Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Position ID:Cornell-YTI-SREXTENTRANS [#15793, WDR-00021981]
Position Title: Senior Extension Associate - Senior Transition Associate - Yang-Tan Institute
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Leadership. Sustainability, and Organizational Change
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/12/23, listed until 2020/06/23)
Position Description:    

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 – Senior Transition Associate in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.

The Senior Extension Associate is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas.  This position is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services, as well as, independently designing, developing and delivering research and related services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School. The Senior Extension Associate will report to the Program Director and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals.

Senior Extension Associate is a non-tenure track, academic term position with a three year initial appointment.  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. A portion of this position’s role is to train and provide technical assistance to content specialists on the Office of Special Education Educational Partnership regional teams.

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.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in K-12 education settings with educators
  • 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 two to four years conducting research, training, coursework, organizational development support, and system level interventions to regional, state, or national networks
  • Minimum of one to three 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.
  • One to three years of successful grant writing and grant management experience
  • Frequent travel required.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading research/evaluation projects.  Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, providing creative and critical independent thinking while also considering diverse opinions and approaches.
  • Significant experience and demonstrated competency in diverse qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
  • Proven ability to use and learn different software packages and web-based tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Psychology/School Psychology, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or Education strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and budgets exceeding $500,000).
  • Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.
  • Minimum two years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Minimum three years of experience with distance learning.
  • Three or more years of experience working in transition for students with disabilities and the ability to demonstrate content knowledge in the area of transition.
  • Three or more years of experience working in special education or general education.

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 position description.

Further Info:
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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