Program Coordinator - Cornell Center for Health Equity

Cornell NYC Tech

United States

February 7, 2022


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The vision of the Cornell Center for Health Equity is to nurture durable academic-community partnerships to develop and achieve an ambitious research agenda, integrate community perspectives into research, and develop an infrastructure to disseminate and implement the results of this research with the overarching goal of achieving health equity locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Cornell Center for Health Equity responds directly to the growing need to better understand both the root causes and the consequences of persistent health inequity. With a robust research agenda and through academic-community partnerships, the Center advances the science of health equity and shares knowledge in order to reduce persistent health disadvantages at the local, regional and national levels.

The Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq) has an exciting opportunity for a Program Coordinator to provide a broad range of administrative support to the Center. A new position, there is opportunity to grow and develop the role, and a chance to contribute to the center's broad efforts to eliminate health inequities and advance health and social justice in the United States and beyond.

What you will do:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating communication between various stakeholders for the center including research faculty, program staff, community partners, and members of the CCHEq student chapter across both Cornell Ithaca and Weill Medical College.
  • Planning various center-related activities and gatherings, both virtual and in-person. These include monthly colloquia, weekly executive team meetings, monthly leadership team meetings, periodic public-facing events, and annual CCHEq member symposia.
  • Managing center grant and training programs for its members and partners
  • Collecting information from CCHEq members to document the work of the center's members, programs, activities, and achievements
  • Working with CCHEq directors to oversee and manage the center's budget and business transactions
  • Facilitating collaborative relationships between other campus centers with complementary missions
  • What you get:

    Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands and generous retirement contributions. We invite you to follow this link to get more information on contract college benefits: https: //
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 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.
  • Flexible work options
  • Competitive wages.
  • What we are looking for:

    We are seeking candidates with strong communication and organizational skills. Individuals who are self starters and who take initiative are encouraged to apply. Requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to research and resolve problems and develop solutions. Must have strong computer skills, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook and have a customer service mindset

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    Administrative Asst IV

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    Contact Name:

    Lucy Pola

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