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Associate Director of Roper@Cornell

October 10, 2015

Cornell University has launched a search for the position of Associate Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, which is to be newly located at Cornell starting in November. This is a senior position with substantial administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

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Greetings, Thank you for your interest in learning more about career opportunities at Cornell University. Cornell University is currently conducting a search for an Associate Director of Roper@Cornell located on our Ithaca campus. We have provided a brief snap shot of the role below. You may also click here for broader details. By the way, if this is not quite the role for you, help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity within your professional and social networks using one of the social media links at the top of this email.

Department Background

The Roper Center is the world's largest public opinion archive. It houses more than 12,000 US and 8,000 international datasets from the 1930's to the present. Roper Center data are used by students, researchers, non-profits, and commercial organizations around the world. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic, innovative leader to be part of developing Roper@Cornell. Learn more about Roper@Cornell.

Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, health insurance, and retirement plan with a generous employer contribution.
  • Generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day).
  • Impressive educational benefits, including: tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • 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, flexible work options. To learn more please visit Benefits at Cornell.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CISER Director, the Associate Director of Roper@Cornell is responsible for assuring adherence to the Center's mission to preserve and make available the data entrusted to its care as determined in coordination with the Center's executive director and the Roper Board. The associate director plans, organizes and directs the day-to-day operations of the Center, inclusive of budget development, management and hands-on problem solving. Equally important, the associate director is involved in decision making to establish on-going priorities to best meet the needs of all constituents and to promote a positive work environment. In addition, the incumbent has primary responsibility for data provider relations. Learn more.

Core Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in administrative and financial operations. Demonstrated ability in accounting, budget and financial analysis and reporting; human resource management, and business and strategic planning. Experience with new program development, and communications/marketing materials and program development. Excellent analytical skills. Proven ability to establish and sustain effective relationships. Exceptional communication skills, both interpersonal and written. Demonstrated effective decision-making capability, as well as ability to effectively advocate for and diplomatically represent the unit. Learn more."