The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an opening for an Administrator III - Worker Institute Administrative Manager. The Worker Institute at Cornell engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues, generating innovative thinking and solutions in order to create a more fair, equitable and sustainable workplace and society. The Worker Institute includes 22 extension faculty and staff in Buffalo, New York City and Rochester, and 20 resident faculty and staff in Ithaca. The Administrative Manager will report to the Worker Institute leadership team.
This position in the Extension/Outreach division of the ILR School, with direction from and close coordination with the leadership team, is responsible for meeting the operational and financial objectives of the Worker Institute. This includes helping to shape the strategic priorities of the institute; developing new operational systems and practices to meet the institute's vision, mission and goals; and implementing and managing the day-to-day operations to align with the Worker Institute's strategic priorities.
The Administrative Manager supervises and manages the administrative and program support team that is responsible for coordinating the institute's programmatic activities in coordination with the ILR HR team. The Administrative Manager is also responsible for accomplishing all of the human resource objectives related to the administrative staff.
With the leadership team and the ILR Finance Team, the Administrative Manager develops and prepares the annual budget; tracks and ensures adherence to the institute's budget milestones, and ensures programmatic compliance with the ILR School's financial policies and procedures.
This is a full-time exempt supervisory position based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022.
Bachelor's degree in the area of Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Industrial and Labor Relations, Social Science or related field or equivalent.
Four to five years of administrative experience, including budgeting, supervision, program development and marketing.
Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, manage, implement and monitor projects from conception to completion.
Ability to track financial transactions and prepare budgets and reports on financial activities.
Ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment.
Experience developing and implementing fundraising strategy, including idea generation, identification and stewardship of new and existing funders, and coordination with colleagues responsible for grant solicitation.
Ability to exercise good judgment and logic to anticipate and solve problems independently.
Excellent organizational, communications, writing and editing skills.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people.
Experience supervising administrative and technical staff as well as 'managing up' with respect to professional staff and extension faculty.
Ability to interact professionally with a diverse customer base including undergraduate, graduate and professional students, managers, and union leaders.
Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other desktop publishing software.
Some travel will be required.
Master's degree in Management (MBA or MPA), Industrial and Labor Relations, Social Science, or related field.
Five to seven years of administrative experience, including budgeting, supervision, program development, marketing and contract management, including the pricing and costing of revenue contracts.
Familiarity with the trade union movement, professional organizations, and non-profit entities.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in day-to-day administration of university / higher ed policies and practices.
Salesforce or similar CRM experience.
Experience in conference / special events coordination strongly preferred and project management skills.
Previous experience with proposal development, grant writing and administration to in order to assist with securing funding for programs and services.
Knowledge in research tools and methodologies.
Commitment to the labor movement and social justice issues.
No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.
This position is based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022.
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