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1 Sep 2021

Part-Time Program Coordinator

Cornell University – Posted by B L Herrling Ithaca, New York, United States

Job Description

This position is located on the Ithaca campus within ILR School on the campus of Cornell University


The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a part-time Coord Program I – Program Coordinator position in the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) and the Labor Dynamics Institute (LDI) in the Extension/Outreach Division. ICS is an interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches and communicates about pay and total rewards from work in all forms, and how compensation paid and income received influence outcomes for individuals, companies, industries, and economies. LDI’s mission is to create and make accessible novel data on the dynamics of the labor markets. Working with research networks and statistical agencies, LDI develops and shares statistics and knowledge to inform policy makers, researchers, and the public seeking an understanding of the world of work.


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.


This position is integral to the programmatic success of these two high-energy and publicly-facing institutes. The successful candidate will work directly with the academic and executive directors of each, managing multiple tasks, prioritizing work on simultaneous projects, and supporting fast-paced, geographically dispersed teams with minimal supervision.


The Program Coordinator will provide administrative support for the following but not limited to:

  • Managing schedule of project timelines and tracking deliverables;
  • Coordination, preparation, and submission of reporting for project-related information;
  • Developing quarterly and annual ICS budget reports and monitoring accounts
  • Contributing to the development, maintenance and enhancement of ICS website
  • Assist with marketing and communications needs.
  • Complex program support to the Director(s), Executive Director and related project personnel for externally-funded research projects
  • Monitoring compliance with sponsor requirements
  • Monitoring account and budget
  • Event coordination
  • Student supervision
  • The position is also responsible for the planning and coordination of the Executive Forum’s biannual meetings.


This is a part-time 30 hour per week position located on the Ithaca, NY campus within the ILR School.


A full job description can be obtained by sending an email to: Brenda L. Herrling, Human Resources Assistant,


More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Institute for Compensation Studies at and the Labor Dynamics Institute at



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience in program, project or event management, in an academic or professional setting.
  • Experience in diplomatically dealing with, and maintaining effective working relationships with business professionals, faculty and internal departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, manage, implement and monitor projects and events from conception to completion.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and prioritize multiple tasks on simultaneous projects, while working within a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical and scheduling skills to address extended, complex projects timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and independent judgment.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a proactive team member by recognizing or anticipating needs and addressing them.
  • Experience in diplomatically dealing with, and maintaining effective working relationships with business professionals, faculty and internal departments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a level of proficiency needed for publishable documents or executive client interface.
  • Experience with budgeting, monitoring and managing financial accounts.
  • Expertise in Microsoft products including MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook (mastery level) skills.
  • Ability to create high quality graphic presentations using PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Prior experience working with HTML or other web development tools.
  • Occasional travel required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four or more years of program coordination experience, including high-level program or conference coordination
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency with the technical applications involved in the execution of the job including: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Qualtrics, Zoom, Box.
  • Working knowledge of program/project management software such as SharePoint, MS Teams, Asana, Basecamp.
  • General database operating knowledge, including CRM systems software such as Salesforce.
  • Strong desktop publishing skills.
  • Familiarity with virtual learning platforms, technologies and webcasts.
  • Prior experience working with LaTeX editors (Miktex, Scientific Word or Workplace)
  • Prior experience in maintaining bibliographies with bibliographic database management software.
  • Experience in proofing and editing technical and scientific papers in the social sciences.
  • Prior experience with grant supported projects.
  • Prior experience with student supervision.


No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.

How to Apply

Rewards & Benefits: Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) and superior retirement contributions. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here. To apply: Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications on-line at under staff positions section.   When applying through our system, please remember to attach resume and cover letter in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.  In the Experience section of your application, use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate. Reference posting number: WDR-00027112 This is a part-time 75% effort, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca campus.   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.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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