Job Location:
Ithaca (Main Campus)

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Our College:

Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.


Our Team:

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is a large and diverse school within the SC Johnson College of Business and is currently ranked number 3 in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings. It includes a total of over 750 undergraduates, over 2000 minors and over 100 graduate students. With over 75 faculty, nationally and internationally known scholars in economics and business disciplines. The land-grant mission of the College, which encompasses research, education, and extension programs, allows for the creation and dissemination of knowledge that makes a difference for students, the citizens of New York, the nation, and people around the globe.

This Position:    

The Graduate Field Coordinator will assist the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in the administrative tasks associated with the graduate program in the field of Applied Economics and Management with a specialty in student services relations. The individual will work collaboratively with the three other Grad Field Assistants (GFA’s) in the College and will be a liaison between the graduate students, Graduate School, Bursar’s office, International Student and Scholars Office (ISSO), and faculty by answering questions about the graduate program and the process of obtaining a degree.

Key responsibilities for the Graduate Field Coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintenance and security of the permanent records of all MS and PhD matriculated students; maintain course and grade records, complete annual progress reports on all PhD students.
  • Oversee the process of completing forms and petitions ensuring completeness and accuracy.
  • Process graduate applications via web-based systems and track the progress of applications (admit, reject, withdraw, etc).
  • Organize all incoming application folders for students and work with DGS(s) on organizing the admissions committee selection by providing them with complete folders as well as consolidated information in report form to coordinate the process.
  • Organize travel arrangements (including an agenda) for perspective PhD students, and compile needed information to provide in processing reimbursements.
  • Produce and send acceptance/rejection letters in coordination with DGS and the Graduate School.
  • Placement coordinator for graduate students on the job market.
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials, mailings and tracking of contacts with prospective students.
  • Counsel students that might involve difficult or sensitive situations that could involve working with Professional Counseling Services (CAPS).
  • An understanding of finance, budgeting, bursar, and payroll appointments to provide back-up when needed.
  • Organize and execute events (Orientation, Graduation, Open House, fall welcome event, etc.), workshops, conferences, etc. taking care of travel accommodations, agendas, preparing promotional materials, and following up on activities to create reports that evaluate the success of the events.
  • Provide back-up support to the three other GFA’s in the College (AEM & Hospitality), including tracking Thesis, website updates, alumni events, student finances, assistantship and admission appointments, and information being tracked in Salesforce.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and 4 to 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and website updates.
  • Proficient in finance and budgeting.
  • Ability to work independently, and interact diplomatically under stressful conditions, and deadlines, change direction, provide sound judgement, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with diverse student populations, and handling of sensitive information.
  • Must provide exceptional service in a professional and high-quality work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Workday, Kuali, Peoplesoft, Bursar, and Qualtrics.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or office management skills.
  • Experience in graphic design, charts, graphs, tables, and surveys.
  • Knowledge of higher education, academic environment, or fast paced office setting.

Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:

This position is a full-time position based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits. No visa sponsorship and no relocation assistance are available for this position. If interested in applying, please include a cover letter with your application to highlight your interest and experience for the position.

Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. Cornell’s key benefits include:

  • Health Care – Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options – This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
  • Retirement Plans – Employees are eligible for the 403(b) College and University Retirement Plan
  • Education – Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York’s 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.


University Job Title:

Student Services Asst V

Job Family:

Student Services



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Leanna Caloras

Number of Openings:


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  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

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