The ILR School at Cornell University is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance. We advance the world of work through teaching, research, and outreach. As a land-grant college, we generate and disseminate leading-edge knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, and establish best practices in the workplace, and to inform government policy. Boasting one of the most diverse student populations at Cornell, our mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives.
The ILR Office of Career Services (OCS) serves the career development of ILR undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates. The student body is comprised of approximately 1000 undergraduates and about 150 residential graduate students, and a number of current professionals who are part of our Master of Professional Studies (MPS) and online Executive Masters in Human Resources Management (EMHRM) programs. Click here to learn more about OCS and the ILR School.
The Assistant/Associate Director position reports to the Director of Career Services and works collaboratively with two other Assistant/Associate Directors, two administrative support staff, and five peer advisors. In addition, this position is part of the ILR Student Experience Team focused on the student experience and wellbeing for ILR students, and has a student-centered approach, contributes to building a collaborative community based on trust, and values diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. If you are team oriented, like to have fun, can take the initiative and run with it, then read on as your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Career Advising and Coaching
Advise and/or coach students/recent graduates throughout the career development process in a range of career-related issues, including but not limited to: resume and cover letter-writing, interviewing, career planning/exploration/choice, job search/strategy, graduate school exploration, networking, and summer and postgraduate planning
Advise students in person, via phone or web-conferencing (Zoom), and through social media platforms (Chatter through Salesforce) including students who are away from campus for study abroad, exchange programs, and semester-long credit internships
Incorporate knowledge of diverse populations when advising students to create a welcoming, inclusive space and address the needs of our various student populations and identities
Conduct practice interviews to help improve student interviewing skills
Connect with employers and alumni and guide students in networking with these constituents
Develop and facilitate career workshops, career forums
Oversee Practice Interview Program
Contribute to implementation and marketing of large-scale events
Manage and train Peer Advisor Program (student employees)
Participate and represent Office of Career Services with members of Cornell Career Services and the ILR School staff and faculty members
For a complete Staff Position Description, please contact: Brenda L Herrling - email@example.com
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: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day) 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.
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located on the Ithaca campus. Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is not available for this position.
When applying through our system, please remember to attach resume and cover letter in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here . Referencing posting number: WDR-00017295.
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 Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of our heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
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.
What we need:
We need an assistant/associate director who is passionate about helping students meet their career goals; is committed to effectively guide/coach students from diverse backgrounds; enjoys sharing ideas and building positive relationships; is a creative problem solver; and values continuous learning and professional growth. Specifically, we need a professional with the following required traits:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Two-to-four years’ experience in student advising in career services, student services, student counseling/development or related field required.
Proficiency in using technology, various programs and software, and social media platforms to move from transactional interactions to more relationship-based and transformational connections with students
Strong presentation skills to develop and facilitate career-related workshops and events or engage small to large audiences of students, faculty, staff, alumni, or other constituents.
If you have all those traits, great! We have a few more traits that we would prefer you to have, but it’s ok if you don’t:
Master’s degree in college student personnel, student affairs, counseling, or related field
Qualifications and/or certification in administering career assessment tools such as Strong, MBTI, StrengthsFinder (Clifton Strengths) or others preferred
Experience with and knowledge of career services platforms (Handshake, Simplicity, etc.) ideal
Experience with Salesforce or CRM software a plus
Experience in working with diverse populations
Internal Number: 00017295
About Cornell University/ILR School
The ILR School at Cornell University is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance. We advance the world of work through research and insight, undergraduate and graduate education, and career-long learning for professionals. As a land-grant college, we generate and disseminate leading-edge knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, establish best practices in the workplace, and inform government policy. Learn more by visiting: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/.
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