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What you will do
Reporting to the Director of Administrative Human Resources, you will be a key HR business partner collaborating with leaders across multiple client groups to develop and implement people strategies that align with and support business objectives and goals. This role has a direct impact on the overall success of the units it supports by anticipating, identifying and responding to human capital opportunities through analysis, problem solving, and presentation of well-informed and relevant solutions.
But there's more! You will also work closely with managers and employees throughout your dedicated client groups to ensure they have the right skills and support to thrive and succeed. Day-to-day this means coaching and guiding leaders, managers and individual contributors on efforts such as talent development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, recruitment, employee engagement, compensation, job design, performance management, and employee relations.
What we need
We are looking for a talented person to join our team who will be a trusted advisor to leaders, who is capable of developing effective relationships throughout the organization, and who will not hesitate to roll up their sleeves to get things done! Ideally, you will have spent time working in a dynamic environment where you thrived on supporting multiple leaders and client groups. You are a seasoned HR professional who:
holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, with 2 to 7 years progressive HR experience and demonstrated HR generalist competencies; or equivalent combination of education and experience
possesses a strong customer service orientation and builds productive relationships at all levels of the organization, modeling high standards of integrity and ethical conduct
is adept at handling complex employee relations issues and matters of organizational sensitivity, comfortably navigating ambiguous situations and demonstrating sound judgment, creative problem-solving and informed risk-taking; communicates clearly, effectively, and persuasively
is comfortable analyzing and using data to support and convey opportunities and influence decision making
What we offer
The opportunity to work with a collaborative and progressive team in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.
A broad set of competitive benefits, including educational opportunities, access to on-site wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
Individuals selected to move forward in this search will receive additional information regarding position responsibilities and requirements.
Position level & compensation is dependent on experience & skills & will be mapped to the appropriate F or G classification.
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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position
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HR Generalist IV
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