• Human Resources Associate

  • 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.

    Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire.

    The College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Human Resources is looking for a dynamic and client-focused HR professional who will regularly collaborate with colleagues across CVM, and university stakeholders, to implement operational best practices and develop resources and tools to streamline services and ensure a high level of value-added customer service.

    What you will do:

    As a member of the CVM Office of Human Resources team, you will:

    ●      Support the full spectrum of academic and non-academic HR activity in the College of Veterinary Medicine and serve as the first point of HR contact for staff and faculty.

    ●      Partner with department managers, supervisors, and academic leaders to support various aspects of human resources services including recruitment and selection, leave administration, transaction processing, and pro-active tracking of appointments and promotions and other HR activities.  

    ●      Partner with staff, students and supervisor’s about payroll expectations and deadlines.  

    ●      Review leave options with employees, make appropriate recommendations, ensure proper documentation is received and shared with the University Medical Leaves Office.

    ●      Provide thoughtful and timely guidance to staff, faculty and supervisors  on HR processes and policies, partnering with College and University subject matter experts.  

    ●      Handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion and judgment.

    ●      Continuously contribute to the development of a high-functioning workgroup, create, and maintain a positive work environment that is emblematic of our team and core values.

    ●      Consistently provide creative resolution to challenges using technology and HR reporting tools/dashboards.  

    ●      Facilitate connections for our community to models of excellence (colleague network groups, mentorship opportunities and committee assignments) to promote belonging and success in the CVM Community.

    Employees are expected to meet all the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success.

    What do you have:

    ●      An Associate's Degree with 4 to 6 years related experience in human resources or related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

    ●      Proven ability to deliver high-quality customer service involving a proactive approach as well as anticipating the needs of the customer, requiring independent follow-through and initiative.

    ●      Demonstrated a strong ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally.    

    ●      Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with varied audiences at all levels of the organization.

    ●      Ability to effectively manage multiple competing deadlines, assignments, and projects in a proactive, solution-oriented manner while setting priorities appropriately and paying close attention to details and accuracy.  

    ●      Proven ability to work independently, use sound judgment in decision-making, and contribute to the development of a highly successful, team-oriented work environment, along with escalating questionable situations to colleagues and leadership.

    ●      Demonstrated experience with office productivity software (e.g., MS Office), including the use of advanced platforms to develop products to meet business needs.  

    ●      Ability to maintain ethical workplace practices.

    If you have all those things, great!  Here are some preferred qualifications:

    ●      Bachelor’s Degree in ILR/HR or related field with 2-4 years related experience.

    ●      A solid understanding and application of HR “body of knowledge” (SHRM) and all applicable HR laws at the local, State, and Federal levels. HR Certifications preferred.

    ●      Familiarity with Cornell’s human resource and payroll policies and software (Workday) is strongly desired.

    What’s in it for you:

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

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

    ●      Cornell’s leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.

    ●      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.

    ●      Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link: Benefits at Cornell.

    ●      Animal Lover? Interested in animal and human health? This is the place for you. Unlimited opportunities to see firsthand, how animals are taken care of and how CVM lives by its mission.

    Working at the College of Veterinary Medicine also comes with an active Staff Council dedicated to improving the work environment, and an overall welcoming community interested in helping its members be successful.   

    Who we are and what we do:

    Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal health, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.  Ours is a value–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization’s values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity.

    CVM is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and implementation of scientific knowledge to improve the health and well-being of animals and people.

    The College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Human Resources serves as a strategic partner to the CVM leadership team and a strong advocate for dedicated staff and faculty. With a dynamic employee base to support, the HR team is continuously evolving its approach to ensure they are following the latest and most innovative HR best practices.

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    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

    Background check may be required.

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    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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    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.

  • 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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. 

    We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.