Director of Human Resources

Bronx, NY

PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSE:

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for coordinating human resources policies, programs, and practices: including formulating, planning, directing, organizing, developing, and implementation.  Duties include ensuring legal compliance as well as implementation of the organizations mission and talent acquisition using creative and innovative strategies to reach varied audiences.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.   

  •   Collaborates with senior leadership to provides leadership and guidance for the Agency and its employees regarding human resource matters by managing a comprehensive human resource office including talent acquisition, employment and retention services, performance management, benefits management and counseling, compensation planning, salary administration and job evaluation, training and development, employee relations, succession planning and human resource information systems and records management.
  •     Serves as an advocate for employees by listening and becoming aware of employee needs and concerns, sharing this information with Agency leadership, researching best practices, and offering options for leaders to consider in addressing employee needs and concerns.
  •     Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  •     Conducts research and analysis of Agency compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  •     Develops personnel policies, practices, and procedures for approval by the Agency leadership team by listening to employee concerns, reviewing best practices, and identifying opportunities to improve employee satisfaction.
  •      Ensures consistent and equitable application of human resource policies procedures and government regulations throughout the Agency by advising senior leadership about the applicable policies, procedures, and regulations; in addition providing training for supervisors, and enforcing the implementation of personnel policies and procedures for the Agency.
  •     Maintains a pay plan conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations: monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
  •     Contributes to employee engagement by advising and supervising the implementation and administration of employee benefits programs, providing excellent customer service, automating processing systems communicating information about programs and services to employees and to all levels of management throughout the Agency, working with benefit plan consultants and vendors, interpreting policies and state and federal laws in a consistent manner and working with advisory committees to review and implement new and alternative benefits initiatives.    
  •     Improves Agency effectiveness and productivity with creativity and innovation, by overseeing the planning, development and delivery of professional development and job-related opportunities.
  •     Provides training and promotes the use of Performance Appraisal and Staff Development Plans as a staff development tool to identify training needs and professional development offerings and to inform promotion decisions, annual salary increases, terminations, succession planning and other personnel actions.       
  •      Maintains historical human resources records by designing a filing and retrieval system keeping past and current records. 
  •       Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage those of other cultures or backgrounds.   
  •  Remains competent and current on best Human Resources practices through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses and attending training. 
  •  Contributes to the overall success of the Agency by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, or related field.  Master’s Degree, preferred.  PHR certification a plus.

Experience:    At least six (6) years of supervisory human resources management experience which should include most or all of the following areas:  employee relations, classification and compensation, job analysis, job evaluation, talent acquisition and retention, employment services, affirmative action advocacy, benefits administration, training and staff development, performance management, development of and application of policies and procedures, management of HRIS systems and records, employee relations engagement and communications, investigations, and management of a budget.  Excellent communication written and verbal, MS office.

Related Skills: Human Resources Management, Hiring, Benefits Administration, Performance Management, Communication Processes, Compensation and Wage Structure, Supports Diversity, Classifying Employees, Employment Law, Laws against Sexual Harassment,

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.