Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Program ID:Cornell-YTI-SREXTENTRANS [#15793, WDR-00021981]
Program Title: Senior Extension Associate - Program Director, Transition and Educational Achievement
Program Type:Other
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Leadership. Sustainability, and Organizational Change
Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/12/23, finished 2020/09/23, listed until 2020/09/30)

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

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 – Program Director, Transition and Educational Achievement in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.

This position 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 faculty in setting thematic unit goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals with the Executive Director.  This position of Senior Extension Associate reports to the Executive Director. 

Senior Extension Associate is a non-tenure track, academic term position with an initial appointment through December 31, 2023.  The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Director and Associate Dean as well as available funding and work.  

Project Related Emphasis: 

This position provides a range of research, evaluation, training, content development, organizational development, programming and administration primarily in the area of transition and career development for youth with disabilities.

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


·         Advanced degree (Master's, Doctorate, or law degree) in related subject matter expertise -Psychology/School Psychology, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or Education.

·         Demonstrated relevant professional leadership and network development at the state, regional, national, and/or international areas in relevant professional, trade, policy, or public networks.

·         Minimum of six to eight years conducting research, training, coursework, organizational development support, and system level interventions to regional, state, or national networks

·         Minimum of three to five years of experience providing information dissemination through the use of in-person, print, and electronic mediums.

·         Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).

·         Demonstrated experience in leading teams and mentoring, coaching, and supervising academic and/or research personnel and graduate students.

·         Three to five years of successful grant writing and grant management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Terminal degree in Psychology/School Psychology, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or Education strongly preferred.

·         Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and budgets exceeding $500,000).

·         Minimum of five years demonstrated experience in promoting thematic area program teaching, organizational development, and research services to regional, state, or national networks.

·         Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.

·         Minimum five years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.

·         Minimum five years of experience with distance learning.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track academic benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.  

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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