Director of Administration

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037122 Department Code 31104-1090 Department Business Finance & Administrative Services Job Title Director of Administration Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S6 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Director of Administration will facilitate Auxiliary Services growth as an innovative service organization and promote a culture of excellence through planning and leadership. The successful candidate will direct comprehensive, customer-driven personnel services that support the mission and vision of Syracuse University and Auxiliary Services and will provide leadership and knowledge in unit-wide planning and organizational development activities. Major responsibilities for this position include: serving as the strategic leader in all personnel and labor relations activities; coordinating and guiding efforts to define, understand, assess, foster, and cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion among staff; overseeing all departmental payroll procedures; and administering divisional professional development efforts. Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related fields is required, or equivalent combination of education and responsibilities in human resources and/or labor relations. Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree and experience working in higher education. Minimum of five years of proven leadership expertise. Job Specific Qualifications
Effective communication and inter-personal relations skills. Effective organizational and planning skills. Effective leadership and supervisory skills. Sound understanding of all aspects of human resources. Excellent leadership and collaboration skills. Excellent organizational skills with precise attention to detail required and the highest quality standards. Strong communication skills required, including oral, written and listening skills. Demonstrable good judgment and the ability to work under pressure. Must be a well-organized, high energy individual with excellent customer service skills. Must be able to set priorities, make decisions and work independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to develop positive and productive working relationships across divisions. Experience with customer service standards and procedures. Ability to work a varied schedule to meet operational needs. Must be forward thinking, entrepreneurial and proactive. Experience within a college and university setting. Responsibilities
• Leads and directs all Auxiliary Services human resources and serves as the primary liaison with University’s Office of Human Resources.
• Initiates, implements, and directs internal processes and procedures to align with the Office of Human Resources and to ensure effectiveness, continuous improvement of divisional operations.
• Leads and manages Food Services human resources office staff. Supervise a team of one directly with other dotted line reporting responsibility.
• Oversees Auxiliary Services searches, working collaboratively w/the Office of Human Resources and divisional managers to recruit, screen, hire, and transfer exempt, nonexempt, and bargaining unit applicants; makes salary and rank recommendations to Auxiliary Services AVP and Budget Director.
• Directs the division’s performance appraisal processes in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources.
• Oversees divisional student employment with HR Shared Services relative to recruitment, eligibility, hiring, and processing of student appointments.
• Serve as the Auxiliary Services liaison to EOIRS and relays advice and instruction from EOIRS on matters under their purview.

• Acts as the Auxiliary Services lead in all Labor Relations issues including discipline, grievances, arbitrations, and labor management and advises divisional leadership on all such matters.
• Serves as a representative at Labor Management Meetings with union and management officials.
• Works with the Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations team to assists with preparation of letters of counsel, written warnings, suspensions etc., and in interpreting the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

• Manages the divisional process for professional development including identifying individual needs for training and development. Manages the divisional professional development funding process and works with Sr. HR Business Partner and Associate Director of Organizational Development and Training to identify, develop, and implement individual and organizational training and development.

• With vision and intellectual leadership, coordinates and guides all efforts to define, understand, assess, foster, and cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion as a fundamental institutional and educational resource.
• Develops and implements strategies that align with divisional and University efforts to:
o Enhance staff recruitment to broaden outreach to diverse candidates, promote career opportunities, and ensure equitable and inclusive policies and practices.
o Employ staff development and retention best practices to build a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.

• In collaboration and compliance with the central payroll office, directs all aspects of payroll operations for Auxiliary Services full- and part-time employees.
• Supervises an Employee Services Coordinator who provides the day-to-day management and coordination of Food Services payroll functions. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 06/17/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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