Human Resources Assistant V (Band E -Nonexempt) Cornell Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneering practitioner of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Since our founding, we have been evolving to meet the changing needs of our world. As our areas of study have diversified, we have established top-ranked programs and over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. It is vital to us that we match the excellence of our science with the generosity of our spirit. We want to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 53 off-campus Associations, IPM, NYS Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City (Off Campus Extension). The Human Resources Team within Cornell Cooperative Extension works in a complex system of University related functions and statutory oversight of Off Campus Extension. Together, the system includes over 1,900 employees.
Extension Administration Human Resources supports the collective people management strategy of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associations through developing regional Shared Business Network (SBN) Regional HR Managers as primary source for HR support. Extension Administration HR provides the SBN Regional HR Managers guidance, parameters, resources, tools, and oversight to encourage Association Executive Leadership to utilize, develop and support the SBN Regional HR Managers. Extension Administration HR provides oversight of the CCE Association System's people processes/strategies to facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of these processes/strategies and utilizes oversight information to provide guidance and plan future people strategies.
In a team-oriented, customer focused environment, provide secondary support and oversight for the CCE Association System's Payroll, Human Resource Information, Recruitment and other database systems as primarily supported by Regional HR Managers across the state. Serve as the subject matter resource and provide effective, routine communication and training of Regional HR Managers and system end users. Ensure understanding and adherence to university, college and association policies. Ensure state and federal payroll laws are adhered to and applied consistently. Gain knowledge and keep up to date on laws and university policies related to various leave policies (with and without pay) and collaborate with Regional HR Managers to ensure accurate handling of each situation.
Create and analyze reports from various reporting tools available to monitor trends and make recommendations to the team on proactively addressing issues. Alert the Extension Administration HR Team on potential payroll and HR compliance issues when necessary. Actively contribute to the team's discussion on discoveries and trends. Engage the SBN Regional HR Managers in developing consistent solutions and improvements. Develop and deliver training and resource materials with SBN Regional HR Managers on Payroll, Human Resource Information, Recruitment and other database systems related topics. Participate in all other aspects of HR including classification, compensation, policy and recruitment processes under the guidance of the Extension Administration HR Generalists.
This position is full-time (39 hours/week) and will be located in Ithaca, New York.
Associates degree and 4+ years of experience human resources, payroll, management or related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Solid understanding and application for HR knowledge and applicable HR laws at the local, state and federal level.
Outstanding customer service skills.
Ability to work successfully independently as well as in a team environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft software programs including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing essential.
Demonstrated experience in utilizing software to perform analysis from multiple data sources.
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information and correspondence.
Be detail oriented, accurate and thorough; and be able to work well under pressure.
Ability to organize a high volume of information and inquiries in a professional and timely manner with very high attention to detail, follow-up and accuracy.
Must be able to set priorities, manage multiple assignments/projects/tasks and meet competing deadlines.
Ability to effectively manage assignments and projects in a proactive, solution-oriented manner while setting priorities appropriately.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
Experience that demonstrates creativity, management and problem-solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster and maintain effective working relations with internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated practice of the University Staff Skills for Success.
Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
Government agency Human Resource or Payroll administration experience.
Familiarity with Cornell Payroll/HR policies and computer systems.
Professional Human Resources certification.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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