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Human Resources Assistant

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

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Budget Title
Personnel Assistant

Campus Title
Human Resources Assistant

Finance and Management, Division of

Human Resources Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

Salary Level

Salary Range
$50,000-$56,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Classification and Compensation, this full-time management confidential position supports several areas of HR including learning and development, classification and compensation, recruitment, appointment processing, and HR analytics.

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Major Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

Learning and Development
  • Manage the online training system BizLibrary, to help maintain accurate employee training records.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical system issues as they arise.
  • Assign all compliance training required by NYS Labor Law/ SUNY .
  • Assist supervisors/employees with training needs by researching and educating on available trainings through the BizLibrary system.
  • Contact training vendors to inquire about their services and fees.

Classification and Compensation
  • Complete salary surveys and assist with faculty and professional salary planning.
  • Assist with reviewing and editing job descriptions.

  • Provide assistance with the preparation and posting of position advertisements.
  • Process reference review requests and provide interpretive assistance to search committees and hiring managers.
  • Respond to applicant inquiries related to the status of searches and use of the applicant tracking system.
  • Assist managers with using the applicant tracking system and resolve problems as they arise.

Appointment Processing
  • Process a variety of employment actions including appointments and reappointments, promotions, salary increases, paid and unpaid leaves, and retirements/terminations in the SUNY HR and Payserv information systems.

HR Analytics and Website
  • Prepare repots pertaining to affirmative action, classification and compensation, learning and development, staffing patterns, turnover,etc.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) (These are not minimum qualifications, but KSA’s needed to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position. E.g., attention to detail)
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collegial working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, and customer service oriented.
  • Ability to harness software and technology to improve efficiency.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the Manager of Classification and Compensation
  • Works closely and collaboratively with all HR and Payroll staff
  • Works with various departments and supervisors on campus
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration, psychology, economics, human services or a closely related field or Associate’s degree and 2 years of experience in Human Resources.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
EEO Statement

The State University of New York at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
    • UUP Professional
    • UUP Faculty
    • Management Confidential
    • Research Foundation
    • Represented by CSEA, PBANYS or PEF
    • Full Time Lecturer
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents


 SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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