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Director of Human Resources

Georgian Court University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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  • Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO the Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading, planning and implementing all human resources programs and services for the University as well as managing the HR team. Together, this team will provide professional consultation and maintain strong business partnerships with all levels of the University insuring federal and state compliance while supporting the mission and core values of the University.

    Essential Functions:

    This role is responsible for providing professional consultation and business partnerships with all levels of management. This position is responsible for day-to-day work activities focusing on a variety of HR functions, including talent acquisition (recruitment and on-boarding), talent development, (performance management, training, and employee relations), total rewards (compensation, benefits) and compliance. This role also includes resolving employee/management concerns through an analysis of performance, counseling, and coaching sessions. This Human Resources Business Partner will develop and execute organizational strategies that support the mission of the University.

    Talent Acquisition
  • Ensure the systematic collection and analysis of measurement data (cost per hire, applicant flow data, ROI, etc.) in order to make operational/business decisions that affect both staffing and continuous process improvement. Regularly communicate results of measurement analysis to senior leadership and hiring managers to facilitate decisions that affect operational issues in their areas.
  • Assist those involved in personnel selection in discerning characteristics that are important to the position and the Mercy tradition upon which the mission of the university is built.
  • Assist in supporting the University’s Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Program by collaborating with Directors of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in proposing strategies to affect work force diversity.
  • Work with senior leadership on modifications to policies and practices as necessary.
  • Evaluate and continuously update recruitment systems and services to ensure the recruitment needs of hiring managers and senior leadership are met in a cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Lead the development of creative and contemporary recruitment strategies including marketing/advertising programs. Coordinate with hiring managers and recruiters regarding specialized recruitment initiatives.
  • Protect the interest of the university in accordance with university personnel policies and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for exit interviews, the confidentiality and integrity of employee data, preparing and compiling all department reports which will be presented to management.
  • Lead termination processes.
  • Assist with faculty searches and recruitment, handling candidate travel, interview scheduling, lecture scheduling and advertisement, meals/receptions and reimbursements.
  • Assist with faculty promotions and reappointments
Talent Development
  • Develop, execute and work with team on employee relations issues and conflict resolution,, training and career development opportunities.
  • Work closely with management to provide guidance in resolving and mediating employee relations matters. Investigate employee relations issues and provide sound guidance in resolving concerns.
  • Guide and assist managers in the development and issuance of performance, behavior and attendance discipline, including warnings and the follow-up and monitoring of employee progress as well as maintain appropriate employee disciplinary records
Total Rewards
  • Serve as the lead administrator in developing and implementing a university compensation philosophy, which may include, but not be limited to, conducting salary studies, updating all job descriptions, ensuring alignment of job duties with university and departmental strategies and operational tactics.
  • Act as the plan administrator to manage, organize, plan, and maintain all functions associated with the day-to-day administration of the university's employee benefits including tuition remission.
  • Provide guidance to managers and staff on leaves, FMLA, ADA, return-to-work, accommodation requests and university benefits, policies and practices. Oversee leave of absences for university faculty and staff, including workers compensation.
  • Organize efficient and effective University-wide human resources pay structure; Introduce automated systems to promote efficiency and effectiveness; Partner with Payroll Manager to ensure employees are appropriately paid.
Compliance and Administration
  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered and aligned with the organizational goals of the University.
  • Primary GCU contact and liaison with outside legal counsel on human resources related issues.
  • Serve as the university’s Title IX officer or deputy officer as needed, and function as the lead human resources expert in all Title IX investigations and processes for all employee related matters.
  • Design and develop a centralized human resource information system for the accurate and consistent recording of human resource information; prepare reports as needed. Maintain HR data and data entry. Lead the contractual pay practices of faculty for adjuncts, overloads, and other faculty appointments.
  • Develop, deliver, and enhance HR Metrics, dashboards and reports for distribution to HR and Executive Management.
  • Create, maintain and analyze ad hoc requests from all levels of the organization.
  • Maintain the HRIS in support of Human Resources administration and special projects, configures/enhances system as necessary to ensure the most effective operations.
  • Recommend, test, train, document, implement and plan for HRIS system enhancements.
  • Formulate and recommend human resources policies and processes, which ensure integration of the university’s values and mission. Interpret and apply human resources policies throughout the university.
  • Responsible for the Human Resources budget.
  • Organizational development & effectiveness interventions.
  • Oversee the annual service awards program.
  • Lead the Human Resources Committee. Not sure what this is – or what the function would be
  • Manage the annual audit process for HR reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Previous experience working as a change agent in organizations required.
  • Seven years of experience in human resources administration.
  • Excellent coaching, mentoring and consultative skills required
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • HRCI and SHRM certifications required
  • Independently provide coordination and implementation for human resource office policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Organize workflow and supervise employees.
  • Interpret and communicate laws and University regulations, policies and procedures.
  • A proven record of redesigning and streamlining processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to employment, compensation, benefits, etc.
  • Knowledge of best practices relating to the array of Human Resources competencies.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, listening, and communication/conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer literate with skill in using HR information systems and management data analysis; and proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Must be able to work as a service oriented function.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust with constituents.
**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of employment. All information will be kept confidential**

**Must be US work authorized**

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