What is Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center-Bacteriology Unit?
Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal health, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.
The Animal Health Diagnostic Center's (AHDC) mission is to improve the health of food and fiber producing animals, companion animals, sport and recreational animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. These activities protect and improve public health, promote environmental stewardship, and foster economic growth.
The Bacteriology unit of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center provides high quality, detailed, and complete diagnostic testing services to veterinary clients and agricultural producers, in addition to contributing to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. In partnership with Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), the Bacteriology laboratory assists to serve the dairy industry of New York State by providing diagnostic testing to promote herd health and the production of high-quality milk.
What you will do:
As the Bacteriology Operations Manager, you will leverage your ability to effectively collaborate and cooperate with two lab managers as part of a dynamic, innovative and committed management team for lab staff members who are dedicated to ensuring the health of animals and New York State dairy production. You will be a critical member of the Bacteriology team through your partnership with unit and organizational leadership to plan, monitor and report on the overall efficacy of fiscal, staff and process performance.
Serving as a key member of the team, you will also provide mentoring and constructive coaching to staff while also providing project management and coordination of the unit's efficiency and efficacy.
If this sounds like something up your alley, keep reading because there's more!
Additionally, you will:
Monitor and positively influence the unit's success in serving internal and external clients.
Work closely to support the unit director in diagnostic research efforts by providing data for decision making through routine and ad hoc reports.
Provide financial direction overseeing the unit's operating budget and all financials, including inventory and equipment management and research costing.
We want everyone to feel happy and engaged at work but sometimes employee relations issues arise, therefore you will effectively address moderately complex operational issues, lead personnel management and coordinate human resource and employee relations matters such as performance feedback, recruitment, hiring, conflict resolution, advising on interpersonal difficulties and disciplinary actions.
Lastly, this is a big job but you won't have to go it alone! You will partner and collaborate with unit leadership, AHDC leadership and CVM Human Resources on particularly complex matters.
What you will be:
You will thrive in a high throughput, outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, enjoy working on routine and detailed tasks, and can effectively plan and implement new practices. You are highly collaborative, with a strong attention to quality and a proven ability to problem-solve. You are reliable, have a positive attitude, good judgment, can be extremely flexible and work well under pressure in a team-based environment.
You will be the type of person who sees a complex situation as an opportunity to grow rather than an impossible challenge. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, agile environment where you gained extensive personnel and project management experience. Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree, with at least three years of administrative management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in general accounting principles and management of complex systems, including budget preparation and monitoring.
Excellent judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to understand all aspects of a situation.
Proficiency with a variety of computer programs, and the ability to quickly learn new software.
Proven experience in project management.
Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate across levels and develop excellent working relationships with the ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion.
Effectiveness working in a fast-paced, complex, client-oriented environment that is collaborative and team-oriented.
Excellent initiative and self-management practices to successfully oversee and organize competing priorities and deadlines; provide guidance on prioritization.
Creative and strategic thinking ability with effective delegation skills, proven leadership and supervisory experience.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Understanding of grant and contract management
Familiarity with Cornell accounting processes
Experience working within an organization with an established quality assurance program
Familiarity with Veterinary medicine or diagnostic testing
Understanding of agricultural production herd health
Cornell Leadership Experience
Knowledge of Cornell policies and procedures
We welcome your application! For this position, applications must include:
Your resume/CV. A cover letter that includes a Statement of Contribution to Diversity. Because we take effective and inclusive supervision seriously, any applications considered for supervisory positions at the College of Veterinary Medicine must include a Statement of Contribution to Diversity where you describe your past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career as a supervisor and/or to convey how you see these commitments continuing in your role as Bacteriology Operations Manager at Cornell.
When uploading your materials to your application, it is best to combine your Resume/CV and cover letter into one PDF or Word file.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Background check may be required.
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