent importance, RJEF will leverage the knowledge and capacities of Cornell faculty, students, and institutions to positively impact the world.

The Opportunity

The Administrative Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the operational and administrative functions of the RJEF. Reporting directly to the RJEF Director, the Administrative Assistant will work independently while collaborating with various stakeholders across multiple colleges, units, and programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Support: Handle contacts on behalf of RJEF leadership and respond to inquiries. Create, maintain, and oversee complex administrative and academic records. Oversee and audit reconciliation of monthly procurement card statements, accounts, and student awards. Ensure transactions and payments follow applicable policies.
  • Event Coordination: Arrange and coordinate special events, including conferences, seminars, lectures, campus visitors, and special meetings.
  • Communication and Outreach: Maintain RJEF websites, social media pages, and online events calendars. Assist with newsletters and other public communications.
  • Supervision: Supervise student employees and approve time as needed.

This is a full-time (39 hours/week) endowed position that is based in Ithaca, NY and fully on-site. Work hours are 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

What We Need

We are looking for a team member who is passionate about racial justice, culturally competent, and customer service-oriented. Additionally, you will:

  • Hold an Associate's degree and have at least 2 years of proven administrative experience which includes finance experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Have the aptitude to thoughtfully balance conflicting priorities.
  • Be knowledgeable about a wide range of computer programs including Word and Excel.
  • Have experience in database management.

A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position.

Rewards and Benefits

  • This position is located in Ithaca, NY and fully on-site.
  • Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
  • Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.
  • Follow this link to learn more about the Total Rewards of Working at Cornell: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/your-total-rewards.
  • 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.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:

Administrative Asst IV

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Pay Range:

$24.78 - $28.80

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Contact Name:

Jamie Doss

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  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


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.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly