Executive Director for Human Resources (Assistant Administrator)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 30, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10131

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Assistant Administrator manages one or more key administrative functions.  He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals.  He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


Assistant Administrator




Reporting to the Senior Vice President for the Division of Administration and Finance, the Executive Director of Human Resources is responsible for the planning and managing of the college's human resources program in accordance with the policies, procedures, and practices of the college and CUNY. The Executive Director is a hands-on leader who promotes good customer service and serves as a strategic partner to the executive management on a broad range of human resources related issues, programs, and initiatives.

The Executive Director will also be responsible to:
- Oversee the entire operation of personnel recruitment and appointments, time and leave policies, benefits plans, and compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, Worker's Compensation, and unemployment insurance, new employee benefits orientation, training, and professional staff development along with employee recognition programs.
- Administer and monitor performance evaluation procedures for classified staff and non-teaching members of the instructional staff.
- Provide consultation and other support to managers regarding staff performance issues.
- Serve as liaison and resource for the campus Labor Designee, providing labor relations expertise and assisting with hearing and legal proceeding preparations as required.
- Oversee human resources information systems, data management, and the HR webpage.
- Facilitate and review actions with the relevant college offices to ensure proper payment of salary, salary increases, increments, promotions, reclassifications, and longevity payments for all college employees.
- Serve on all appropriate college committees and as an ex-officio member of the colleges' HEO Screening Committee.
- Serve as the college's liaison to the University's Office of Human Resource Management.
- Perform other related responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President for the Division of Administration and Finance and certain personnel reporting to the Office of the President.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


A graduate degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Equal Opportunity
Administration, or a similar area, or a law degree. Professional HR certification(s) are highly preferred.
- An in-depth knowledge of public sector and higher education human resource management practices and familiarity with governmental personnel guidelines
- A demonstrated record of successful performance in human resource management familiarity with a broad array of human resources functions, computer data processing, and management techniques
- Experience with CUNYfirst and/or HRIS systems, preferably with college systems, and the ability to research and implement new systems as appropriate
- Demonstrated success as a change agent and collaborative leader involved in developing strategies for Human Resources and Personnel Management; experience with a variety of different employee classifications (i.e., 'at will' employees, classified employees, tenured faculty, etc.)
- Strong knowledge of labor relations and regulatory and compliance matters in a unionized environment is key to this position
- Proven track record of inspiring and managing a diverse staff in a multi-functioning unit with a strong commitment to customer service
- Must have a proven ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals, groups, agencies, and constituencies
- A track record of acting with integrity and exercising discretion on sensitive, confidential matters
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
- Bilingual proficiency preferred


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must apply online accessing the CUNY website at WWW.CUNY.EDU and navigating to the following links; "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID 10131. Please attach a CV/resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references as a complete application package. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


February 16, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.