Cornell University, Climate Jobs Institute

Position ID:Cornell-Climate Jobs Institute-CJITESKINNER [#25175, WDR-00038197]
Position Title: Climate Jobs Institute Training and Education Associates - Senior Extension Associates / Extension Associates
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10022, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Management and Organizations
Education Research
Finance / Geospatial analysis
Social Sciences / Survey Methodology
Leadership. Sustainability, and Organizational Change (more...)
Salary Range:Salary $69,500 to $126,500 commensurate with rank, experience, qualifications, and location.
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/07/19, listed until 2024/01/19)
Position Description:   URMs  

Climate Jobs Institute, Training and Education Associate- HYBRID

The Climate Jobs Institute is based in New York, NY, within the Cornell University ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave. Position may be located in New York City, Buffalo, Ithaca, other remote locations in New York State will be considered.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has immediate openings for Climate Jobs Institute Training and Education Associates - Senior Extension Associates / Extension Associates in the Climate Jobs Institute in the NYC Extension/Outreach Division with a focus on the intersection of labor, employment, climate justice and climate change. These positions are 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.

Our Team:

The Climate Jobs Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School is guiding New York and the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy that tackles the climate crisis, creates high-quality union jobs, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce centering frontline communities of color.

Through cutting-edge policy research, deep relationships with on-the-ground partners, and innovative training and education programs, the Institute provides the information that policymakers, the labor and environmental movements, industry leaders and others need to navigate this historic transition to a zero-carbon economy.

The Climate Jobs Institute serves as the academic and educational partner to the Climate Jobs National Resource Center, providing research, policy and educational support to coalitions of unions in numerous U.S. states.

What you will do:

The successful candidates will provide substantial expertise and collaborative guidance to the labor movement, especially building trades and energy unions, on climate change and clean energy issues.

The position will help recruit unions to participate in Labor Leading on Climate’s “climate jobs” research, policy and educational work as well as maintain and deepen existing relationships with unions, environmental and environmental justice organizations, legislators, and others. As a skilled labor educator, this position will design educational convenings and training programs for labor leaders and members, including the development of a new online climate jobs certificate program. This position will collaborate with the rest of the Labor Leading on Climate team on the design and implementation of studies on working conditions in the clean energy industry, identify strategies to create high-quality union jobs in the clean energy industry, and effectively translate this information to national, state and city elected union leaders and other partners, through educational convenings, briefings, public policy reports, and other written products.

The Climate Jobs Institute launched in January 2023 and is entering an important period of growth and expansion. A senior position will help clarify the program’s vision for greater impact, help oversee and manage the program’s expansion, and help pursue and secure large-scale funding. 

Senior Extension Associate / Extension Associate is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through June 30, 2025. The position may be re-appointed based on recommendations by the appropriate Director and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research, as well as available funding and work. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and the Climate Jobs Institute at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/climate-jobs-institute.

What we need:

· Master’s or other advanced degree in related subject matter expertise (industrial and labor relations, social science, labor economics, employment or labor law, workforce development) with relevant expertise related to labor unions, inequality and equity issues, and climate change.

·Candidate should have 3-5 years’ experience in community or labor, or public policy research and a graduate degree in public policy, environmental studies, labor studies, or a related field.

·Experience and desire to work in action-oriented research setting.

·Strong skills in written communication, report writing, and quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial analysis. Comfort and flexibility worth working on several research projects simultaneously and supervising research assistants.

·Familiarity with labor unions, worker organizations, and climate change.

·Social Justice: a strong commitment to racial, economic, social and climate justice.

·Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, and strong interpersonal communications skills.

 

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

·Experience with union pre-apprentice and apprentice training programs and the ability to lead or support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice work.

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

·Experience designing surveys and studies, ability to conduct qualitative interviews with labor, industry and governmental officials.

·Experience with multiple unions and worker organizations. Experience with federated labor bodies, including the national AFL-CIO, State AFL-CIO and/or Central Labor Council/Area Labor Federations.

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

 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.

Salary $69,500 to $126,500 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 in Buffalo or Ithaca, other remote locations in New York State will be considered.

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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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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.


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570 Lexington Ave. 12th Floor
New York, New York 10022