Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist provides a broad range of both strategic and tactical support for Human Resources functions in the Arts & Sciences (A&S) and acts as liaison to 27 A&S departments, and 60 institutes and centers, as well as to the office of the Executive Vice President for Arts & Sciences and other relevant offices.
Incumbent works closely with the Sr. AVP, HR to implement human resources programs by providing human resources services, including talent acquisition, on-boarding and training, policy interpretation and guidance, employee relations and retention, and labor relations.
Working with the Sr. AVP, HR, the incumbent will have a primary role in providing guidance and recommendations on organizational design and structures that meet the changing needs of the departments, centers and institutes within A&S. He/she will design and implement change management programs and work closely with managers and employees to help them navigate and adapt to new processes and programs.
The incumbent will be the primary contact for employee relations and labor relations issues. He/she will work with managers to create strategies and plans that address and resolve employee relations issues while ensuring consistency with CU policies and procedures. The incumbent will also provide expertise and advice to managers and staff on general HR practices and policies including performance management, progressive discipline, bargaining agreement work rules, and grievance procedures.
The incumbent will be responsible for developing a holistic approach to on-boarding activities for administrative new hires within A&S. This will include but not limited to managing the access and approval process for various systems, identifying training needs and creating and delivering training programs specifically designed to support new hires in their first 30/60/90 days.
He/she will act as a coach and mentor to proactively engage local HR to develop networks and forums to create, develop, and share centers of knowledge that can be leveraged across A&S. The incumbent creates communication plans to keep local HR partners informed of new updates to HR policies and/or procedures.
Incumbent advises and provides assistance to hiring managers regarding the administrative recruitment process, including the use of Columbia's online application system (JAC) and the Hire/Rehire FAST system. He/she coordinates the Hiring Review process, ensuring appropriate and timely communication of hiring decisions to Schools/Departments/HR Client Managers. The incumbent works with hiring managers to create, edit, and review job descriptions, postings, and other job-related documents for compliance with University policies. He/she coaches, advises and trains managers on hiring techniques including behavior interviewing.
The incumbent acts as a backup for managing the casual hiring process, tracking temporary positions, and assisting with advising departments on the University's casual and temporary hiring policies and procedures.
Performs special projects as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Must be organized and detail and task oriented with the ability to establish priorities and follow up on multiple issues in a time sensitive manner.
Ability to work under pressure and without supervision and good independent judgment is a must.
Have ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, discretion, firmness, and collaboration in dealing with individuals at all levels.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills necessary.
Excellent computer skills including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, including knowledge of databases and advanced spread sheets skills required. Must be able to quickly acquire knowledge of University policies, procedures, and systems
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.
Internal Number: 126_167371
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