The CALS School of Integrative of Plant Science (SIPS) is composed of five sections: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil and Crop Sciences. Combined there are 100+ faculty, ~100 undergraduate majors, 200+ graduate students in five fields, and 600+ other employees located in Ithaca, Geneva, and other satellite locations across the New York State. The school offers the multidisciplinary undergraduate major in Plant Science and is also home to the Agricultural Sciences major. School faculty also contributes to the Biology, International Agriculture and Rural Development, and Viticulture and Enology majors.
This position is the Graduate Field Assistant (GFA) for two programs, the Graduate Field of Plant Breeding & Genetics and the Graduate Field of Soil and Crop Sciences. The position provides support to the Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) and acts as liaison with graduate students, Graduate School, Bursar's Office, and International Students and Scholars (ISSO) for both Fields. Coordinate administrative activity for the Fields for approximately 87 active students (total in both programs). Position is responsible for supporting the admission and recruitment cycles and working with other school GFAs to coordinate orientation & retreats. Serve as contact for prospective students. The position will create, maintain, and manage graduate student record systems and extract data in support of section, school, college, and university reporting as needed.
In conjunction with the DGS, advise and counsel graduate students regarding Field requirements and utilize problem solving skills to assist students. Exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality, present a service orientation while projecting a positive and professional image. High degree of responsibility for confidential student material. This positions serves as Team Leader for the other GFAs within SIPS to collaborate and support the graduate programs of SIPS.
Associates Degree at least 2 years of experience an administrative position. Related experience could include a history of increasing responsibility in an administrative office. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and integrity. Demonstrated record of successfully providing exceptional customer service. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide-range of internal and external constituents. Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team while fostering a respectful work environment. Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure, use sound judgment in accomplishing tasks that are urgent; balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a wide range of choices. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Must be flexible and receptive to new ideas and approaches. Accuracy in spelling, grammar, proofreading and attention to detail required. Must be able to enhance personal knowledge, skills, and abilities as needed. Proficient in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's degree is preferred. Prior experience in academic setting helpful and/or supporting academic program activities.
Essential Physical Requirements: Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
Visual: Close concentration
Hazards: Limited exposure
University Job Title:Student Services Asst IV
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Will Fisher
Number of Openings:1
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