Location: Ithaca, New York
Events Coordinator- Animal Health Centers (Hybrid)
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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, seeks a creative, self-motivated,
energetic and resourceful individual to serve as Events Coordinator for the Animal Health
Centers (AHC). The Animal Health Centers work together to advance the health of dogs, cats,
wildlife and the people who share their world through transformational discovery, innovative
application and impactful outreach.
In this role, you will work with the AHC team and other stakeholders at the College of
Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to develop a presence at diverse events such as the Westminster
Dog Show, the Fred Scott Feline Symposium, the Cornell Leadership Program for Veterinary
Students, Cornell Reunion Weekend, CVM Open House and more, that engages various
audiences across the AHC.
Duties include all pre-event arrangements, including but not limited to:
* Developing event planning timelines and communicating to teams and stakeholders,
developing and adhering to event budgets, negotiating contracts that adhere to university
policies (e.g., catering, lodging, meeting spaces, travel, speaker arrangements,
entertainment), working with AHC communications and marketing team on all marketing
materials, and adhering to production timelines for well-organized events.
* Be responsible for all aspects of event execution and outcome, including handling
attendees, exhibitors/sponsors, speakers, vendors, and staff issues promptly and with
* After each event, the Events Coordinator will prepare a post-event document that includes
the final budget/reconciliation, a summary of event details, a description of all aspects of
the process, and recommendations for future improvements.
* Provide assistance, as needed and requested, for other operation areas, including front
office management and CFHC and RCHC membership programs.
Some travel is required as well as irregular hours during events.
This position will provide hybrid work flexibility with an expectation of being on the Ithaca, NY
campus 4 days per week and for high-level meetings and occasional team gatherings on an as- needed basis.
What you have:
* Associates degree with at least two years of relevant experience including evidence of
project planning and event management, or an equivalent combination of education and
* Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with
students, faculty, staff, and community members.
* Superior organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to manage tasks using
a project management application.
* Ability to work independently to complete all projects and tasks on time with minimal
supervision, but also be able to work in a diverse team environment.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral (in-person and strong phone etiquette) and
written (email and other document development) communications.
To be successful, you will need demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and well-being, the ability to work with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and
socioeconomic backgrounds, along with a passion for working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
If you have all those things, great! Here are some preferred qualifications:
* Experience academic setting and with budgeting and purchasing
What's in it for you:
* We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-
winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
* Cornell's benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness
programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous
* Cornell's leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-
of-year winter break from December 25 through January 1.
* Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and
Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's
Tuition Assistance program.
* Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health,
wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link:
Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.
** Cover Letters are required for all position considerations.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
**No Relocation will be provided for this position.
Who are we:
The Animal Health Centers (AHC) within Cornell Veterinary Medicine (CVM) consists of the
Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell Feline
Health Center, and Cornell Wildlife Health Center.
The Cornell Richard P. Riney Canine Health Center (RCHC) launched in 2021 and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of dogs through innovative clinical, basic, and translational research, communication, collaboration, and education. The CRCHC will
provide a direct interface between college researchers and clinicians, serving as a virtual
community, leveraging Cornell's reputation for excellence to meet the needs of dog lovers looking for trustworthy health information and opportunities for engagement, helping
all dogs to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
The Baker Institute was founded in 1950 and has since grown into a globally recognized center for discovery research focused on animal health. The Baker Institute builds on historic success in canine research, fosters excellence in multi-species research, the training of future veterinary research scientists, and addresses real-world problems by focusing on discovery research in cutting-edge virology, genomics, immunology, reproduction, cancer, genomics and epigenomics.
Through its discovery-aimed scientific research, the Baker Institute endeavors every day to
improve the lives of animals and humans alike.
The Cornell Feline Health Center (CFHC) was founded in 1974 to improve the health and well-
being of cats. Now the oldest organization of its kind, the Center educates owners and veterinary professionals, supports all types of research on issues related to cat health, and creates
opportunities for cat owners, veterinarians, and cat lovers to identify and address the unmet needs in feline health.
The mission of the Cornell Wildlife Health Center (CWHC) is to transform science into impact
through discovery, education, engagement, and policy to ensure a healthy future for wildlife and the environment that supports us all. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center represents an
unprecedented approach to the health challenges wild animals face here in the northeast U.S. and around the world - a comprehensive, science-based response by a team of the world's top wildlife and ecosystem health experts
University Job Title:
Event/Conference Coord II
Pay Rate Type:
$56,289.00 - $65,416.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
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.