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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Ithaca, New York

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Join Our Team as the Associate Director for Staff and Labor Relations!Are you a dynamic, strategic leader ready to shape the future of labor and employee relations in a prestigious university environment? We're seeking an experienced and tenacious individual to join our team as the Associate Director for Staff and Labor Relations. Reporting to the Senior Director of Staff and Labor Relations, this pivotal role will provide strategic direction and leadership for the university's labor relations, employee relations, and human resource policy functions.Key Responsibilities:Strategic Leadership: Lead in planning and responding to new union campaigns, act as the lead negotiator for collective bargaining agreements, and develop labor and collective bargaining strategies in alignment with university interests.Collaboration: Partner with Senior HR and campus leadership to achieve goals aligned with university objectives, fostering inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.Risk Management: Take appropriate action to limit potential financial and legal liability/risk and reputational impact on the university, collaborating with the Office of General Counsel on labor relations matters.Communication Skills: Utilize strong interpersonal, communication, customer service, and analytical skills to effectively convey information to a variety of audiences.Position Requirements:Commitment to Diversity: Demonstrate commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing, incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color.Demonstrated Skills: Proven experience in consulting, contract negotiations, grievance administration, and strategic leadership. In-depth knowledge of labor contracts, personnel policies, and federal labor and employment laws. Possess strategic thinking abilities and strong analytical prowess. Education and Experience: A Juris Doctor (JD) with 5 or more years of experience in private sector labor relations.Preferred Qualifications:Legal Expertise: First-chair experience negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements in the private sector.Experience with large diverse clients: Previous experience in a university setting is a plus, along with a high level of organization, detail orientation, and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.Leadership Experience: Demonstrated leadership and people management experience, with the ability to lead and manage highly motivated and high-functioning individuals.Why Join Us?Inclusive Culture: Be part of a dynamic and inclusive university culture that values diversity, equity, and wellbeing.Collaborative Environment: Work with a collaborative team dedicated to shaping the future of labor and employee relations in a leading academic institution.Professional Growth: Seize opportunities for professional growth and development in a challenging and versatile environment.Outstanding Benefits: Our benefits include generous time-off benefits, including a paid winter break, high-quality health care plans, retirement contributions, continuing education, wellbeing and flexibility and much more.   No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.University Job Title:Director Employee/Labor Relations IJob Family:Human ResourcesLevel:HPay Rate Type:SalaryPay Range:$144,147.00 - $176,180.00Remote Option Availability:Fully OnsiteCompany:EndowedContact Name:Sonja BaylorJob Titles and Pay Ranges:Non-Union PositionsNoted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:Prior relevant work or industry experienceEducation level to the extent education is relevant to the positionUnique applicable skillsAcademic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator.Union PositionsThe hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined in accordance with the rates in the respective collective bargaining agreement. To learn more about Cornell’s union wages, see Union Pay Rates.Current Employees:If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.Online Submission Guidelines:Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.  You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.Employment Assistance:For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu.If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu.Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also request an appointment to use a dedicated workstation in the Office of Talent Attraction and Recruitment, at the Ithaca campus, by emailing mycareer@cornell.edu.Notice to Applicants:Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.EEO Statement: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.2023-11-29SummaryLocation: Ithaca (Main Campus)Type: Full time