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Administrative Manager, Labor and Employment Law Program - Hybrid

Cornell University

Cornell University

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School Extension Office located at 570 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10022.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Administrative Manager in the Labor and Employment Law Program in the NYC Extension/Outreach Division.

Our Team:

ILR’s Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) merges law and social science research to provide attorneys, legislators, social scientists, and policymakers with multifaceted perspectives through forums and conferences. Current and emerging legal issues affecting the workplace are analyzed with the goal of influencing research, legislation, policy, and litigation. LEL’s emphasis is on emerging issues in law, social equity employment, and workplace drug testing under new state laws.

The Opportunity:

The Administrative Manager, Labor and Employment Law Program (LEL) is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of LEL’s programmatic activities, overseeing operational and financial needs to ensure that goals are met. This position is also responsible for managing administration of NYC Government and Community Relations.

Candidate Profile:

We are seeking people who appreciate and will take ownership in the following, and not limited to:

  • Ensuring that systems and procedures are implemented to accomplish program milestones
  • Developing annual and grant budgets
  • Tracking and ensuring that financial activity meets programmatic needs and deadlines and is compliant with ILR and University policies and procedures
  • Maintaining and utilizing highly confidential and sensitive information; providing legal research
  • Overseeing public relations and marketing efforts, including website content development
  • Overseeing non-academic staff working on scheduling and management of classes, workshops and special events
  • Monitoring the delivery of effective customer service
  • Managing recruitment of staff and student interns/fellows

The Administrative Manager supervises and manages the administrative program support team that is responsible for LEL's programmatic activities.

This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity located in the Cornell University, New York City ILR Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and Labor and Employment Law Program at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/labor-and-employment-law-program.

We require these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent education and work experience
  • Minimum four years of experience in operations and finance management, program administration and development, budgeting, customer service, event planning, and marketing
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to direct and guide the work of others, engaging with team members to accomplish goals and objectives, set clear expectations, and provide feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and monitor projects from inception to completion; manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to multitask and shift priorities; aptitude for working under tight deadlines with competing priorities
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-based, participatory environment, as well as work independently
  • Significant experience in financial management, including developing and monitoring annual and grant budgets
  • Discretion in maintaining and working with highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Outlook; Google Suite; Box, Zoom
  • Demonstrated skill with database, event management, and/or student registration software
  • Experience drafting, editing and proofreading documents, with high level of attention to detail required
  • Proven performance in dealing with diverse internal and external clients and outside vendors; managing complex and sensitive interactions
  • Some travel may be required
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with marketing strategies and development of marketing plans
  • Knowledge of social network programs and use as marketing tools
  • Familiarity with legal terminology and form and experience with legal research
  • High level of proficiency with the technical applications involved in the execution of the job including: Adobe Pro, Qualtrics, SharePoint, Box, Salesforce
  • Previous experience in high-level program or conference management
  • Five to seven years’ administrative experience, including budgeting, program development, marketing and contract management.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • This position is located in New York City. The position will allow for the flexibility to work 9 days per month campus to home hybrid schedule.
    The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
  • Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
  • Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay.
  • Follow this link to learn more about the Total Rewards of Working at Cornell: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/your-total-rewards.
  • Our leave provisions include health and personal leave, three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.

Sponsorship for employment visa is not available for this position.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to be fully considered 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:

Administrator III

Job Family:




Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$86,713.00 - $117,180.00

Remote Option Availability:

Hybrid Remote


Contract College

Contact Name:

Jessica Burnette

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