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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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.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 Cornell Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) supports the health and wellbeing of Cornell employees as a part of the Workforce Wellbeing team in the Division of HR’s Employee Experience department.
FSAP provides no-fee mental health consultation, brief counseling, referral services, integrated consultation services, crisis response, outreach, and education about mental health topics and issues to Cornell faculty, staff, academics, postdocs, retirees, and spouses/partners. Services are provided in-person and via telehealth. Under the supervision of the director, three counselors provide trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and responsive care, considering a range of experiences and personal identities such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
The director and counselors also collaborate and consult with Cornell departments to deliver programs and resources to better support constituencies and university priorities related to diversity, equity, inclusion, wellbeing, and effectiveness. Department examples include, and are not limited to, The Dept. of Inclusion and Belonging, Workforce Wellbeing, Cornell Wellness, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and Organizational Development & Effectiveness.
We are searching for our next Director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. As Director, you will:
· Lead the FSAP, being responsible for service delivery and development in adherence to practice and procedures.
· Supervise clinicians and administrative staff, including overseeing hiring, interviewing, performance management, and clinical oversight.
· Provide high-level direct clinical and consultative services to Cornell leaders and managers regarding sensitive and confidential workplace situations.
· Participate in the development of HR’s workforce mental health strategic plan, advising on initiatives in support of fostering a psychologically healthy workplace at Cornell and delivering comprehensive supervisory training.
· Build relationships with campus constituents responsible for assessing and managing crises and threats to the campus community, including but not limited to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and Cornell Police, to ensure full community support during times of crisis.
· Serve as a Tompkins County Health Department mental health designee, allowing the director access to confidential individual information and authorization to refer an employee to a medical facility for evaluation.
· Be responsible for the design of off-hours crisis management strategies and resources for employee populations.
Success factors and what we are looking for you to bring to the role:
· Be a team-oriented leader who enjoys working collaboratively with staff and campus colleagues to best support constituent needs.
· Be innovative and conceptual in thinking about program evolution and broader workforce needs.
· Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, with comfort in public speaking and leading community education/consultation initiatives.
· Commitment to individual and team professional growth and discovery in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
· Maintain flexibility in adjusting to a changing work environment, job responsibilities, and departmental priorities.
· Master’s degree in social work or doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and at least 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination.
· Licensed to practice in New York State or agreement to pursue licensure upon hire (required to obtain within 12 months of hire).
· Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within one year of employment and maintained bi-annually.
· Professional, compassionate, and thorough oral and written communicator with individuals, small groups, and large groups.
· Proficiency in basic computer programs and tools (e.g., Excel) for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on service usage.
· Understanding national and state codes for educational professional ethics; demonstrating ethical behavior in diverse situations; and complying with regulations.
· Proven people management experience, including staffing, training, setting performance standards and goals, measuring and recognizing performance, and supporting and guiding employee development.
· Experience and demonstrated skill working with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities.
· Proficiency in a language in addition to English is desirable.
· Experience delivering workshops and facilitating group discussions on mental health topics.
· Experience with electronic health record management systems.
· Experience working in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provided a limited number of sessions.
· Awareness and savviness about liabilities and risks for an employer with an EAP and counselors.
· Experience working in a highly complex organization, higher education experience a plus.
What’s in it for you:
· Lead a highly effective team that embraces counseling and workplace best practices and prioritizes supporting each other professionally and personally, whose positive impact on the entire university community is experienced by all at Cornell.
· As a member of the broader Employee Experience team, you’ll collaborate with HR analytics, wellness, and work/life professionals to best serve Cornell employees.
· Working with a supervisor who is a coach/mentor focused on guiding their staff and team and ensuring you have the right tools and training to achieve mutual success.
· A hybrid work arrangement if preferred. This position is physically located in Ithaca, New York.
· World class, Cornell supported professional development and educational benefits.
· Competitive compensation, generous time-off, and excellent benefits. More on Cornell Benefits.
The offer pay range for the Director, FSAP, is $87,908 to $100,000, based on education and experience.
A cover letter and resume are required for further consideration for this position.
No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.
Background check may be required.
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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.
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