Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources, the HR Manager is responsible for managing a broad array of HR programming for The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Columbia University. Program responsibilities include recruitment, selection, onboarding, talent development, salary administration, organizational development, and employee and labor relations. The HR Manager assists SEAS departments and the Office of the Dean to identify, attract, and retain talent, and is responsible for management of postings in Jobs at Columbia (JAC) and the Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). The HR Manager oversees compliance for background and reference checks, and works proactively to enhance and streamline onboarding processes. The HR Manager manages the annual performance evaluation process and assists in the design of training and development programs to promote upward mobility, staff retention, and skill development. Other responsibilities include administration of the SEAS e-Comp, salary exception, and benchmarking processes; facilitation of Organizational efficiency assessments; maintenance of a library of job descriptions and organizational charts; ensuring proper administration of collective bargaining agreements and management of workplace and contract disputes, and other tasks and duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent in a combination of education and experience. Minimum of 3 years of relevant generalist experience in Human Resources. Advanced education in Human Resources, Management, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Law, or other related fields is desirable.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must possess excellent computer skills including strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel (including logic and lookup formulas, filtering, Pivot reporting, and large data management). Experience with PowerPoint, Visio, Access, and Adobe Acrobat preferred. Experience using applicant tracking systems and HR Information Systems is preferred. Prior experience with Columbia University HR systems is preferred (i.e., PeopleSoft at Columbia ("PAC"), Jobs at Columbia ("JAC")).
Must possess a working fluency with the HR body of competencies, knowledge, and best practices; certification through HRCI or SHRM is strongly preferred (i.e., PHR or SHRM-CP). Must demonstrate and understanding and application of HR functions including employment and labor law compliance, compensation, recruitment, employee and labor relations, organizational development, and performance management.
Must possess a high degree of personal integrity and ethics. Must be trustworthy with sensitive, confidential information.
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituencies and to establish rapport, trust, and collaborative working relationships. Must have an orientation for customer service and strong problem-solving skills. Must be able to prioritize and organize workflow, establish and achieve realistic timelines for workplace deliverables, and function with autonomy and self-direction to achieve goals and objectives. Rigorous attention to detail is a must.
Positive, forward-thinking, mission-oriented attitude and sense of humor a must.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.