DEPARTMENT MISSION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Research Division, led by the Vice Provost for Research, enables and advances the university's research priorities as well as research activities of Cornell colleges, schools, research centers, institutes, and laboratories. This combination of university administration, research services, and the advancement of academia is at the intersection that connects Cornell's Extreme Talent, Radical Collaboration, and Results that Matter accredited research and teaching community. The Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) is a service and a resource within the Research Division to the research faculty performing animal based research, teaching and testing and a complementary reference to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance.
CARE provides high quality animal care and veterinary services, and advises and informs researchers, staff and students on animal experimentation issues while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals. These actions result in quality science merging with animal welfare. For the benefit of human and animal health, the mission of CARE is to ensure quality animal care and welfare while serving the Cornell research and teaching community through education and collaboration. CARE has 59 dedicated staff who serve animals in facilities across the Ithaca campus and the satellite locations in the state of New York. It also integrates with the agricultural animals in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural and Life Sciences.
JOB ADVERTISEMENT Under the direction of the Director and Attending Veterinarian, the Associate Director is responsible to manage the Ithaca-based administrative functions of CARE. These administrative functions include: finance, research administration, human resources, facilities and IT. This also involves coordinating these functions with other departments with research animals, including the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Departments of Psychology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ornithology, Neurobiology and Behavior, Ecology and Biomedical Engineering.
Bachelor's degree; more than 5 years and less than 7 years of experience, or other formal four-year training program in business administration, organizational development, human resources or related field required with 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination.Strong working knowledge of budgeting and accounting policies and practices; facilities management, human resource policies and procedures; conflict management and contract management and administration.Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.Customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of people is essential.Ability to establish and sustain effective relationships with all constituents.Attention to detail and organizational skills are critical.Able to work quickly and effectively under pressure.Use judgement in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature.Must be able to balance conflicting priorities and make decisions from a wide range of choices.Must be comfortable working in an environment where change in process/procedures is the norm.Must be able to work independently and to be self-directed.Must exercise sound and ethical judgement when acting on behalf of the department, the Research Division and the university.Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Master's degree preferred. Preferred working knowledge of Cornell budgeting and accounting policies and practices; personnel policies and procedures; and conflict management required. Preferred Cornell administrative computer systems such as Workday, Kuali, Maximo Service Request System, eBuilder, etc.
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