Cornell University is seeking a University Policy Director. In this role, you will be the key facilitator for the strategic development, review, and dissemination of University policies that impact Ithaca-based campuses, Cornell Tech, and Weill Cornell Medicine.
You will perform a leadership role providing expertise and guidance regarding all aspects of policymaking including the conduct of the policy process to the University community for campus-wide policies. You will advise senior administrators on policy development, revisions, and implementation procedures to achieve consistency and to avoid duplication or conflicts among policies. You will identify policies, procedures, processes, or practices that could be revised, simplified, eliminated, or created to better meet the needs of the university community.
You will provide oversight and development of the electronic Policy Library, which serves as the authoritative source of policies and related procedures and for implementation and maintenance of a well-defined and user-friendly policy development process.
You will report to Cornell University's Associate Compliance Officer and collaborate with leadership to integrate policy with the university compliance program.
What you will need...
Bachelor's Degree with a minimum 7 years' experience in policy development, review, and management
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Excel, and FileMaker Pro
High level of organization and task management
Experience in editing and archiving policy documents in order to maintain a transparent document history trail
Deep understanding of how to work with responsible units in a collaborative way
Experience in and ability to successfully communicate with all levels of university
Strong business/technical writing skills
Strong critical thinking skills combined with ability to quickly identify whether a question should be directed to the policy owner
Ability to quickly cultivate trust-based relationships with stakeholders
Ability to work independently and to manage and meet multiple priorities and deadlines within a complex and diverse environment
Ability to manage confidential and other sensitive matters appropriately
A valid driver's license and a good driving record
Ability to pass a background check as required
What is preferred...
Business analytics, project management, policy management software experience
Library sciences, policy, regulatory affairs, compliance, or similar background
Professional experience working in a large, decentralized university or comparable setting
Familiarity with standard policies and other aspects of administration in the context of a university
Compliance program experience
Rewards & Benefits:
Work with a progressive leadership team and an ambitious division.
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:3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) 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, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
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