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Cornell University Transition Associate - Extension Associate Yang-Tan Institute in Ithaca, New York

Transition Associate - Extension Associate Yang-Tan Institute

Position is located in Ithaca, NY, within the ILR School on the campus of Cornell University, or can be based remotely within New York State.The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for a 50% part-time (20 hours per week) Extension Associate - Transition Associate in the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the Extension/Outreach Division.Our Team:The Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Researchers and practitioners at YTI have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities. Our team consults with business and industry, and with policy makers, educators, disability advocates, and rehabilitation practitioners.What you will do:The position's primary focus will be as a Transition Associate for the NYS Education Department's Transition Technical Assistance Partnership (T-TAP) professional development initiative. This position's role is to train and provide technical assistance to content specialists on the Office of Special Education Educational Partnership regional teams.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, and the Yang-Tan Institute at

What we need:

  • Masters degree or higher in special education, general education, vocational rehabilitation, psychology, disability studies, adult education, or other related field.
  • Minimum of one year of experience providing professional development and/or technical assistance.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in K-12 education settings with educators
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience teaching adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in collaborative environments and to contribute to the innovation and outcome success of a team.
  • Relevant professional leadership and network development at the state and regional level.
  • Frequent travel required.
  • Must be a New York State resident or willing to relocate.

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in special education or education-related field.
  • Two or more years of experience providing professional development and/or technical assistance to practitioners in special education or related field.
  • Two or more years of experience working in transition for students with disabilities and the ability to demonstrate content knowledge in the area of transition.
  • Demonstrated writing ability and scholarly record in the thematic content area (articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles in trade publications, research and project reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, etc.).
  • Professional credentials in disciplinary area, such as appropriate state and national licensure, certifications, etc.
  • Minimum three years of experience with distance learning.
  • Three or more years of experience working in special education or general education.

ILR School Outreach appreciates employees by providing the opportunity for a nine day per month campus-to-home hybrid schedule.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Annualized salary $69,500 to $85,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications, will be adjusted for 50% part-time.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching/training experience. To continue to meet our educational, research and service goals and to meet our commitment to our , we hire and invest in faculty members who share our historical commitment to pursing knowledge for ...any person...in any study. We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current or future) to fostering learning, research, service and/or outreach in such a diverse community. Applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials.

Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:

Extension Associate is a 50% part-time (20 hours per week), academic, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through December 31, 2026. The position may be re-appointed based on recommendations by the appropriate YTI Leadership and Senior Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research, as well as available funding and work.

Pay Range:

$22.36 - $41.11

Pay Ranges:

The hiring 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.

  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

  • Unique applicable skills.

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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 Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at.

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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, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.

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


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. 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.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly