Cornell Computing and Information Science (CIS) is a college-level unit with the mission of integrating computing and information science—its ideas, technology, and modes of thought—into every academic field. Working with seven colleges and four professional schools, CIS brings its Computer Science, Information Science and Statistical Science faculty together with faculty throughout the university.
The Department of Computer Science (CS) is an integral part of Computing and Information Science. It offers CS majors in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, and it has graduate programs for the degrees of Master of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. The department is considered one of the top five CS departments in the US, with world-class research covering all of computer science.
Under the direction of the Director of Administration, this position will plan, organize, schedule, and coordinate numerous conferences, workshops, services, site visits, retreats, and activities for the Computer Science department which include 35-40 faculty and senior academic staff. In addition, this position will serve as the coordinator for some of the Computer Science department's weekly seminars and other events and will coordinate with department faculty and staff on details and execution.
The Event Coordinator will plan and execute logistics for conferences, programs, and events; including meeting spaces, lodging, marketing, public relations, mailings and registration, and distance learning technology. The incumbent will assist in the design, creation, and publication of marketing materials, both in print and on prospective web site pages. The Event Coordinator is expected to maintain various event listserves and serve as primary information source to event participants. This position will also be responsible for database administration, assisting with budget planning, and the preparation of various financial and expense reports. The incumbent will have a significant impact on high visibility programs within and beyond the department, and will work closely with administrators both within and external to the department so as to ensure programmatic needs are met pertaining to events in full compliance with University financial policies.
Typically lifts 10-20lbs, Close Visual Concentration, Limited exposure to hazards
Prior event coordination experience. Associate's degree or formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1-2 years with 4 – 6 years of work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Exceptional customer service skills and proven experience in event planning.Hospitality and food handling experience is expected from this candidate. The Event Coordinator will set up various events and should have knowledge on exceptional food presentation styles. Must be a self-starter, working independently with demonstrated success working in team environment. Excellent oral/written communication, organizational and time management skills are essential.Excellent computer skills with knowledge of a variety of software programs including the Microsoft Office suite, and web content management. Ability to prioritize multiple projects and handle confidential information. Ability to work well with a diverse group of people including but not limited to faculty, staff, and students, and outside stakeholders and the hospitality.
Bachelor's degree in related field with more than 4-6 years of experience. Previous experience with event planning or exposure to the hospitality industry preferred. Previous experience working with Faculty and Staff in an academic environment also preferred.
No VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance available with this position.
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