POSITION SUMMARY: Explain the purpose for the position and summarize the responsibilities.
The LISBN (Long Island Shared Business Network) Human Resources Lead provides high level leadership and management of the human resources operations for the following counties: Suffolk and Nassau. The position develops and maintains effective working relationships among LISBN staff, including HR administrators and Executive Directors within the region. This position works in conjunction with Extension Administration Human Resources and other SBN HR Leads from across New York State to lead the human resources operation locally, regionally, and statewide to its optimal state. Under the supervision of the LISBN Lead ED, the SBN HR Lead exercises professional judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in leading the regional HR operations. Facilitates successful policy/procedure changes driven by compliance requirement or local/regional/statewide need. Provides leadership to implement system-wide initiatives at a regional level, and remain consistent with Extension Administration guidance. In participation with the Administrative Management Group (AMG), the LISBN HR Lead is responsible for overseeing all human resources operations of the LISBN.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.
Bachelor's degree and experience relevant to the role; or Associate's degree and 2 years transferrable program/function experience.
Experience in employee relations counseling, policy/procedure interpretation, managing recruitment, onboarding, promotion and separation, managing payroll, data/transaction oversight, and records management.
Familiarity with Federal and State laws pertaining to human resources.
Work well in a team setting and independently.
Judgment, discretion, and confidentiality are critical to this position.
Must be able to communicate effectively with different audiences.
Must be able to work in a professional and collegial manner with colleagues at the local Association level as well as at Extension Administration.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Must have access to transportation to meet position responsibilities.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.
Familiarity with CCE (Cornell Cooperative Extension) system.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional methods, as well as electronic technology such as WebEx, Skype and Zoom.
Demonstrated ability to use recruiting and HRIS software.
Ability to prioritize and balance time equitably across Associations.
Familiarity/experience with CCE classification process, Kronos payroll, and data transaction oversight on Workday.
Internal and external customer service experience.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING
All applicants must apply by close of business on Monday, August 21, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting. All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Minimum Salary: $62,400 (depending on experience) Please contact Sue Sammis, CCE HR Administration at email@example.com or 607-255-9392 with questions.
With substantial initiative and discretion, plan for delegated and assigned administrative functions of an Association.
Assess and develop local/regional plans and strategies for human resources goals, best practices, and training based on direct work with Associations, guidance from Extension Administration, the LISBN AMG, and/or based on local/state/federal laws and regulations.
Plan regional implementation strategies for human resources systems, such as Kronos or Workday.
Establish best practice standards for human resources functions throughout the region.
May assist with planning the overall administration of the Associations of the region.
Provide input to the region's Associations on human resource implications of financial strategies.
Assist in planning the human resources communication strategy for the region's Associations.
Partner with SBN Leads to coordinate strategies and planning for the region.
Establishes best practice standards for HR function throughout the SBN and actively contributes to discussions on development of statewide HR best practices.
Develop training materials to enhance the HR knowledge and expertise at the local level.
Assist with guiding the delegated and assigned administrative functions; this will include moderately to highly complex generalist responsibilities, including policy interpretation, dispute resolution, compensation, classification, and employee relations activities, engaging Extension Administration HR as appropriate.
Lead the implementation of HR regional strategy
Provide guidance, support and training support to regional human resources staff, including local human resources staff, Executive Directors, and regional Workday initiators.
Ensure Association leaders, supervisors, and human resources staff are effectively made aware of local, regional, or statewide HR expectations and compliance.
Provide advice and consultation to Executive Directors on a broad range of HR issues, including employee relations, performance management, recruitment, conflict resolutions, and labor law.
Manage the utilization of systems within the SBN and support Associations with HRIS technologies.
Reviews HR data and analysis to form observations, adjust operations and service to performance standards, and develops subsequent refinements and recommendations to shape ongoing improvements to support Association, SBN, and statewide HR strategy.
With substantial initiative and discretion, perform a moderate amount of substantially complex tasks to support the administration of associations within the region.
Learn, use, and assist with the implementation of sophisticated human resources software
Conduct trainings as necessary for Association staff on HR topics or HRIS systems.
Organize trainings as necessary for Association staff on HR topics or HRIS systems.
Review and process Workday transaction approvals; communicate questions or clarifications to Associations; track and electronically file transaction forms.
Prepare and post job requisitions for Associations; track candidates' applications and move them through the process as necessary.
Review written communications and documents for Associations as requested; engage HROne or CCE Administration HR as needed to ensure compliance with legal standards.
Prepare reports for LISBN Associations, LISBN AMG, and CCE HR as needed.
Under the supervision of the LISBN Lead Executive Director and with input from AMG and CCE HR staff, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in HR area, SBN, and CCE priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Actively seeks out and participates in human resources professional development.
Attain SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or equivalent.
Takes initiative to share human resources best practice, knowledge, and resource gained through professional development activities within the statewide system.
Health and Safety
Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy
Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Association Lead HR Manager
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