Cornell University, Worker Institute

Program ID:Cornell-Worker Institute-LLPAWIKMULLIGAN [#24910, WDR-00037282]
Program Title: Labor Leadership Programs Associate – Worker Institute, Cornell University ILR School
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:New York, New York 10022, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Business / health sector management
Administrative / Diversity
Economics / Labor
Human Resources
Labor and Employment / Labor policy, Labor Studies, Unions
Stipend:ILR School salary range is: $69,500 to $90,000 commensurate with rank, experience, qualifications, and location.
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/05/24, finished 2023/07/06, listed until 2023/11/24)
Description:   URMs Remote  

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10022, or can be based remotely. The position requires significant ability to travel for retreats and tailored/customized union programs.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for Labor Leadership Programs Associate - Extension Associate in the Worker Institute in the NYC Extension/Outreach Division.

Our Team:

Over 20 years ago, the Worker Institute founded the New York State Union Leadership Institute (ULI), a powerful retreat-based program offered in conjunction with the NY State AFL-CIO. This yearly cohort program provides support to unions by training staff and leaders to be more powerful and effective in their work. Many of New York State’s union leaders attribute their ability to leverage increased power and effectiveness – including reaching the highest-level staff and elected positions – to their participation in the ULI earlier in their careers.  In 2013, a sister program, the National Labor Leadership Initiative (NLLI), was created. It provides a similar space and support for the highest-level national leaders of unions and worker organizations. The growth potential for these programs is exponential. Since 2013, the WI leadership programs have offered regional-level leadership programs across multiple regions of the US & Canada. In 2022 a global labor leadership program has been launched in conjunction with the Solidarity Center. In 2021, an advanced program limited to graduates of our existing retreats and focused on supporting leaders through the pandemic was launched.

Our programs also work directly with stakeholder organizations to bring the curricula and approach into individual unions. To date, we have offered versions of the NLLI/ULI curriculum to staff and leaders at multiple unions across the US.

What you will do:

This position is focused on supporting our labor leadership programs, including the New York State Union Leadership Institute, the National Labor Leadership Institute, and programs we offer with particular unions. The leadership development associate will play a core role in recruitment, logistics, communications and networking participants and alumni of the New York State retreat-based leadership program. Support for the ULI includes playing a coordination role as we work to map out the upstate New York labor movement and develop offerings that speak to their unique needs and context. This position will also serve our larger body of leadership work by building out the communications infrastructure, coordinating offerings of alumni programs (including webinars and occasional in-person reunions). Within two years of hire, the extension associate should have fluency with our curriculum and approach and be a core member of the ULI facilitation team, in addition to developing electives and public offerings based on the experience and interests they bring into the role.

Specific responsibilities include:

Extension Associate is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through June 30, 2026. The position may be re-appointed based on recommendations by the appropriate Director and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach, as well as available funding and work.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu , The Worker Institute https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute and NYS Union Leadership Institute https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/union-leadership-institute

What we need:

·Master’s degree in related subject matter expertise (industrial and labor relations, employment or labor law, human resources/management/business, organizational behavior/change, economics, workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, occupational medicine/workplace safety and health, education, diversity/inclusion).

· 3 - 5 years of experience in the labor movement, as staff or elected leader in a union or worker organization.

·Experience with adult education, including but not limited to working in a union or worker center education program, training in principles of adult education and working with adult learners.

·Demonstrated ability to design participatory curriculum. 

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

· Ability to travel frequently for retreats and tailored/customized union programs.

 

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

·Six or more years of experience in the labor movement, as staff or elected leader in a union or worker organization.

·Bilingual Spanish/English or in another set of languages pertinent to worker organizing in New York state.

·Certificate or other credential in organizational development.

·Experience working with two or more of the following functions: worker organizing, political organizing, policy/legislation, collective bargaining, representation, leadership development.

·Experience with multiple unions or worker organizations.

·Experience with federated labor bodies, including national AFL-CIO, State AFL-CIO and/or Central Labor Council/Area Labor Federation.

·Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in project management (coordination among stakeholders, staff, contractors; managing budgets and logistics, etc.).

·Ability to lead or support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice work.


 ILR School Outreach appreciates employees by providing the opportunity to pilot a 9 day per month campus-to-home hybrid schedule.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

ILR School salary range is: $69,500 to $90,000 commensurate with rank, experience, qualifications, and location.


Cornell appreciates employees with great 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, teaching/training experience, and diversity & inclusion statement.

 

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in New York, NY, within the Cornell University ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, or can be based remotely.

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.

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 embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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570 Lexington Ave.
New York, New York 10022