The Director of Human Resources & Academic Affairs is responsible for directing human resources and academic affairs operations for the Faculty Practice Organization and Primary Care Initiative. Utilizing a hands-on, collaborative approach and decision making process, this position assists in the development of HR strategies and implementation of human resources best practices in talent acquisition, employee/labor relations, professional development and engagement, compensation and performance management.
Develop departmental human resources practices, guidelines and procedures; establish metrics, evaluate and revise as appropriate.
Effectively manage/oversee the recruitment, hiring and on-boarding processes for the FPO; which include staffing needs and position description analysis and development, advertising, interviewing processes, referencing, salary negotiation and offer letter preparation.
Responsible for developing and implementing protocols for searches and onboarding of academic officers which includes handling immigration matters and visa sponsorships as well as clinical provider credentialing.
Provide administrative management of the academic appointment, reappointment and promotion process.
Provide counsel, guidance and direction to employees/faculty and management on employee relations, conflict management, and performance management issues; conducting investigations and terminations, as appropriate.
Develop, evaluate and enhance departmental engagement programs including, orientation and onboarding program for new hires.
Work with department leadership and CUIMC HR in developing effective recruitment and retention strategies and programs including; talent sourcing strategies, competency models, career ladders, succession planning, climate/satisfaction surveys, recognition and engagement programs.
Conduct compensation reviews/analysis to ensure internal and market equity and work with departmental leadership in creating comprehensive compensation plans; including managing clinical faculty compensation plans.
Conduct ongoing training needs analysis and lead departmental training programs to ensure faculty, staff and managers/supervisors are appropriately trained and knowledgeable of the policies and procedures impacting human resources, i.e. performance evaluations, compliance initiatives, hiring and termination. Develop and facilitate learning and development programs for new supervisors, managers and staff.
Oversee the process to request staff/faculty personnel changes, including new-hire/appointment, reappointment, termination, as well as benefits administration and requests for leaves of absence, workers compensation, unemployment and other related transactions; ensuring procedural efficiency while adhering to University policy.
Work with department finance to ensure all positions, vacancies and promotions/salary increases are implemented in alignment with the budget and in a fair and equitable fashion. Oversee annual performance review and salary roster process.
Responsible for ensuring timekeeping is entered accurately and approved in accordance with appropriate deadlines and establishing system for tracking and communicating leave time accruals and balances for exempt staff.
Maintain department human resources reporting and tracking mechanisms, i.e. turnover analysis, overtime reporting, and ensure processes in place for accurate HR records management.
Acquire and maintain a thorough knowledge of University policies regarding wage and salary administration, employee benefits and human resources policies.
Ensure adherence to Local/State, Federal labor law and University compliance in employment practices.
Directly supervise exempt/non-exempt employee(s); ensure adequate HR coverage/support to provide exemplary customer service and perform annual evaluation of direct subordinate(s).
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or relevant field required. Master's in business, human resources or related field and SHRM/HRCI certification preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five years' progressive human resources experience with at least three years in an exempt level HR generalist/management role required. Previous management/supervisory experience required.
Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant experience will be considered.
Must possess a strong background and knowledge of employment/labor and wage and hour laws, human resources best practices, and proven recruitment ability. Superior consultative and communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external customers. Detail oriented, strong analytical and problem solving skills. Able to meet strict deadlines in a high-volume, multi-tasking environment is essential. Working well under pressure and in delicate, highly emotional situations is necessary for success in this role. Must possess the ability to build and maintain relationships with other departments and management as well as staff/faculty, while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality, professionalism and HR service delivery. Knowledge of clinical faculty compensation practices and University policies and procedures, preferred. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred. Previous Columbia University experience desired.
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