Assistant Vice President for Employee Resources
Announcement is hereby made for the appointment of Assistant Vice President for Employee Resources. This is an exempt position; compensation will be based on the College's exempt salary and benefit plan. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.
The Assistant Vice President for Employee Resources serves as the personnel and labor relations officer for the College and reports to the College General Counsel. The position coordinates, as necessary, with all College administrators regarding personnel policies and procedures and requires communication with SUNY, the State Education Department, the County Civil Service office and other external governmental agencies on personnel and labor relations matters. The primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:
1. Oversees all employee hiring and changes in employment status.
2. Serves as the lead administrator for negotiating collective bargaining agreements with bargaining units.
3. Handles grievances, arbitration, and other employee complaints relating to working conditions and collective bargaining agreement items.
4. Oversees all employee benefit programs, including but not limited to health insurance, retirement, unemployment insurance, FMLA, and workers compensation. Functions as the ADA coordinator for employees and prospective employees, including coordination of the interactive process and the provision of reasonable accommodations.
5. Manages orientation and onboarding of all employees, and coordinates with appropriate administrative offices for the orientation and professional development of faculty, staff, and management. Conducts exit interviews of departing employees.
6. Supervises the personnel office and payroll, including maintenance of the personnel data base, time and leave accruals, historical information, and employee job applications.
7. Oversees the assignment of civil service personnel, including filling vacancies, coordinating transfers, arranging for desk audits and reclassifications, facilitating promotions and terminations, maintaining civil service personnel files and scheduling evaluations.
8. Investigates complaints of improper employee conduct and institutes appropriate disciplinary proceedings.
9. In conjunction with the College General Counsel, provides employee training regarding harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, equal employment opportunity, alcohol and drug use and interviewing and hiring techniques, among other topics.
10. Assists in the preparation of duty statements and position advertisements and recruiting for positions, including the instruction of all search committees.
11. Develops and maintains an employee handbook.
12. Serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and President’s Council.
13. Performs such other related duties as directed by the College General Counsel.
Graduation from a college or university with federally authorized accreditation or registration by New York State with a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline, and fifteen (15) years’ experience in labor relations /human resources, five (5) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Prior experience with institutions of higher education or public entities preferred.
NOTE: Additional relevant experience will be substituted for education on a year-to-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.
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