Reporting to the Senior Executive Director, the Associate Director, Human Resources is responsible for a variety of HR related functions for the Office of the President with a focus on recruitment, employee on-boarding, and, in coordination with the leadership of the office, professional development.
Develop sourcing and recruitment strategies to address department talent needs. Develop a proactive talent acquisition process and a talent pool to draw compatible job seekers.
Create and manage position vacancies using the University's applicant tracking system to build the talent pool, conduct interviews, and develop a short list for hiring managers and other key stakeholders; evaluate, review and discuss candidate qualifications with hiring managers; conduct reference checks and compose offer letters; partner with central HR to leverage new applicant tracking system.
Work closely with hiring managers and CUHR on position development, intensive recruitment searches, and approvals.
Develop and continually enhance a fully-supported on-boarding experience for new employees to ensure successful assimilation into positions and to the University culture.
Meet regularly with President's Office staff to discuss career interests and ensure a strong knowledge base of existing internal talent for promotional and other developmental opportunities; manage performance appraisal process
In collaboration with leadership of the office, identify training and development needs and work closely with managers to implement development plans.
Manage all staff leave requests including short-term disability and other FMLA leave. Manage the process for workers' compensation claims.
Manage the exit interview process for all employees departing the President's Office. Share feedback in an appropriate manner with managers, and use the information to address reported issues and improve the working environment for existing and future employees.
Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum four years of related experience required.
Experience within a not-for-profit organization preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.
At least four years of progressive experience in a Human Resources environment required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be detail-oriented and pursue excellence in all work product. Must exhibit excellent communication, listening, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Must maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times, possess a high level of professionalism, and be customer service driven and flexible in attitude. The ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team, with an open and collaborative style, is essential. The successful candidate will be able to effectively prioritize a high volume of work, exhibit sound judgment, and be a strong role model and coach.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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