Employment Opportunity at Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School. Yang-Tan Institute

Northeast ADA Center Staff April 26, 2020

Program Manager – Extension Support Specialist II   Description   The ILR School is seeking an Extension Support Specialist II – Program Manager for the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the ILR School.    The purpose of this position is to provide education, training, program management and technical assistance support for externally-funded research projects in the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI), which is a research, extended education and technical assistance program of a national and regional scope focusing on disability and the workplace.  The position’s primary focus will be on the Northeast ADA Center, a Federally funded grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, Administration on Community Living.  This position will also serve as Program Manager for a research and evaluation contract with the NYS Vocational Rehabilitation agency (ACCES-VR).   Responsibilities for the Northeast ADA Center include development and delivery of learning programs on general ADA topics on behalf of the Northeast ADA Center; external communication with Northeast ADA Stakeholders for the purposes of coordinating affiliate services and program offerings; project management including monitoring project timelines and tasks and addressing delays as needed; coordination of technical assistance coverage and other technical assistance activities.  Position will also supervise on-site technical assistance staff.  The role requires knowledge of the ADA, direct interaction with employers, public entities, and organizations serving people with disabilities.    Responsibilities for the ACCES-VR project will include project management support for research and evaluation activities to ensure timely implementation of comprehensive needs assessment activities, logistical support for data collection, fulfillment of key deliverables, assist in preparing manuscripts for scientific publication and other research administrative support on an as-needed basis.   

Qualifications ·         Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, vocational rehabilitation, or related field.  ·         Three to five years of experience in training program design, development, and delivery. ·         Three to five years of administrative experience, including project coordination and administration. ·         Three to five years of experience with the ADA or related disability rights legislation. ·         Demonstrated ability to manage, implement and monitor research and evaluation projects from conception to completion. ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience in supporting program evaluation reports and scholarly publications for scientific journals.  ·         Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people. ·         Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team. ·         Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. ·         Expertise with standard computer software including Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. ·         Expertise in reference management software – e.g. Mendeley or EndNote or RefWorks ·         Prior supervisory experience. ·         Travel required in NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.   

Preferred Qualifications ·         Master’s or other graduate degree in related field strongly preferred. ·         Five to eight years of experience in a vocational rehabilitation or disability-related position. ·         Five to eight years project management experience.  ·         Background knowledge in related fields, such as rehabilitation, public administration, human services, social work. ·         Knowledge of digital learning tools, web media, and use of web for Technical Assistance and information dissemination.  ·         General understanding of the grant proposal process to secure funding for programs and services. ·         Web design and content management experience.   Background check will be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.   

Application Procedure: Interested parties should apply on-line at, or search “Find Jobs” within Workday, referencing posting number WDR-00008510.   This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits eligible opportunity, that is located on campus.   Additional questions about this role may be directed to Susan O’Neil,