Assistant to the President, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Rochester, Monroe County
Jan 22, 2014
Function of Position:

The Assistant to the President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, serves as the chief administrator of the College’s human resources function and is responsible for the overall management and delivery of human resources programs and services, compliance matters, contract negotiations, contract administration and labor/management relations. This position supports the President and senior administration in advancing organizational change. The Assistant to the President is responsible for planning, directing, and administering personnel policies and programs for all academic and non-academic personnel in areas, including but not limited to, employment, hiring, recruitment, benefits, compensation, labor relations, contract administration, state and federal regulations. Responsible for leading organizational development and managerial training. This position advises and provides leadership to senior management on human resources matters.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Advises and works with senior administration on strategic initiatives that support the institution’s mission. Directs and maintains lawful practices, policies and procedures on behalf of the College.
  • Leads College initiatives in the area of organizational development such as leadership programs and managerial training.
  • Represents the President and Board of Trustees in collective bargaining, formulates strategies and makes status reports on matters of this nature.
  • Serves as the lead contract administrator for the Faculty Association contract.
  • Coordinates and assists the General Counsel in arbitration hearings, Equal Employment Opportunity inquiries, and investigations by the New York State Division of Human Rights.
  • Organizes and formulates agenda items as management’s representative to the College’s Labor Management Committee.
  • Coordinates with the General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator on compliance related matters.
  • Directs and supervises the workflow of human resources staff members in areas of labor management teams, benefit delivery processes, hiring processes, civil service compliance, professional development and training programs, and all other employee related functions.
  • Works collaboratively with senior administrators in managing the recruitment and hiring of employees to support the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Works collaboratively with administrators and staff to advance employee retention.
  • Manages and supervises the delivery of benefits programs. Acts as lead in negotiation and renewal of benefits programs and seeks out emerging trends and options to support the College’s benefit function. Serves as the lead liaison with external benefit vendors and contractors. Creates, directs, prepares, and maintains the Board of Trustees personnel agenda items, including resolutions and compensation information. Advises and assists management with compensation and salary parameters.
  • Serves as primary authority on federal and state employment and benefit regulations. Remains current on regulatory matters through participation in professional associations in human resources and higher education. Implements and maintains best practices, policies and procedures in human resources.
  • Fosters positive communication initiatives with all departments and divisions to ensure visibility and quality service to college employees.
  • Manages technology driven processes for human resources while maintaining the human aspect implicit in human resources management.
  • Negotiates with organized labor associations and is responsible for administering negotiated agreements, including grievances, arbitrations and discipline matters.
  • Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct.
  • Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment.
  • Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in business or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible administrative experience in human resources or equivalent experience to demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the functions of the position.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Human Resources Administration, including laws and regulations governing employee benefits, labor negotiations, and employee relations.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills that support management of people and complex systems.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable of human resources information systems.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Human Resources Professional Certification.
  • Experience in higher education and with contractual bargaining units in higher education.

Monroe Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status or domestic violence victim status in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees or in any aspect of the business of the College.