Assistant Vice President Human Resources Operations
The New School
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 20988
The Human Resources' office promotes activities which enhance the quality of work life and heighten the sense of community. The office provides guidance, administers a myriad of services to employees with continual efficiency and effectiveness, and handles employee problems with care and professionalism. Our open-door policy welcomes all employees encouraging them to fully utilize the office's services. Employees' matters are treated with respect, care, and confidentiality. Professionalism, capable management, collaboration, and progressive engagement are the cornerstones of office operations.
Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources the Assistant Vice President for HR Operations provides strategic leadership and operational management for a broad range of Human Resources functions including human resources information systems and operations, payroll, compensation, and administrative shared services.
The successful candidate will be deeply dedicated to employee well-being and creating a culture of care, and fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace culture. The AVP needs to be a collaborative partner that demonstrates both personal and professional integrity. They are transformative, collaborative, flexible and creative but can also be a hands-on problem solver with a track record of designing and delivering customer-focused services modeled on best practices.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
Major responsibilities include:
In collaboration with the VPHR oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of the HR strategic action plan and budget. Collaborate with the department's leadership team to establish operational plans that support the HR strategic direction.
Directs a process of organizational planning and development that evaluates structure, job design, and workforce planning. Establish a process for succession planning for senior leadership positions and cross training for mid-level positions.
Provides leadership for compensation functions including the creation of a compensation philosophy, and salary compression and equity analysis that support the university values and culture. Also, collaborates with the Provost Office on maintaining faculty compensation structure.
Provides oversight and direction for all human resource management systems and operations assuring that all HR transactions are timely, accurate and compliant and that enhancements and system improvements streamline HR processes. Oversee the creation of complex periodic and ad-hoc reports to meet demand for information in response to myriad external statistical data surveys and reports, including IPEDS. Utilizes accurate data from these systems to help advise and drive business decisions.
Partner with the VPHR and the Office of Marketing & Communications to develop informative employee communications designed to keep employees and management knowledgeable about people initiatives while also promoting a culture of care.
Coordinate ongoing review for all policies, programs and practices to ensure compliance and research-based best practice programs for human capital development.
Responsible for HR operations vendor management; and collaborate with others to ensure effective HR operation deliverables.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
HR Generalist knowledge with expertise across all HR administrative and operational functional areas; requires in-depth experience in HRIS, Compensation, Payroll and scaling Shared Services.
Demonstrated commitment and behaviors to support diversity, equity and inclusion
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Capable of delivering operational excellence including eliminating process time and improving response time
Ability to inspire and mentor a committed HR team
Ability to balance being progressive and innovative while also promoting a culture of care
Ability to build strong working relationships with managers and employees across the university, and influence change management
The successful candidate must adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements.
The Successful Candidate Will Have the Following Qualifications:
A minimum of 7 years of progressive HR leadership experience in a higher education setting.
A Bachelor's degree in HR, business, or related field.
The ability to function independently and to exercise discretion and sound judgment is essential.
Strong knowledge of applicable City, State and Federal employment and labor laws.
Financial management skills and the strong analytical ability.
Adept at translating high-level business strategy into implementation and project plans that ensure high-quality execution.
Experience designing and implementing systems and processes that scale.
Effective at driving outcomes and change even without direct authority.
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.