What is Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and what is CVM Human Resources?
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 College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Human Resources serves as a strategic partner to the CVM leadership team. The nine member strong HR operation prides itself on its team-oriented, customer-focused approach to delivering unparalleled support to the non-academic staff, faculty, academic personnel, house officers, and UAW employees that make up CVM. With such a dynamic employee base to support, the HR team is continuously evolving its approach to ensure they are following the latest and most innovative HR best practices. This is a full service HR shop where your standard HR facets are managed – employee relations, performance management, recruiting, retention, policy interpretation, and etc. with an added focus on ensuring these HR components fuel CVM's critical initiatives of enhanced climate and engagement, team building and professional development.
What you will do:
As the Assistant Director of Human Resources, you will leverage your deep industry knowledge to effectively collaborate with all levels of employees on the major functional areas of human resources, with a specific focus on directly supporting those providing outstanding veterinary care to our patients in a dynamic 24/7 teaching hospital environment. You will be a critical member of the HR team and work in close collaboration with the HR Director and enterprise leaders on highly complex organizational and employee relations matters, performance management, and professional development and retention strategies. Serving as a key member of the team, you will also provide mentoring and constructive coaching to the rest of the HR staff by serving as the back-up for the HR Director. If this sounds like something up your alley, keep reading because there's more!
Additionally, you will:
Continuously incorporate the multi-pronged mission of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, to enhance climate and engagement of faculty, house officers and staff, focusing on team building, conflict resolution strategies, and professional development in the spectrum of both academic and non-academic HR issues that come across your desk.
Develop and implement innovative industry-leading programs throughout CVM by serving as a strategic HR business partner to college leaders, while also advocating for our dedicated faculty and staff.
You will provide strategies designed to assist with talent acquisition, onboarding and retention strategies, incorporating HR Analytics to identify relevant employment trends in veterinary or biomedical research, compensation analysis and policy development.
We want everyone to feel happy and engaged at work but sometimes employee relations issues arise, therefore, you will address them through expert mediation, conflict resolution, constructive feedback, advising on interpersonal difficulties, coaching and discipline.
Lastly, this is a big job but you won't have to go it alone! You will partner and collaborate with University HR leadership, Counsels Office and the Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations on particularly complex matters.
What you will be:
You will be a supportive, reliable, forward thinking HR professional who thrives on seeing employees and leaders succeed in a complex academic and enterprise driven organization. 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 HR business partner experience. Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's degree in ILR/Human Resources (or related field) with 3-5 years of proven progressively responsible experience as a human resource business partner or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate the ability to counsel and advice on a broad array of HR related matters at all levels of an organization including, utilizing HR Analytics to guide informed management decisions or policy development.
Proven experience in program needs assessment, dispute resolution, mediation, organizational development and project management. Must proactively respond to the daily work in progress while simultaneously moving along critical projects.
If you have ever worked in HR before you know that competing priorities are a daily occurrence. You will have the ability to skillfully prioritize issues while providing fanatical customer service.
Public speaking...some people are all about it, others not so much. In this role, you need to be comfortable with speaking in front of groups both large and small to deliver independently designed workshops, seminars, and presentations.
Lastly, it goes without saying that communication skills are paramount. You will be working with all different levels of the organization and should enjoy explaining complex HR concepts to both technical and non-technical people.
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.
Master's Degree in HR or other relevant advanced degree.
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credentials or ability to obtain certification within 1 year.
Experience or background working in higher education.
University Job Title:
HR Generalist III
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