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Cornell University seeks a collaborative, forward thinking, service-oriented HR professional. In this role you will engage with leaders to develop strategies to meet their organizational goals, and you will contribute to the growth and development of the teams with whom you interface.
What is Cornell University and the Division of Human Resources?
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. We have a responsibility - unique within the Ivy League - to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, and the world.
The Division of Human Resources supports the university's mission and legacy of service. Our core values support an inclusive, collaborative workplace where knowledge, engagement, and excellence flourish. The Executive Human Resources team in the Division of Human Resources provides a broad array of human resource consultative services to numerous administrative units in the areas of organizational effectiveness and climate, planning and assessment of HR strategies to meet organizational goals, recruitment, retention, compensation and job design, performance management, employee/ labor relations, diversity and inclusion, policy interpretation and staff development to employees, supervisors and managers.
What you will do
As the Director of Human Resources for multiple client groups led by Vice Provosts, you will collaborate with leaders to develop and implement people strategies that align with and support business objectives and goals. You will have a direct impact on the overall success of the units you support by anticipating, identifying and responding to human capital opportunities through analysis, problem solving, and presentation of well-informed and relevant solutions.
As a consultant and partner, you will identify and assess needs and provide counsel and expertise to unit leaders in the planning, implementation and communication to meet goals and priorities. In collaboration with unit leaders and managers, you will be responsible to lead and implement a full spectrum of hands-on Human Resource consulting services, encompassing the entire employee life cycle and all organizational HR functions.
What we need
We are looking for a talented person to join our team, Executive Human Resources, who will be a trusted advisor to leaders, who can develop effective relationships throughout the organization, and who will not hesitate to roll up their sleeves to get things done! Ideally, you will have been a strategic HR partner in a dynamic environment where you thrived on supporting multiple leaders and client groups.
You will be a seasoned HR professional who:
holds a Bachelor degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Leadership, I/O Psychology, Business Administration or other applicable field with 7 to 10 years progressive HR experience and demonstrated HR competencies; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
possesses a strong customer service orientation and builds productive relationships at all levels of the organization, modeling high standards of integrity and ethical conduct;
is adept at handling complex employee relations issues and matters of organizational sensitivity, comfortably navigating ambiguous situations and demonstrating sound judgment, creative problem-solving and informed risk-taking; communicates clearly, effectively, and persuasively; and
is comfortable analyzing and using data to support and convey opportunities and influence decision making
What we offer
The opportunity to work with a collaborative and progressive team in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.
A broad set of competitive benefits, including educational opportunities, access to on-site wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of vacation, 13 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests! Learn more about living and working in Ithaca.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's decision to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited time, only until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. Once the University permits more employees to work on campus, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, although they may be permitted perform a portion of their work remotely.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Director Human Resources II - EXEC HR I
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