What is Cornell University and what is the College of Engineering and Cornell Information Science?
Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. This position serves both the College of Engineering (COE) and Computing and Information Science (CIS).Engineers have always been problem solvers, but today's emphasis on breakthrough thinking brings together the best minds from multiple disciplines to invent disruptive technologies: robotic devices that can think, swim, play soccer; wireless sensor networks to monitor and control our environment; living machines small enough to navigate and repair human tissue or dispense drugs; strategies for curing Alzheimer's and heart disease; chip-sized systems for rapid detection of deadly pathogens.CIS is home to three of the academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science and Statistics. It is known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, ground breaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact. The synergies among faculty, researchers, staff and students make CIS more than the sum of its parts.
Collectively, COE and CIS are comprised of nearly 1000 employees including staff, faculty and researchers. The College of Engineering is a large well established organization whereas CIS is a smaller, rapidly expanding unit with start-up related challenges.Therefore, you as the Human Resources Director will get the best of both worlds as you provide senior level HR support to our distinctly unique organizations.
What you will do:
As the Director of Human Resources, you will leverage your deep industry knowledge to effectively collaborate with the senior leadership teams of both COE and CIS on all major facets of HR.This means everything from recruiting to employee relations to faculty and staff development.You will have a team of 5 HR professionals directly reporting to you, and collectively you will work to implement policies and procedures to deliver top-notch HR services.Additionally:
You will oversee the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) which provides primary front line and transactional HR support to employees of both colleges.
We want everyone to feel happy and engaged at work but sometimes issues arise, therefore, you will facilitate the employee relations process by acting as a liaison between university HR, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Counsel's Office and other university offices
Diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of our university values, therefore, you will create and implement activities and initiatives that continue to foster a culture of inclusion, mutual respect and trust in our employees
Be the heart for HR initiatives and strategic objectives.Whether it be getting employees engaged in cutting edge training initiatives or providing a one-on-one career growth counseling session, your passion and energy will have significant impact.
What we need: We need a nimble, candid, forward thinking collaborative leader who thrives on putting strategy into action. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced environment where you loved tackling challenges and leading change. Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology, Sociology or related field is required. A graduate degree in an HR-related field is preferred.
At least 7 to 10 years of experience in human resources management, organizational development, or related areas required
Proven effective human resource management skills, including experience in development and delivery of training, dispute resolution, facilitation, organizational development, and program management
Understanding of, and ability to articulate, diversity and climate issues in engineering, science and technology
Excellent supervisory and leadership skills
Higher education experience would be beneficial, as would training or background in engineering, computer or information science
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell employment provides great advantages that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options from which to choose, 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.
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