About SUNY Oneonta:
SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling
about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or
certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an
exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and
sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where
students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live
The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the
northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour
drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a
population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20
picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News.
The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each
season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating,
swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for
work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's
indeed.com rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it is
the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.
The Office of Employee Services at the State University of New York
College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of
Assistant Director of Human Resources. The Assistant Director will
help develop and execute human resources strategies to position the
College as an employer of choice. The ideal candidate will have
experience with talent acquisition and retention, employee
engagement, performance systems, leadership development, wellness
efforts, benefit and payroll administration, process
re-engineering, labor relations and more, assisting the Chief Human
Resources Officer and College leadership in building a
high-performing, diverse and effective workforce, and supporting
the Employee Services department in delivering highly effective
programs and services to the College community.
This is a position with potential for growth and promotion and
requires a human resources professional with agility to adapt to
shifting obstacles and priorities, a reputation for mentoring
employees and holding them accountable for measurable results, a
natural inclination to "lead by example," proactive problem
resolution, impeccable confidentiality, the highest ethical
standards, data driven decision-making while being sensitive to
others, demonstrated support for diversity and inclusion in the
workplace, strong emotional intelligence and active listening
skills, and experience in a broad range of human resources
To learn more about the College and the Office, please visit
Working closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer, the
Assistant Director will assist in:
- Leading a team of twelve professionals in providing employee
life cycle services to 1,200 employees and employment/payroll
services to about 1,200 students; functional areas include
recruitment, hiring, onboarding and orientation, employee benefits,
compensation and classification, performance management, ADA,
immigration, payroll, leave management and workers' compensation,
professional and organizational development, employee engagement,
- Developing a three-year strategic plan and a goal-driven annual
department plan with key dashboard metrics that reflect the
activity and productivity of the human resources activities and
- Participating in workflow analyses, identifying and
implementing process improvements and automation and HRIS
- Creating website content and an annual communication plan.
- Coordinating and supporting a robust performance management
system and succession planning.
- Developing and delivering employee training programs and
leadership development programming.
- Collaborating with College leaders to build and retain a safe,
inclusive and diverse workplace that fosters a culture of
excellence, accountability and opportunity for growth, allowing all
employees to contribute to the College at their full potential;
supporting Affirmative Action plans and goals.
- Ensuring compliance with employment-related federal, state and
local regulations; keeping abreast of human resource developments
and maintaining knowledge of SUNY System human resource policies
and reporting requirements.
- Building employee engagement programming and maintaining strong
relationships with the College's six collective bargaining
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration,
social sciences or other related discipline.
- Minimum of 8 years' progressive HR experience, with at least 5
years' HR experience at the mid/high-management level in the
- Minimum 5 years' leadership, supervisory or team management
- Knowledge of and experience across a broad range of human
resources disciplines and practices; deep subject matter
- Highly effective written and oral communication and
- Evidence of outstanding cultural competency and sensitivity to
all dimensions of diversity in the workplace.
- Current PHR/SPHR, SHRM S/CP or similar HR certification.
- HR and employee engagement program design and
- Extensive knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
- Demonstrated extraordinary customer service orientation.
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office products, human
capital management systems, graphic design, and other software
- Track record of success in meeting or exceeding established
- Understanding of finance in relation to workforce and
- Development and delivery of employee training and professional
- Near and long-term strategic planning skills.
- Masters' degree in human resources, business administration,
social sciences, or other related discipline.
- Extensive experience in payroll, benefits administration and/or
For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our
website at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/employment
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the
Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that
an applicant for employment provide his or her current
compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as
the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with
compensation. If such information has been requested from you
before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee
Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com
SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our
website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity
College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women,
persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans
are encouraged to apply.
To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=133523
Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information
for three professional references is required. All candidates
selected for an on-campus interview will be required to submit an
additional written response to a series of questions in advance of