The Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Human Resources
(UHR) at The City University of New York oversees the development
and administration of policies and standards that guide the Human
Resources functions in support of 25 colleges and schools across
the five boroughs of New York City. This office is also responsible
for strengthening and implementing policies that enhance the
University’s commitment to equal opportunity and a diverse
workforce. The Office of the Vice Chancellor plays a key role in
the ongoing infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness efforts
across all HR operational functions, including payroll benefits,
time and leave, human resources information systems, project
management, HR advisory, civil service support, recruitment and
diversity, and professional development and learning.
UHR seeks a strategic, solutions oriented, proactive and
customer service focused professional to serve as the Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. This high profile and critical
role requires a collaborative and agile leader with strong
knowledge and success in planning, designing and implementing
initiatives related to business process improvement; with a focus
on establishing key partnerships with our campuses as well as
various city and state agencies and vendors to provide the highest
quality of employee experience to our faculty and staff.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, the
Assistant Vice Chancellor serves as a senior advisor on matters of
HR policy and practice; spearheads new HR initiatives and advances
the mission, vision and values of UHR. Areas of direct
responsibility and oversight include the Executive Compensation
Plan; University Benefits, University Payroll, Project Management
and Campus Resources departments.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor serves as the primary point of
contact and designee, in the absence of the Vice Chancellor, for
all activities and departments under the purview of the Vice
Chancellor for Human Resources.
Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
- Provides inspiring, ethical, and effective leadership to
advance University Human Resources in a manner that serves as a
model for professional competency, teamwork and innovation and
accelerates progress in the achievement of its strategic goals and
- Provides leadership on the development and implementation of
technology systems to enhance effectiveness of human resources
services. This includes monitoring the quality and performance of
HRIS, time and leave, benefits and payroll systems as well as
partnering with CIS as needed.
- Serves as Human Resources subject matter expert for the
University and provides consultative guidance on HR policies and
procedures supporting college based HR professionals,
administrators and employees.
- Promotes best and emerging practices across the University and
assists campuses in the interpretation and operationalization of
policies, and implementation of corresponding processes.
- Manages the research, development, implementation and oversight
of short and long term initiatives related to business process
efficiency and modernization in multiple areas of Human
- Researches, develops, administers and implements new policies and
revisions to current policies, procedures and practices in
collaboration with the Chancellery and campus executives.
- Initiates, plans, and manages complex, large scale projects
across functional areas.
- Participates in operational improvement initiatives and acts as a
change agent, leading efforts to develop initiatives, as well as
reviewing and streamlining current policies, procedures, and
- Works collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff to
develop effective processes and practices.
- Provides guidance, direction and information on human resources
policies and procedures to the University community, including
human resources professionals throughout the University
- Creates an environment of professionalism, respect, and service
to serve all employees and stakeholders.
Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ relevant experience
administering and leading Human Resources functions required.
Preferred qualifications include:
- At least five years of experience in a leadership capacity.
- A record of significant achievement in managing human resources
in a complex organization with substantial experience in, and
knowledge of, collective bargaining, payroll operations, health and
welfare fund benefits, classification and compensation and Human
Resources Information Systems.
- Professional certification in Human Resources, such as SPHR
(HRCI) or SHRM-SCP.
- Knowledge of federal, New York State and New York City employment
laws, including civil service laws and practices.
- Experience with ERP systems, business process improvement,
benefits and payroll.
- Demonstrated commitment to a service oriented approach in HR
leadership and continuing to advance the credibility of UHR.
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to maintain
confidential and sensitive information.
- Commitment in practice to workplace diversity, accountability and
- Strong negotiation, mediation, consultation, presentation and
group facilitation skills with experience presenting to a wide
variety of audiences.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to independently
establish plans and successfully execute multiple assignments with
conflicting priorities and concurrent deadlines in a dynamic
- Proven critical thinking and financial analysis skills with
experience analyzing data and budgets to drive
- Exemplary judgment and ethical standards, analytical acumen,
superior problem-solving skills, decisiveness and ability to
deliver timely advice.
- Demonstrated ability to influence people and establish positive
working relationships across the University.
- Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, with ability to
lead and manage teams, and use strategic and tactical judgment to
make decisions and successfully navigate various complex
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation,
supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and
professional development. We offer a range of health plans,
competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition
waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our
staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic
programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a
lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in
City of New York employees, and employees of Participating
Employers, hired on or after July 1, 2019, and their eligible
dependents, will only be eligible to enroll in the Emblem Health
HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred
Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option
of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a
different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365 day
period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be
effective on the 366th day
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required
enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting an
Opt-Out Request Form to Emblem Health.
An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and
the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption
is granted. The Opt-Out Request Form is available on the Emblem
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a focused cover letter and resume
addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the
responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
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direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
Open until filled with review of resumes to begin August 17,
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and
women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among
our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be
discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected
category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.