Senior Director, Human Resources

Job description

Position:              Senior Director of Human Resources      

Location:             Human Resources Department


Job Summary:

Reporting to and under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the Senior Director of Human Resources is responsible for the daily management and operation of the human resources department for this university.  As the second in command for the department, the Senior Director will coordinate the activities of and provide direction to staff in the talent acquisition, compensation, HRIS, analytics, talent management, and administration areas.  The Senior Director will also assume a lead role in the design, communication and administration of human resources programs, policies and plans.   


  • Ensure human resources activities and programs are properly, timely and professionally delivered to the university.
  • Supervise, train, evaluate and ensure human resources staff compliance with policies and procedures governing human resources.  Ensure alignment between internal staff departments and HR.
  • Review human resources related federal and state guidelines and regulations to ensure university compliance.
  • Assist AVP of HR with the development of strategic human resources plans, goals, policies and resource allocation.
  • Provide guidance, interpretation and explanation of human resource policies, procedures and matters to university staff.  Assist university staff in resolving human resources issues.
  • Oversee the talent acquisition process to include approval of salaries for recruitment, consultation with hiring managers on recruiting strategies, and smooth on-boarding of new hires.
  • Guide new initiatives surrounding leadership development and learning.   
  • Oversee the proper administration of job classifications, employee compensation and the appropriate interpretation of union compensation.
  • Ensure correct processing of employee payroll and proper operation of time and attendance administration.
  • Manage all human resources information technology systems including PeopleSoft and the Applicant Tracking System. Lead HRIS projects and liaison with Information Technology on upgrades and resolution of IT issues. 





  • Master’s degree in human resources management or related field, or a bachelor’s degree and significant experience and training/certification in human resources area. Five years of progressive, professional experience over a broad array of human resources functions. Familiarity with human resources law, regulations, practice and theory. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using an HRIS or related IT system. Demonstrated success managing/supervising professional and clerical staff and managing budgets. Ability to manage and deliver large and/or complex projects. Superior interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues and senior staff. Superior oral and written communication skills. Excellent analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Ability to obtain and analyze data, derive conclusions from data, and take appropriate action based on evidence. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and exercise sound judgement.





  • Work experience in the public sector or in higher education is highly desirable. Professional experience working in a unionized environment. Human Resources Certifications such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,CCP, etc. 

    We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

    New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.

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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 9/11/2019
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