Overview

Job Location:
Ithaca (Main Campus)

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18.

   

   

Who we are:

Cornell University is a federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and member of the Ivy League.  Cornell is at the forefront of education and research in academic disciplines. 

While working in close collaboration/partnership, the Colleges of Engineering and the Ann S. Bowers College of  Computing and Information Science are globally renowned, leading the technology era as the home of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and world-class scholarship and education.  The College of Engineering is the highest-rated engineering school in the Ivy League. Half of all undergraduates on the Ithaca campus take at least one course from Bowers CIS during their time at Cornell.

In this role you will have direct impact on the success of these colleges and overall Cornell community by identifying and responding to human capital opportunities through analysis, problem solving, and presentation of well-informed and relevant solutions to various HR challenges.

What you will do:

Working in support of the College of Engineering and Bowers CIS, you will join the Human Resources Service Center to provide transactional and consultative assistance related to recruitment, onboarding, compensation, payroll, leave management, professional development, and employee relations.

The HRSC works across many functional units to help foster a productive and vibrant work environment where each individual is respected and feels connected to the overall mission.

As a member of the Human Resources Service Center team, support the full spectrum of academic and non-academic HR activity in the College of Engineering and Bowers CIS, and serve as the first point of HR contact for assigned departments/units. Partner with Administrative Directors, supervisors and Department Chairs to support various aspects of human resources services including recruitment and selection support for staff and non-faculty academics, visa processing and tracking, leaves administration, payroll services, transaction processing, maintenance of personnel files and tracking of appointments and promotions.

Serve as the first point of contact for information on HR processes and HR policy interpretation and liaise with University HR and subject matter experts as needed. Handle questionable cases requiring policy interpretation, utilizing judgment to refer unusual cases to HRBP/HRD. Develop resources and tools to aid human resource management and ensure high-quality customer service. Provide administrative and project support for staff-related issues. Handle sensitive and confidential matters and information with appropriate discretion and judgment. Provide backup to HR Business Partner for transaction approval and in handling complex cases requiring policy interpretation and leave administration.

Proactively partner with managers and staff to develop and implement effective HR strategies. Assist in the creation of and delivery of HR programs and priorities.  Work collaboratively with colleagues to design, develop and deliver effective training programs to support human resource objectives.  Create and foster a positive, engaged work environment. Implement best practices to further the efforts of the Cornell HR community.

This position is full-time and is located in Ithaca, New York.  This position’s primary work location will be on-campus with occasional ability for remote work.

What we need:

  • Associates Degree and 4 to 6 yearsexperience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work. Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Must be adaptable to meet changing business needs. Must have a proven record of taking initiative and being proactive. Excellent judgment, problem solving, customer service, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills. Proven clear and effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively across a diverse constituent base. Must be comfortable with granular details, as well as synthesizing broader concepts and applying them to daily work.  

  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team context and to set priorities, manage competing demands and to provide timely response to urgent issues.  

  • Solid experience with standard desktop productivity tools, including word processing programs, database management systems, and spreadsheets. 

  • Demonstrated efforts in helping to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for colleagues and customers.

What we prefer:

HRCI or SHRM certification. At least 2 years of experience working in a fast-paced, high volume with Human Resource Operations in a higher education academic setting strongly preferred. Workday experience and Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Rewards and Benefits:

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.

  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st

  • 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.

 

We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_endowed.pdf

 

How to Apply:

When applying through our system, please submit both a cover letter and resume/CV for full consideration. 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. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

  

University Job Title:

Human Resources Asst V

Job Family:

Human Resources

Level:

E

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Endowed

Contact Name:

Sue Shipman

Number of Openings:

0

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

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Employment Assistance:

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 Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at [email protected].

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EEO Statement:

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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