Administrative Assistant for Business Services

Applications are being accepted for the position of administrative assistant for business services. This position will provide administrative and clerical support for the Division of Business Services and assist the Vice President for Business Affairs with daily activities and special projects. This position will compose and prepare correspondence, memos, reports and other materials for the Business Office; answer or refer questions from faculty, staff, students and visitors; answer phones, direct calls, make referrals and take messages; respond to Business Services email; process mail; schedules appointments and maintains calendar for Vice-President, arranges meetings and meeting rooms/equipment, and coordinates travel arrangements. 

This position is also responsible for preparing materials for committee and Board of Trustee meetings, coordinating summer camps and conferences, administering credit and gas cards, managing College rental properties, maintaining the Business Services Division webpage, and coordinating risk management administration.

Cornell College: Cornell College is a highly selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum. The academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility offered by this distinctive approach attract an ambitious student body from 47 states and 17 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, aU.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fisk Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred. Three or more years of related experience required. This position requires a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations. It also requires exceptional organizational, supervisory, communication, and logistical abilities and attention to detail. Successful applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects at the same time. Must have strong computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to:

Email (preferred):

Mail:  Cornell College

         Attn: Human Resources

         600 First Street SW

         Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act, utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.