Location: Ithaca, New York
Executive Director, Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration
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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business:
Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration:
Executive Director, Center for Hospitality Research:
Since then, the CHR has supported the hospitality industry with pioneering research and thought leadership and engaging events that bring together faculty experts, industry leaders, and students to exchange new ideas and explore the challenges and opportunities that the modern hospitality industry faces.
Executive Director - Center for Hospitality Research Opportunity:
The role of the Executive Director is to oversee and carry out the strategic direction, major initiatives, and operations of the Institute, including developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the Center's initiatives and programs; business development; financial planning and management; management of internal and external relationships; and oversight of unit administration. Specifically:
- Develop a global network of hospitality-relevant researchers with past, present, and desired future connections to the Center, School, the College, and the University
- Develop and administer a database of real-time industry data for research projects
- Build and lead dedicated research and editorial teams
- Identify important industry issues and trends, as well as non-hospitality research (e.g., business economics, psychology, etc.) that is relevant to the hospitality industry, and develop relevant programming to help the industry stay ahead of the curve. Issues and trends might include digital transformation, personalization, sustainability, loyalty, hospitality analytics, DEI, and many more.
- Facilitate and organize programming for the greater CHR community (faculty, industry, alumni, students, other stakeholders)
- Foster knowledge creation through programming, conferences, colloquia, round tables, competitions, panels, etc.
- Create a long-term plan for engaging faculty and students.
- Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with industry partners to promote the incorporation of programs in the hospitality community (e.g., at conferences and other events, in publications, etc.).
- Direct the development of program publications and other resources and marketing tools to create a comprehensive marketing and communication program that will serve to inform the community about the programs.
- Develop and oversee plans and expected milestones to address identified deficits; develop assessment plans for remediation and follow up on progress toward goals.
The Executive Director will have the following skills and qualifications:
- Excellent project management skills. This includes developing the global network of hospitality-relevant researchers, and delivering programming (conferences, colloquia, round tables, competitions etc.) in this area.
- Fundraising, broadly defined: This includes marketing skills (developing and tailoring messages for programs and for funds), selling (the initiative to corporate partners and other industry stakeholders), and customer relationship management (of friends and alumni of the College interested in hospitality research and thought leadership).
- Thought leadership development by developing a network of thought leaders for the Center, with a goal to publish in business-feed press. The skills required include an understanding of industry issues, willingness to reach out to scholars and experts around the world on these topics.
- Qualifications include an appropriate advanced degree(s) (MBA, JD, Ph.D.), and experience with business administration. The ideal candidate will be a skilled professional with 5 to 7 years of work experience in business and academia.
Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:
This position is a full-time position based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits including relocation assistance. When applying, please include a cover letter with your application. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Pay Rate Type:
$107,356.00 - $131,213.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
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.