Authority: This position reports to the President of the College and serves as a member of the President’s Senior Staff.
General Responsibilities: This position provides leadership and strategic direction for all human resources and diversity, equity & inclusion functions, and operations, including but not limited to, employee relations, employment, compensation, staff training, and employee benefits.
Develop and nurture positive employee/labor relations; ensure that the Human Resources Office responds to the needs of employees regarding personnel matters in an efficient and professional manner.
Provide advice and guidance to senior management and College employees regarding the Regional Board of Trustees' policies; develop policies and procedures for the efficient operation of the College’s human resources functions; assist in the development of College policies in other functional areas.
Participate in the development of College objectives and strategic planning in relation to human resources programs and trends in human resource management; assist in the interpretation and implementation of the philosophy, vision, values, and mission of the College.
Develop agendas for the Regional Board’s Human Resources Committee and attend committee and board meetings.
Develop and administer the annual departmental budget; monitor and approve expenditures and recommend necessary budget adjustments.
Supervise departmental staff.
Perform other essential functions, as assigned by the President.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Advise and counsel faculty, staff, and administration on all issues relating to diversity.
Foster a community in which individuals are encouraged to succeed, academically and personally, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, age, etc.
Work collaboratively with all sectors of the College/local community to implement best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly as they pertain to the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff.
In collaboration with the Diversity & Inclusion Council, coordinate and maintain the College’s diversity and inclusivity plan; facilitate plan compliance; conduct annual plan review; serve as a standing member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Collaborate with College departments to integrate diversity curriculum, practices, programs and policies into the College community; may teach diversity and inclusion related academic courses.
Collaborate with Student Development and Enrollment Management Division to create, cultivate, and sustain co-curricular learning opportunities related to diversity and inclusion for students; conduct ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of such opportunities.
Encourage campus-wide, creative programming and innovative policies relevant to diversity and inclusion and in support of SUNY system goals of inclusiveness.
Collaborate with various internal and external constituencies to develop metrics and procedures to track trends and increase accountability through assessments of programs, policies, and services; coordinate climate survey data collection.
Lead efforts to ensure diverse candidate pools; determine appropriate salary placement for new hires.
Oversee administration of Civil Service regulations.
Employee and Labor Relations
Serve as a resource in the mediation of employee problems; advise supervisors on progressive discipline matters involving unionized and civil service employees.
Administer three collective bargaining agreements to ensure compliance; administer grievance procedures.
Serve on negotiating and/or strategy teams, as directed.
Review and analyze position descriptions; assign new positions to appropriate pay grades.
Review and recommend changes in the College’s compensation structures.
Staff Training and Development
Provide leadership for training, development and recognition programs.
Employee Benefits Administration
Provide leadership in the administration of all benefit and insurance programs.
Serve as College’s Equal Opportunity Officer, ADA Coordinator, and as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
-Administer relevant policies and complaint procedures to ensure legal compliance
-Investigate and resolve Title IX, discrimination and bullying complaints, as needed
--Process employee/visitor requests for reasonable accommodations under ADA.
Keep current on pertinent legislation, rules, regulations and court decisions relating to Human Resources; interpret and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relating to Human Resources; consult with legal counsel on all legal problems, lawsuits, and compliance issues.
Collaborate with other College personnel to ensure compliance with health, chemical hygiene, and safety issues.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practices in human resources, effective HR principles and practices, and employment and labor laws and regulations
Commitment to promoting and fostering an inclusive environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
Strong leadership, management, supervisory, and organizational skills
Able to interact effectively with diverse populations and respond effectively under stress and in crisis situations
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
Ability to proactively implement change, as needed
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and collaborative skills
Ability to think strategically and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work effectively in a high-stress environment and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Ability to use standard office software and tools
Master's degree in human resource management or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience
Work experience in developing and leading cultural and policy change efforts related to institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, or education and employment equity, including fluency with the current best practices in these areas
Labor relations experience encompassing significant exposure to collective bargaining, contract administration, and dispute resolution
Work history which demonstrates personal initiative in and ownership of assigned areas of responsibility
Community college experience
Ability to understand and support the philosophy of the community college environment
Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), or other nationally recognized human resources certification
Institute for Diversity Certification as a Diversity Professional (CDP) or Diversity Executive (CDE)
Corning Community College is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. It offers an extensive, yet affordable range of educational, cultural, and social opportunities to a diverse population of more than 5,000 full and part-time students. A member of the SUNY system, CCC is widely known for its commitment to excellence in teaching and student development. We seek qualified c...andidates who can help us advance our goals of creating and sustaining a campus culture that welcomes and provides support to individuals of all groups and encourages understanding and mutual respect of diverse individuals. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Corning Community College declares and affirms a policy of Equal Employment and Equal Educational Opportunity. Corning Community College will make all decisions regarding admissions and the entire educational process of its students and the recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or other factors which cannot be lawfully used as the basis for employment or educational decisions.