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Administrative Assistant III

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Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46295


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Administrative support for the S&T research directors of Characterization Sciences. Member of the directorate Admin Team providing support to directorate members in areas of administrative expertise. (For example: DARM, SharePoint, travel) Provide back-up support and coverage for the other Admin Team members.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Supporting the 2 Directors:

• Calendaring

• Telephone coverage

• Maintain files adhering to DARM standards

• Global travel arrangements including all international requirements

• Assist with expense report submissions

• Assist in documentation/presentations (e.g., PowerPoint files or email)

• Act on email and calendar requests as appropriate

• Scheduling and support of staff meetings including agenda setting

• Assist in tracking ARs and capital spend for directorate budget with information from the Global Lab Support Team

• Distribution and tracking of approvals for HR, Finance, IP, etc.

• Provide support of annual performance review process

• Compile period report details including documentation tracking

• Assist with compiling Talent Review documentation

• Develop a strong network with S&T Admins and the APN (Administrative Professional’s Network) to enable the directors to work efficiently and effectively with their peers

• Act as the information resource on company policies, key contacts and directorate norms for all directorate employees

• Handle confidential business and employee information with discretion Supporting the directorate members:

• Support the directorate Space Planning Team working with S&T Operations to manage laboratory and office space requests, moves and new space acquisition according to an overall directorate plan

• Records Management Team member, SME for directorate DARM activities

• BOX administrator/owner for directorate site and department sub-sites

• Provide administrative support to the directorate Managers Team including meeting scheduling, task alerts, note-taking as requested, presentation compilation for key meetings with business leaders

• Member of the directorate Admin Team coordinating administrative tasks with 2 other administrative assistants including hiring and onboarding support activities, lab tour requests, international travel assistance, training directorate members to effectively use the latest Workforce Productivity tools such as video/audio conferencing (WebEx), BOX, Microsoft Office, SharePoint


Travel requirements (please note if international): Travel not typically required for this position Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday coverage


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

• Associate Degree or higher in a business-related area or demonstrated equivalent work experience

• 2 or more years administrative assistant experience

• Corning Incorporated experience is a plus


 Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess):

• Ability to interface and communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with all levels of personnel internal and external to Corning and with various cultures

• Comfortable interfacing with high level technical & management personnel

• Must be able to handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature

• Work effectively as both an individual performer and a team player

• Detail oriented, conscientious to review work before sending out to the larger organization

• Ability to maintain composure and professional demeanor at all times

• Ability to listen, make wise decisions and act autonomously

• Ability to organize and coordinate work schedules and duties, for self and for mangers

• Ability to manage up to assist managers to be more effective

• Ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment

• Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint

• Experience scheduling with multiple calendars using MS Outlook


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

• Experience with small project management

• Professional certifications (for example: IAAP Administrative Professional)


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic environment.

• Proactive, demonstrated ability to take the lead and influence the outcome

• Eager to take on additional responsibilities outside normal scope of position

• Picks up on the need to change personal and interpersonal behavior quickly

• Acts as informal coach encouraging growth and effectiveness of directorate colleagues


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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