The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Extension Associate in the Worker Institute.
The position of Extension Associate – Co-Director Cornell Union Leadership Institute within the Worker Institute (WI) in the Extension/Outreach Division of the ILR School is responsible for providing a range of training, content development and programming primarily in the area of labor-based education programs.
The Extension Associate will co-direct the New York State AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute, a training program housed within the Worker Institute in the ILR (School of Industrial and Labor Relations) Outreach Division. This program enrolls approximately 30 students from various unions all over the Northeast each year. The program has existed since 2001 and has graduated over 330 leaders of unions, central labor bodies, and worker-centered social justice organizations.
The curriculum requires the completion of six classroom seminars and two fieldwork projects as well as three optional electives, either online or in class. A potential student in this leadership training program must be nominated and sponsored by his/her organization, and entrance to the program is competitive. Each class of 30 students enters together as a cohort. Seminars are held each year in July (one week in duration), October, January, March and May (three days each in duration). Field projects are due in January and in July. In July, the graduating students return to Ithaca for their final week-long seminar.
The Extension Associate position is a non-tenure track academic term position with up to a three year initial appointment. The position may be reappointed on the basis of recommendations by the appropriate Project Director, Thematic Lead and Associate Dean of 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
• Master’s or PhD in Industrial and Labor Relations, Worker Rights, Social Science or related field.
• 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 three to six years 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, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
• Strong written and oral communication skills and experience teaching adult learners.
• Familiarity with the trade union movement, professional organizations, and non-profit entities.
• Commitment to the labor movement and social justice issues.
• Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in large project management (e.g. several staff and budgets exceeding $500,000).
• 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 personnel: three to five years preferred.
• Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.
• Minimum of one to three years demonstrated experience in successful grant writing and grant management.
• Minimum of one to three years of experience with distance learning.
To be considered for this position, please apply on-line.
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