About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.
The Human Resources and Diversity Manager reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources for all human resource functions, and to the College President for matters of diversity and inclusion. The Human Resources and Diversity Manager is responsible for coordinating this combination of functions for the College. These include:
- Supporting and guiding several aspects of the College's Human Resources function.
- The Human Resources and Diversity Manager oversees staffing, position management, and employee records.
- The Human Resources and Diversity Manager oversees staff and supervisor development, diversity, and policy training. This will include sourcing programs and coordinating their delivery.
- The Human Resources and Diversity Manager oversees both the College's onboarding and off boarding processes.
- Ensuring that diversity initiatives within the College are comprehensive, culturally sensitive and inclusive.
- The Human Resources and Diversity Manager will be the first point of contact for diversity related incidents and must be accessible outside of normal business hours.
As a member of the College's Human Resources team, establishes and maintains a high standard of quality and customer centered service for internal and external stakeholders.
Executive Director of Human Resources
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- As a member of the Human Resources team, administer all SUNY Schenectady employment policies and procedures; recommend and implement new policies and procedures; recruit faculty and staff to support the strategic plan goals; support collective bargaining and labor contract management; develop and implement measures of institutional effectiveness for human resources functions; and provide a customer service approach to meeting the human resource needs of employees, college administration, and outside stakeholders.
- Coordinate recruitment and selection process to include but not limited to: educate committee chair and search committee members on appropriate hiring procedures, best interviewing practices, assist with job description creation, advertising strategy and maintain accurate and complete recruitment files.
- Develop comprehensive sourcing plans to create a diverse candidate pipeline and promote consistent candidate selection methods.
- Act as liaison with area employment agencies, prepare and liaison with advertising agencies, process and check advertising agency billings, liaison with temporary agencies, complete employment verifications and references.
- Complete daily updates to maintain accessible database providing recruitment activity for the professional, CSEA and Union vacancy status.
- Facilitate new employee appointment process to include, but not limited to: drafting required communications; establishing and conducting orientations; ensuring completion of all required onboarding training; and assisting new employees with appointment and benefit paperwork.
- Create and maintain paper and electronic personnel records.
- Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure all annual sexual misconduct and related required training programs are completed for all employees.
- Collaborate with Payroll Office to assure the timely entering and payment of new employees.
- Assist in the collection, analysis and documentation of information related to negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
- Prepare requested reports for internal and external stakeholders.
- Screen and respond to all incoming requests and inquiries in a timely manner.
- Audit and update electronic data to ensure accuracy and integrity.
- Participate in various Human Resources related initiatives.
- Responsible for the implementation of strategic diversity and inclusion plans at the College.
- Continuously improve campus efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in recruitment, hiring and decision-making for campus leadership, faculty and staff through cooperative work with appropriate department heads and the Office of Human Resources to develop an employee recruitment and retention strategy.
- Collaborate with SUNY Administration to create and provide cultural competency programming as a central aspect of the orientation program for new employees and as a regular aspect of professional development for all continuing employees.
- Lead team efforts to develop and implement an evaluation component to ensure that the campus is meeting its diversity and inclusion commitments and activities designed with the overall plan are achieving their intended outcomes as aligned with the campus planning and resource allocation process.
- Ensure compliance with SUNY's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree in Human Resources Management, Social/Behavioral Science or related field.
- Five years of experience in Human Resources or related field experience directly related to human resources, diversity, and inclusion.
- Excellent administrative, oral, written and interpersonal skills
Qualifications & Skills
- Required competencies include a broad range of HR and Diversity and Inclusion knowledge, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivated, and ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Appreciation for the mission of a community college is preferred.
- Successful candidate must be customer service oriented and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to prioritize workflow, multi-task, and be resourceful.
- Computer literacy and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications are required.
- Knowledge of HR Banner enterprise system strongly preferred.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
SUNY Schenectady is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. The applicant's diversity statement should address their ability to contribute meaningfully to the college's ongoing commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:
- Your experiences and/or identities that speak to the college's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education and other opportunities;
- Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like SUNY Schenectady
- Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your administrative/executive responsibilities and/or service;
- Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
- Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the SUNY Schenectady campus community.
- Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an institutional leader.
Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.
SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.
CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, SUNY Schenectady employment application, unofficial transcripts and an applicant diversity statement.
Human Resources Manager