In 2016, Cornell inaugurated the integrated SC Johnson College of Business, comprised of the university's three world-class accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 under-graduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech located in NYC).
The College of Business HR Team supports approximately 1000 employees comprised of staff, temp, faculty, and academic, with a mix of contract, endowed and bargaining unit employees.
The environment is fast paced and still undergoing significant, exciting change as the three schools are brought under a single college. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to join a highly collaborative group of HR professionals to help further advance the college through the implementation of HR best practices; in addition they will help design, develop, and execute HR strategies, build relationships, and contribute to the alignment of policies and procedures across three schools and the hotel operation.
As a member of the SC Johnson College of Business HR Leadership team, this role—reporting directly to the Executive Director of Human Resources for the College--will provide a broad array of human resource consultative services to numerous departments in the areas of organizational and job design, recruitment, retention, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and policy interpretation. This individual will interpret, implement, and promote compliance with complex university and college procedures, while exercising considerable judgement and discretion and functioning with little direct supervision, partnering with colleagues on highly complex issues as necessary.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and 3-4 years of progressive experience in Human Resources.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including listening and coaching; strong analytical and technical skills including spreadsheet, databases and social media; ability to work independently and also be a positive team player; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; good judgement and creative problem solving skills; ability to stay calm under pressure; ability to operate in a fast paced, ambiguous environment; a quick learner with the ability to multi-task.
PHR or SPHR certification.
Strong knowledge of Cornell HR policies or procedures, or previous higher education experience. Management, training, and facilitation skills. Ability to work in a complex, multi-stakeholder, matrix structured academic organization that has centralized, decentralized, and union operations.
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