Cornell College
  • 24-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

benefits-eligible position


Applications are being accepted for a half-time (.5 FTE) administrative assistant for the MFA - Creative Writing program and the Center for the Literary Arts. This position provides administrative and clerical support for the programs; assists with web page updates, program and event marketing, program reviews, and other major projects; assists with recruiting faculty and students; plans and organizes two 8-day residences per year (in January and July); coordinates with Admissions and the Registrar's Office to manage the Slate CRM, create the graduate student academic calendar, and update the Graduate Catalogue for the MFA-Creative Writing; and coordinates campus visits for visitors and other events.

Cornell College offers a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, HSA & FSA accounts, and a TIAA 403(b) retirement account. We also offer life insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, and accident insurance.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Undergraduate college degree preferred. Three years of related experience is required.

Preferred Skills

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to take personal/professional initiative, prioritize tasks, handle multiple demands simultaneously and to conclusion, and engage others in solutions as appropriate. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment, including the ability to use computers, copiers and printers; ability to use various office software programs, enter data and manage databases, and construct and maintain web pages.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.


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