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Labor Leadership Programs Associate – The Worker Institute

 

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, or can be based remotely.

  

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a Senior Extension / Extension Associate – Labor Leadership Programs Associate within the Worker Institute of the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Senior Extension / Extension 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. This position reports to the Director of Labor Leadership Programs at the Worker Institute.

 

Senior Extension / Extension Associate is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, term position, with an initial contract of up to 3 years. The position may be reappointed on the basis of available funding and work with recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean. Position rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. 

 

Project Related Emphasis:

The Labor Leadership Programs Associate is a high-level position leading and working in partnership with national elected union leaders, the highest level of international union staff, and leaders of worker organizations and community-organizing networks aligned with the labor movement. The leadership development associate will manage retreat-based leadership programs that bring together leaders from across the national labor movement as well as top-level leaders within specific unions. Responsibilities include leading retreats, developing appropriate agendas in consultation with leaders in the field, teaching current curriculum, expanding curriculum offerings by researching and developing new modules, maintaining relationships with the highest level of union leadership, and providing tailored organizational and leadership development support to stakeholder organizations. This position will have strong project management, budget management, and fundraising skills to direct multiple programs and lead teams consisting of Worker Institute staff and contracted consultants. As a skilled relationship manager, this associate will deepen our existing organizational relationships and bring new organizations into our programs. The labor leadership associate will also maintain a set of organizational development clients who rely on the Worker Institute to help them increase the power and effectiveness of their organization.

 

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

 

Required Qualifications:

·      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).

·      2-3 years’ experience in the labor movement (7-10 for senior), as staff or elected leader in a union or worker organization.

·      Demonstrated practical experience applying organizational development to the labor movement – including strategic planning, internal organizational/leadership development and/or working with external clients.

·      Significant experience with adult education, including but not limited to working in a union education program, training in principles of adult education and working with adult learners.

·      Demonstrated ability to design participatory curriculum for the highest level of union leadership.

·      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.

·      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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

·      Certificate or other credential in organizational 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.

 

This is a full-time, academic non-tenure track, benefits eligible term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, or can be based remotely.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18940

  

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.

Labor Leadership Programs Associate – The Worker Institute

 

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, or can be based remotely.

  

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University…

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Ithaca, NY, USA

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