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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.


As part of the university’s comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire’s vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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The Opportunity

The College of Engineering and Bowers CIS Human Resource Service Center is seeking an HR Talent Specialist to round out their dynamic team. As the HR Talent Specialist, you will play a critical role in leading, organizing, and delivering results tied to talent management and recruitment priorities, work to measure and influence the workplace culture and climate, and serve as the HR partner to assigned departments. In this role, you will:

·         Provide recruitment and hiring support to college managers and leadership.

·         Develop, implement, and track college onboarding program.

·         Review and build pipelines of diverse talent pools for priority hiring areas.

·         Partner with central HR offices to leverage tools and resources to implement best practices for recruitment, onboarding, and retention.

·         Support a climate of inclusion and belonging for employees.

·         Serve as the first point of contact using independent judgment for information on HR processes, HR policy interpretation, and liaise with University HR and subject matter experts as needed; refer unusual cases to supervisor.


Candidate Profile

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or other related discipline with two years of experience in human resources or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, you will have a fundamental understanding of Human Resource work and expertise in at least three of the following areas:  recruitment, onboarding, employee and labor relations, HR information systems, training, and development. Additional skills and experience you will bring to the position include:

·         A demonstrated commitment to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every HR or business functional area.

·         A positive and professional attitude and the ability to build trust/maintain relationships with diverse audiences at all levels of the organization.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening.

·         A track record for being a multi-tasker with an ability to adapt to changing priorities.

·         A self-starter who seeks ways to contribute to the team’s success and knows when to ask for assistance.

·         Proven decision-making skills, with the judgment to know when to seek guidance.

·         Creative and interested in or experienced in developing programs.

·         Prior experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Proficiency in MS Outlook in a Windows-based environment.


Rewards and Benefits

·         This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The position will allow for the flexibility to work remotely a minimum of three times per week at a location of employee’s choosing within the United States. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.

·         Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits:

·         Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation, health and personal leave, and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-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.


The starting pay range for this position is $62,410 to $70,622, based on education and experience.


No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.

Background check may be required.

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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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