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Working in support of the College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science, and the Cornell Tech Campus, the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) team provides transactional and consultative assistance related to recruitment, onboarding, compensation, payroll, leave management, professional development, and employee relations. The HRSC works across many functional units to help foster a productive and vibrant work environment where each individual is respected and feels connected to the overall mission.
The Assistant Director of Human Resources in the Colleges of Engineering and Computing and Information Science serves as an advisor and counselor to managers, directors/chairs, supervisors, HRSC team and other staff on human resource policies and procedures, related state and federal laws. Dialogues with central HR offices to cultivate resources and further understanding of complex policies, procedures, laws, and cases. Recommends and participates in the development of unit HR policies and implementation strategies of university policies and procedures; develops and implements staff development and engagement initiatives; and leads and facilitates projects and programs to improve the HR related activities across the Colleges Engineering and Computing and Information Science. Assists the Director of HR in implementation of programs developed under his/her auspices. Supports the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified and diverse staff. Provides resources and support for staffing activities. Collects and analyzes data to effectively make recommendations and respond to requests from internal and external entities and to enhance college HR programs and activities. Exercises considerable judgment and discretion with minimal supervision.
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs, normal visual concentration, limited exposure to hazards
Minimum of 2 to 3 years' experience in HR program implementation. Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and FileMaker software. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and develop reports using databases and web based indices.
Previous experience applying interrogative skills to thoroughly research and competently advice on HR policy/procedure/law. Demonstrated ability to counsel and provide advice a broad array of constituents at all levels of the organization. A wide body of knowledge in the human resources field (particularly recruitment, classification and compensation, and employee engagement) and proven ability to apply it within a dynamic, decentralized organization. Experience in needs assessment, development and delivery of training, dispute resolution, facilitation, organizational development, and/or program/project management. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Commitment to and previous success in providing high quality, timely customer service.
Master's degree in human resources or related field. SHRM or HRCI certification. Experience or background working in higher education. Comprehensive knowledge of Cornell HR policies, procedures and systems.
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