Cornell University, Yang Tan Institute

Program ID:Cornell-YTI-EXTYTI [#19041, WDR-00027136]
Program Title: Work Incentives Associate, Income and Benefits Program, Yang-Tan Institute - Cornell University
Program Type:Other
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Management and Organizations
Management / Business Analysis, Communication, Human Resource, Innovation Management, land management, Land managment, Natural Resources Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/07/27, finished 2021/10/28)

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

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Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension Associate/Extension Associate – Work Incentives Associate within the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI) in the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more focus areas. The Senior Extension/ Extension Associate – Work Incentives 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. The Senior Extension/Extension Associate – Work Incentives Associate will participate with other faculty in setting focus area goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals with the Executive Director. This position of Senior Extension/ Extension Associate reports to the Program Director of Income and Benefits Programs.

Senior Extension /Extension Associate is an academic, non-tenure track, term position with an 18-month initial appointment. The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean as well as available funding and work. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. 

Key components of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability include:

  • The institute conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace with focus on workplace issues, health & wellbeing, community inclusion, data, education & learning, emerging topics.
  • Researchers and practitioners at the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. Our team consults with business and industry, and with policy makers, educators, disability advocates, and rehabilitation practitioners.
  • YTI contributes to developing inclusive workplace systems and communities in a variety of ways. Our team engages in research and produces scholarly articles, develops training materials, conducts training sessions domestically and internationally, and offers technical assistance on a wide array of disability-related matters. Our expertise embraces legal mandates and operational issues, providing an all-encompassing perspective that enables us to help transform public policy into practice.

Project-Related Emphasis:  This position works in partnership with the Program Director to expand the Income and Benefits focus area within YTI.  This includes all grant and contract-sponsored initiatives in this focus area, as well as fee-for-service efforts. This will include:

  • Collaborate in the management of the Work Incentive Practitioner – Certification (WIP-C) program.
  • Outreach, marketing and recruitment for all publicly-offered income and benefit training programs.
  • Relationship building with federal, state and local agencies to market and contract for fee-for-service lines of programming.
  • Collaboration and oversight with all related personnel assigned to work in the Income and Benefits focus area.
  • Develop and implement training curriculum with the New York City’s Mayor Office.
  • Development of online Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance toolkits for practitioners.
  • Assist Director with the oversight of Income and Benefits Planners who attend the YTI Online course.
  • Actively participate as member of the YTI team and engage in semi-annual retreats and monthly meetings.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Master's, doctoral, or Juris Doctor) 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, social programming providing cash, health and other benefits, etc.).
  • 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 three years of experience (7-10 for senior) teaching related courses in college-level environment, conducting training to relevant target audience, and/or conducting research in the thematic content area.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, practitioner journals, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
  • Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in promoting thematic area program teaching, consultation, and research services to regional, state, or national networks through the use of in-person, print, and electronic mediums.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams and mentoring, coaching, and supervising teaching and/or research personnel and graduate students; five to seven years preferred.
  • Occasional travel required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in related field.
  • Minimum of three to five 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 of three to five years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
  • Minimum of three to five years experience with distance learning. 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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, and teaching experience.

This is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track benefits eligible term opportunity located in Ithaca, NY on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853