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Thomas P. Golden Executive Director, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Other Executive
Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension Associate - Thomas P. Golden Executive Director within the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI) in the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Senior Extension Associate is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of education, training, technical assistance, consulting and research activities of the program. The Senior Extension Associate will participate with other academic staff in setting thematic unit goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals with the Academic Director.

The Thomas P. Golden Executive Director oversees, with the academic director, the implementation of the unit strategic direction, fiscal administration, and academic staff supervision of the employment and disability thematic program area and monitors quality assurance, impact, and outcomes of the education, training, technical assistance, consulting and research activities of the program. This position reports to the YTI Academic Director.

Senior Extension Associate is an academic, non-tenure track, term position with a three-year initial appointment. The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the appropriate Academic Director and Associate Dean for Outreach as well as available funding and work.

Key components of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability include:
  • The institute conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace with focus on workplace issues, health & wellbeing, community inclusion, data, education & learning, emerging topics.
  • Researchers and practitioners at the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. Our team consults with business and industry, and with policy makers, educators, disability advocates, and rehabilitation practitioners.
  • YTI contributes to developing inclusive workplace systems and communities in a variety of ways. Our team engages in research and produces scholarly articles, develops training materials, conducts training sessions domestically and internationally, and offers technical assistance on a wide array of disability-related matters. Our expertise embraces legal mandates and operational issues, providing an all-encompassing perspective that enables us to help transform public policy into practice.
Institute Related Emphasis:
In collaboration with the Academic Director, the Thomas P. Golden Executive Director will provide leadership and management of the unit and for ILR Outreach, working collaboratively with other Outreach Leads on the School's outreach and public engagement. Responsible for providing substantive expertise in state, local and national public policy matters related to employment and disability, participate in grant writing, develop productive relationships with government agencies and other funding organizations concerned with advancing equal opportunities for all people with disabilities and teach in those areas. This role provides opportunities for cooperation with other extension and resident faculty on research, teaching and policy projects that advance ILR's land-grant mission, as well as opportunities to connect with students and alums to promote ILR's unique education and scholarship.

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.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Yang-Tan Institute at

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Rewards & Benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching experience. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

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.

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EEO Statement:

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.

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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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.
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