Location: Ithaca, New York
Studio Coach, Cornell Tech (NYC)
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.
About Cornell Tech:
Cornell Tech is a graduate campus of Cornell University that brings together faculty, students, business leaders and tech entrepreneurs in a catalytic environment to reinvent the way we live in the digital age.
A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth, which serve as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process. We see Cornell Tech serving as a model organization for our students, demonstrating the operations of a highly effective, dynamic, information-age organization.
Cornell Tech's Studio is the signature differentiator of the eight master's degree programs at Cornell Tech. All 400+ of Cornell Tech's master's students participate in a practically oriented, multi-disciplinary, team-based curriculum, corresponding to eight credits across two semesters. In the Studio, students work in multi-program teams to learn and practice user-driven tech industry development processes, creating prototypes of digital-enabled products and services. Students engage with end-users, companies, nonprofits and government agencies in creating prototypes of digitally enabled solutions to real-world challenges, getting vital feedback and ideas from fellow students as well as faculty and practitioners from the NYC tech community, via a variety of formats, including flipped-classroom lectures, crits, scrums, sprints, and more.
The Studio Coach supports the execution of Cornell Tech's Studio program, working with the Studio team (both faculty and staff) to ensure students learn how to build digitally-enabled products and services that matter. The Studio Coach reports to the Assistant Director of Studio Operations and takes academic direction from the Chief Practice Officer and studio faculty.
The Studio Coach position begins July 15, 2023, and concludes on February 15, 2024. It is a full-time, benefits-eligible position, with the expectation that coaches will work 40 hours per week.
This position requires occasional work on evenings and weekends, particularly during the academic year. This position will be primarily in person on Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus in New York City 2-3 days per week; individuals must be located in the United States throughout the appointment period. Coaches will be required to be present for all Studio academic activities, including classes, recitations, workshops, and Maker Days.
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
$2,444 on a semi-monthly basis from July 15, 2023, to February 15, 2024. This is an annualized salary of $58,660. This is a benefits-eligible position.
- Master's degree in a business or technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with a focus on entrepreneurship
- Experience creating and developing digitally-enabled products and services
- Strong organizational skills and significant experience in program execution
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills and relationship building qualities; ability to coach and give feedback to people while maintaining a positive and productive rapport
- Proven ability to work in a team context, as well as the ability to be effective when working independently
- Demonstrated computer skills and experience with standard desktop tools, including Google Workplace, Microsoft Office 365, and Zoom
- Highest standards of integrity to develop trust with current students, faculty, staff, partners, and employers
- Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
- Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing
- Master's degree from Cornell Tech
The Studio Coach has the following responsibilities. (The percentage breakdown will vary over the course of the semester.)
- Curriculum preparation and quality assurance (10%)
- Collaborate with instructors to ensure curriculum in Canvas is complete, well organized, and up to date
- Support development of newly created content, including conducting research, case writing, and planning recitation sessions
- Coaching (30%)
- Provide office hours to students and teams
- Provide guidance and feedback to students in accordance with faculty instruction
- Report to faculty and staff on student feedback and progress
- Grading (30%)
- Assess student progress, assign grades, and provide written feedback on class deliverables in accordance with faculty instruction
- Incorporate feedback about class deliverables into coaching and mentoring
- Facilitation of recitation sessions (30%)
- Lead weekly workshops and recitations in accordance with faculty instruction to reinforce asynchronous content
- Prepare materials and coordinate room logistics with the Studio team
University Job Title:
Temporary Teaching Support
Temporary Academic Support
No Grade - Annual
Pay Rate Type:
Refer to Posting Language
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.