Program Coordinator, Cornell Law School Paris Summer Institute

Missions et activités du poste / responsabilité/Job Responsibilities:


  • Serve as a liaison between the Cornell Law School (CLS) and the Sorbonne Law School at the Universite Paris I - Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris I)

  • Serve as the primary on-site representative of CLS Paris Summer Institute.

  • Recruit University of Paris 1 and Paris 2 students as well as Sciences Po students by making several presentations promoting CLS-PSI each spring.

  • Schedule and lead coursework-related field activities (ie. visits to the French National Assembly, Senate, Sorbonne…). Organize and accompany students on optional tours of Paris and the surrounding area; select and contract with guides, as needed. Draft daily memos for student guidance and program activities while Institute is in session.

  • Coordinate à-la-carte language courses

  • In an emergency and or crisis situation, the Program Coordinator must serve as after-hours emergency contact and assess the safety and location of students and faculty.

  • Supervise and mentor a student intern from the U.S. or France

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Obtain housing resources

  • Coordinate classroom reservations, receive course materials and office supplies stored at Paris I. Purchase equipment for program in Paris, as requested

  • Secure venues for the opening and closing receptions

  • Prepare accounting of all bank transactions and petty cash disbursements for reconciliation by Summer Institute. Act as translator with banks and other entities

  • Wrap up the Summer Institute’s on-site administration after program end and provide a Program Report

Academic Support Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the CLS Registrar office to receive exam coversheets, rosters and grade sheets. Review exam sheets for accuracy

  • Proctor examinations and coordinate the FEDEX mailing of final exams with the CLS Registrar

  • Maintain confidentiality surrounding student registration, grades, and well-being

Compétences et qualités requises/Required Skills:


  • Ability to work well in a team and effectively manage multiple competing priorities

  • Familiarity with U.S. higher education, with issues in international education or study abroad setting. Previous experience living, studying or working in both the U.S. and in France

  • Must possess excellent communications skills (both written and oral) and ability to develop effective working relationships and collaborate with a wide variety of faculty, staff, students, and government officials. Must have strong listening and interpersonal skills.

  • Must possess excellent organizational and data management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to demonstrate proficiency with various computer programs such as Outlook Calendar, Word, Excel and Access or related software. Demonstrate ability to use social media appropriately and creatively for business purposes

Formation exigée/Required Qualifications:


  • Required bachelors or "licence" degree with 2-5 years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent

  • Must have native or near-native fluency in both English and French

Conditions de travail (déplacements, permanence etc.)/Work Conditions (Travel, On-call, etc.)


In an emergency and or crisis situation, the Program Coordinator must serve as after-hours emergency contact and assess the safety and location of students and faculty.

Documents à fournir par le/ la candidate/Documents Required from the Candidate


Cover letter, CV and references if any


Veuillez préciser dans quelles langues les documents à fournir doivent être rédigés./Please indicate in which language the documents should be provided.


French and English


Personnes à contacter/Contact :


Monique Benesvy,


Application deadline :


February 15, 2018