Job ID: 2021-8487 Type: School of Professional Studies (CP1108) # of Openings: 1 Category: Human Resources New York University
The Director of Human Resources, also known as the HR Officer (HRO) holds the senior HR position within the School of Professional Studies and reports to the Associate Dean, Finance and Administration. The HRO is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective HR operations within the school and for providing strategic HR expertise to the school’s leadership team and its constituents, in furtherance of the mission and goals of the school and consistent with University practice. The director oversees, either directly or through subordinates, the attraction, development, and retention of the School’s human resources, full and/or part-time administrators, staff (both union and non-union), professional researchers, graduate and/or undergraduate student workers as well as (in some instances) faculty, adjuncts and researchers/scholars. The purpose of this role is to support leadership by leading HR services including developing appropriate and effective strategies related to recruitment, workforce planning, compensation, performance management, training and development, rewards and recognition, benefits, employee relations, policy administration, immigration, employee communications, HR data integrity and systems, metrics and reporting.
The HRO partners closely with the leadership team within their school and with the Vice President and CHRO of UHR, the UHR Leadership Team, as well as other key stakeholders to drive desired outcomes that improve recruitment, retention, development, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. This includes consultation on university-wide initiatives that relate to policies, systems, collective bargaining agreements, and best practices.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Human Resources or related field
Required Experience: 7+ years relevant experience as a human resources manager/director or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include in-depth knowledge of a variety of areas in human resources, HR systems and reporting, and experience managing staff, administrative processes, and projects.
Preferred Experience: Experience supervising, developing, and overseeing the implementation of policies and practices in an academic and/or nonprofit environment. Project management certification (EX: Six Sigma) and/or Design Thinking/Systems thinking training/experience a plus.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong analytical, planning, and conceptual abilities, along with sharp problem-solving skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The incumbent must also effectively manage competing priorities, work well under pressure, and have excellent leadership, project management, and change management skills. Proven ability to analyze complex business issues, and identify effective strategic, operational and fiscally responsible solutions is required. Having powerful influencing, collaborating, and consulting skills is required. This position must also demonstrate strong financial business acumen and facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Makes fiscally prudent decisions that demonstrate an understanding of the school/unit and/or University’s value proposition. Navigates conflicts and/or changes in an objective manner with agility, diligence and ethical consistency. Appropriately distinguishes relevant vs irrelevant information. Utilizes emotional intelligence to understand stakeholders’ objectives and potential impediments; maintains positive working relationships even amidst differing points of view. Influences and encourages others to reach successful resolution/conclusion for school. Identifies issues and/or patterns amongst seemingly unrelated or disparate items and proactively utilizes root cause and data analysis, input collected from various stakeholders, and information garnered from University subject matter experts (as applicable) to identify intrinsic, fundamental issues affecting school/unit. Is able to draw proper conclusions and make informed judgments and decisions for the school. Cultivates trust and maintains credibility through effective consultation and delivering on commitments. Establishes thought partnerships with school stakeholders (and others) based on influence vs. authority, generating effective long-term business strategies and solutions for the school. Relays verbal and/or written information with transparency, discretion and with audience sensitivity and stakeholders’ interests in mind. Ensures school/unit communications are consistent with University (and/or school/unit) vision, mission and culture. Actively engages stakeholders, both internal and external to school/ unit (as appropriate), to address issues. Mediates and resolves conflicts by way of consensus where/whenever possible. Actively and constructively engages with those holding diverging viewpoints, for the betterment of the University and in the interest of adhering to its core values. Encourages inclusivity and diversity of thought by soliciting and incorporating multiple viewpoints when solving problems, managing conflicts, and/or driving innovation. Possesses broad knowledge of various HR and other systems (ex: Workday, iCims, Interfolio, MS Office).
For over 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.
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