Director of Human Resources Employment Opportunity

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Director of Human Resources Employment Opportunity

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Local Title:            Director of Human Resources

Budget Title:         Director of Personnel and Affirmative Action

Salary Level:         MP3

Salary Minimum:  $110,000

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources reports directly to the Vice President for Administration and Finance.  The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the College.

Major Responsibilities

The Director of Human Resources has oversight of the Affirmative Action, Human Resources, and Payroll Offices at the College.  The position is responsible for leading a staff of 17 personnel and directly supervises 5 personnel.  The incumbent serves on the President’s Extended Cabinet and works closely with members of the President’s Cabinet and key members of the campus community including academic department chairs and administrative directors and managers.

Leadership & Management

Develops and implements strategies to ensure a service oriented Human Resources organization that supports the academic and administrative functions of the College.

Oversees administration of core functions and services within the Offices of Human Resources, Payroll and Affirmative Action, including but not limited to the following:

unclassified and classified staff recruitment and retention; affirmative action; benefits administration; performance management systems; employee and labor relations; organizational training and development; compensation and classification systems; Human Resource Information System (HRIS); ethics, and payroll.

 Employment & Labor Relations

Handles labor relations and administration of contracts with employee bargaining units.

Serves as the appointing authority for all classified, professional and academic employees.

Serves as the “disciplinary officer” for all classified, academic and professional employees.

Assures guidance and support is also provided to employees and their representative groups in a manner that minimizes conflicts in the work place and promotes communication and enhanced performance.

Inclusive Excellence & Campus Collaboration

Works in close collaboration with the College’s departments and offices to develop strategies, programs, and policies that create and support an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Oversees the College’s affirmative action and equal opportunity programs to achieve affirmative action placement goals.


Maintains knowledge of federal and state employment laws as well as SUNY System personnel policies and institutional reporting requirements.

Oversees the maintenance of personnel records and ensures that data is accurately maintained and protected and that management information systems are effective and appropriately utilized.

Serves as one of two College Ethics Officers.

Evaluates, recommends, and implements solutions to improve Human Resource policies and practices to increase efficiency and keep abreast of current trends and practices.

Policies & Procedures

Develops and implements policies and procedures that meet the human resource needs of the College and supports the recruitment and retention of all employees.

Establishes a comprehensive and strategic approach to the development of human resource policies including ongoing communication to employees and supervisors.

Project Management & HR Metrics and Reporting

Manages large scale special HR projects.

Evaluates organizational culture and provides recommendations on changes to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

Oversees the compilation of HR data for use in HR metrics and analytics.


Represents the College and the Offices of Human Resources, Payroll, and Affirmative Action at key campus, community and professional functions as required. 

Responsible for the orientation, training, coaching, supervision and performance management of the office staff including the timely submission of all performance programs and evaluations. 

Engages in appropriate professional development programs to remain current in the field and to be able to accurately advise employees. 

Works with highly confidential and sensitive information and ensures employee privacy and confidentiality is maintained to the extent possible.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, preferably in human resources, business administration, or a related field.

Demonstrated record of career progression in Human Resources.

In-depth knowledge of human resource practices including employee relations and familiarity with employment law and affirmative action guidelines.

Demonstrated ability exercising sound judgment, reasoning and problem solving skills to address and resolve complex and ambiguous issues.

Strong writing, oral and presentation skills.

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments within established timelines, while balancing competing and shifting priorities.

Proven record of personal integrity and ethical management.

Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines, work under pressure, and organize multiple projects or tasks.

Demonstrated ability to analyze independently and make decisions and recommendations regarding programs, procedures, and operations with regard to areas of responsibility. Ability to analyze, interpret, apply, and explain various complex and specialized programs, policies and procedures to administration, staff, faculty and students.

Ability to build strong relationships with leadership, management and staff through a highly consultative, collaborative, and active-problem solving approach,positioning HR as a credible, go to department. Skilled in handling sensitive information and situations with diplomacy, discretion, and a high degree of professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, preferably in human resources, business administration, or a related field.

Human Resources experience in higher education.

PHR or SPHR certification or SHRM – CP certification.

Familiarity with HRIS.

Department Description

The department is home to the Offices of Affirmative Action, Human Resources, and Payroll.  Our team of 17 staff is dedicated and works collaboratively and collegially across offices to support the recruitment, retention and engagement of the College’s workforce.  We are committed to ethical and professional behavior and strive to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees to contribute to their well-being. 

The College and Region

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. 

The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:

 • 16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;

•   45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;

•   75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;

•   140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and

•   350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.

•   The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.

Application Instructions

This position is subject to the Brockport Professional Promotion Program Policy.  Priority 1 internal applicants are given first preference and Priority 2 internal applicants are given second preference.  Internal application materials will be accepted until 11:55pm on 1/27/20.  To apply, please visit and input requisition number 494509 in the Search field to access the position.  For consideration, please complete the application and include your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

New York State Executive Order 161

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 via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


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