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Labor Leadership Programs Associate - The Worker Institute, Cornell University

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Extension and Outreach
Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, or can be based remotely.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension / Extension Associate - Labor Leadership Programs Associate within the Worker Institute of the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Senior Extension / 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. This position reports to the Director of Labor Leadership Programs at the Worker Institute.

Senior Extension / Extension Associate is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, term position, with an initial contract of up to 3 years. The position may be reappointed on the basis of available funding and work with recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Project Related Emphasis:
The Labor Leadership Programs Associate is a high-level position leading and working in partnership with national elected union leaders, the highest level of international union staff, and leaders of worker organizations and community-organizing networks aligned with the labor movement. The leadership development associate will manage retreat-based leadership programs that bring together leaders from across the national labor movement as well as top-level leaders within specific unions. Responsibilities include leading retreats, developing appropriate agendas in consultation with leaders in the field, teaching current curriculum, expanding curriculum offerings by researching and developing new modules, maintaining relationships with the highest level of union leadership, and providing tailored organizational and leadership development support to stakeholder organizations. This position will have strong project management, budget management, and fundraising skills to direct multiple programs and lead teams consisting of Worker Institute staff and contracted consultants. As a skilled relationship manager, this associate will deepen our existing organizational relationships and bring new organizations into our programs. The labor leadership associate will also maintain a set of organizational development clients who rely on the Worker Institute to help them increase the power and effectiveness of their organization.

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 Worker Institute at

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

This is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, benefits eligible term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, or can be based remotely.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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

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

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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