Cornell University has retained GattiHR for their Associate Director, Health & Welfare Programs search, located in Ithaca, NY. John Todd and Faith Swain will lead this search.

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. Cornell is the federal land-grant institution in New York State, with a responsibility to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, and the world. 

Cornell aspires to be the exemplary comprehensive research university for the 21st century. Faculty, staff, and students thrive at Cornell because of its unparalleled combination of quality and breadth; its open, collaborative, and innovative culture; its founding commitment to diversity and inclusion; its vibrant rural and urban campuses; and its land-grant legacy. 

Cornell has a collaborative and consensus-based culture that is built on mutual respect for the views of others. The Benefits Services and Administration (BSA) department is committed to the following four goals. 

  • Understanding and addressing our customers’ needs.
  • Offering and operating effective benefits plans and programs, which are compliant, comprehensive, and cost-effective.
  • Partnering with co-workers, colleagues, and vendors.
  • Receiving constant feedback from customers, partners, vendors, and each other, on how we are doing at achieving our goals.

Reporting to the Director, Benefit Services and Administration (BSA), the AD, Health & Welfare Plans is a key member of the BSA leadership team. With primary responsibility for the administration of Cornell’s Health & Wellness and Educational Benefit plans, the AD H&W is accountable for ensuring the effective delivery of benefit programs, benefit vendor management, plan analytics and compliance, and employee communications. The AD H&W partners with fellow BSA ADs and leadership team members across departmental units, to optimize benefit delivery and service. 

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