Programming Coordinator

Cornell University
  • Location
    Ithaca, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 11

Position description

The Office of Global Learning is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and shares the mission of developing and supporting global learning activities across the Cornell University community—in Ithaca, New York City, and the world. The office serves all of Cornell’s global learners through education abroad programming and by supporting international students and scholars with immigration advising.


In the role of Programming Coordinator for the Office of Global Learning, s/he will carry out their responsibilities of programming, outreach, and marketing under the very general supervision of the Associate Director of Administration and Operations, and work closely with the Associate Director of Communication on publicity materials and graphics projects for external use. The Coordinator will assess the needs of international students, scholars, and their families to plan, develop, and execute programming activities in support of the mission of international services. The coordinator will also plan and execute outreach and marketing for study abroad programs. The position will liaise with related campus units to collaborate on programming, outreach, and marketing initiatives.  Activities include but are not limited to on-campus orientations and cultural adjustment and support programs for international students and scholars, in addition to international/study abroad fairs and per-departure workshops for study abroad students. Provide continual post-program delivery analyses that result in improvements and streamlining of existing programs.


Prepare ad hoc reports on activities and costs as needed. Maintain budgets and financial reports for various programming activities including program evaluation and related reporting. The Programming Coordinator will work independently, as well as in a team environment. Some events include night and weekend responsibilities.


Required Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree with four to six years of experience or equivalent in high-level program/administrative support, to include experience in academic program coordination, project management, and/or event coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain a complex schedule of events and activities. A proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple areas, events and deadlines, along with the ability to cultivate and maintain a collaborative and effective work environment, are necessary.


Must have ability to work independently, think critically, set priorities, and adapt to the changing demands of an enterprise with a diverse and variable agenda. Shows initiative, anticipates needs, problem solves effectively, communicates in an inclusive manner, and suggests and implements ways to improve performance and offer quality programming. Accurate record keeping using moderately complex spreadsheets, and effective teamwork skills required.


Proficiency in MS Excel, word, PowerPoint and graphic design programs. Effective interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills required.  Proven ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. 

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