Reporting to the President of the College, the Executive Director, Human Resources is a member of the President???s senior executive team and works closely with the Cabinet, including the President, Provost, Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Marketing and Communications and Finance and Administration, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and the Executive Counsel & Labor Designee.
The Executive Director, Human Resources provides strategic leadership for the college in the planning, development, and implementation of human resources programs and services, including, but not limited to the administration and oversight for the areas of classification, compensation, faculty & staff recruitment, benefits, leave, retirement, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) records maintenance, employment, employee relations, and training and development. Directs the preparation and maintenance of reporting as necessary to carry out functions of the department and support the College. Responsible for overseeing and directing all human resources functions in accordance with federal, state, and local employment laws, University and College bylaws, policies, rules, regulations and contractual agreements. Also responsible for data collection, analysis and timely submission of in-house, CUNY, New York City, State and Federal reports and audits related to Human Resource functions.
The Executive Director, Human Resources will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the Office of Human Resources including a staff of 18 including Faculty, Professional and Classified Staff Operations, Adjunct Faculty Services, Benefit Services and the Office of Payroll. Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to talent acquisition and recruitment, professional development and training, performance management, employee relations, time and attendance, compensation and payroll administration, HR/payroll/benefits information systems, change management, and faculty workload. They will conduct on-going evaluations and study of all CUNY Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to ensure compliance with any changes in the law or statutes, as directed by CUNY, and regularly advise the College leadership of new developments. The Executive Director will be responsible for the dissemination of HR and Payroll-related information to the College Community as well as College and University directives.
Within the scope of the collective bargaining agreements and benchmarking with other CUNY units and similar colleges, the Executive Director, Human Resources will recommend and oversee the implementation of college-wide policy including but not limited to hiring practices, salary determinations, promotion criteria, reclassification criteria, merit consideration.
The Executive Director will participate in the College???s strategic and operational planning process by prioritizing and executing strategic HR goals and objectives. They will implement best practices to align HR with organizational goals and objectives with those of the College and CUNY. They will promote a culture of accountability, compliance, and continuous improvement and collaborate in cross-divisional teams including, but not limited to, Information Technology, Budget & Finance, Accounting and CUNY Central Administration to maximize use of existing / planned CUNY HRIS systems to automate processes, increase efficiency and develop enhanced delivery of services to employees. The Executive Director must demonstrate ability to provide guidance to chairpersons on faculty matters including, but not limited to, workload hours, reappointment and management of faculty and staff. They will strategize and implement objectives to advance the College???s goal regarding diversity, equity and belonging. Enhance communication throughout the College by overseeing the update of information on the HR website and in employee onboarding manuals. Develop metrics to ensure that communication efforts are effective.
Working in conjunction with the College???s Labor Designee and the Director of Human Resources, the Executive Director serves as a mentor and strategic advisor to campus partners, administrators and chairpersons; providing ongoing training and development to ensure alignment with policies, processes and best practices. Additionally, they will partner and collaborate with the Provost, the College???s Executive Counsel and Labor Designee, the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and the Title IX Officer (as appropriate) to address personnel and labor-related matters.
The position requires exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and the ability to interact effectively with others in a diverse working environment; exceptional listening skills and problem solving skills.
They will serve on various college and university committees as needed.
Oversee the budget for the Office of Human Resources.
Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.
At least 10 years of strong human resources generalist experience across a full range of HR functional areas with increasing levels of responsibility within a higher education environment, preferably public higher education.
At least five years of leadership experience as well as experience in managing a team of human resources professionals.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with payroll operations and reporting.
Demonstrated understanding and experience using HRIS systems, preferably Oracle Human Capital Management.
Experience developing and implementing an inclusive professional environment of equity and belonging.
Specialized professional human resources certification (SHRM-SCP or SPHR).
Experience in a collective bargaining environment, preferably in higher education.
Experience with Policy development & dissemination
Experience working in accordance with federal, state, and local employment laws.
Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; ability interact effectively with others in a diverse working environment; exceptional listening skills and problem solving skills.
Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, customers, and regulatory agencies; Strong investigatory skills.
Understanding of CUNY and the role of public higher education is highly desirable.
Must possess excellent knowledge of Microsoft Suite ??? Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Experience implementing HR-related systems.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.
July 5, 2022.
Review of resumes to begin immediately.
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