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Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
2020-05-27 00:00:00

Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

Located in Syracuse NY, Le Moyne is an independent private college established by the Society of Jesus in 1946 and named after Jesuit missionary Simon Le Moyne. Le Moyne’s purpose was to provide students with a values-based, comprehensive, academic program designed to foster intellectual excellence and preparation for a life of leadership and service. Notably, Le Moyne was the first Jesuit college to be founded as a co-educational institution.

Le Moyne College seeks a highly collaborative and thoughtful human resources leader to serve as the Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion. The Senior Director reports to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development and will play a significant and visible role in moving the institution’s strategic and operational initiatives forward by building relationships across the institution as an innovative and trusted partner. Success in the role requires a solution focused leader with demonstrated breadth of knowledge, skills, and depth of operational experiences across all human resources functions. The Senior Director of Human Resources will model the values of the HR organization to balance the care of the person and care for the college, and in support of the mission-based competencies including collaboration, communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, and service. The Senior Director will be a champion of the organization's core values and strategic commitment to attract, retain, advance, and support a broadly diverse workforce of the highest level of excellence that thrives in a respectful, inclusive, and equitable workplace culture. 

Connected to the strategic initiative and value in building community, the College is committed to leveraging the strong engagement of its faculty, staff, and students in the community. It is the desire of Le Moyne College to fully establish itself as an integrated, diverse, academic community, recognizing and embracing the variety of racial, gendered, and cultural multiplicities that constitute the fabric of society. Through combined and sustained efforts of staff, students, and faculty, the College is an engaged, accessible, neighborhood partner and world citizen, enabling students to interact in reciprocal relationships locally and to experience international culture and differences more fully.

The Senior Director’s essential management functions and responsibilities will include:

Compensation and Benefits: Work with AVP and Senior VP to oversee the College’s employee compensation management and benefits programs. Monitor compensation and benefits to ensure equitable treatment and industry alignment.

Compliance: Ensure full compliance with all applicable federal and New York State regulations including but not limited to: Affordable Care Act (ACA), FSLA, ERISA, FMLA, NYSPFL, HIPPA, ADA, and COBRA.

Performance Management: Manage the College’s performance management process including supporting managers in promotions, career advising, coaching, and the development of performance improvement plans ensuring inclusion and equity is integrated into all aspects.

Talent Acquisition and Management: Support the College’s strategic talent acquisition and workforce management plan with special emphasis on expanding the recruiting network to attract a diverse pool of candidates of the highest caliber. Design and implement strategies and protocols to build the capacity of all departments to interview, hire, and retain a broadly diverse work force. 

On-Boarding: Work closely with academic and administrative leadership to implement effective staff orientation and on-boarding programs, in addition to coaching, counseling, and training/professional development opportunities.

Diversity and Inclusion: In collaboration with others, develop and drive initiatives to help foster a positive college community of belonging and inclusive excellence. Advance the College’s commitment to an inclusive culture and contribute to the development of a diverse campus community.

Policies and Professional Development: Design and facilitate training and professional development. Assist with the development and implementation of policies in all human resource areas with a special focus on programs and initiatives that create and support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

Labor Relations: Oversee and work with the Associate Director of HR to negotiate and administer labor contracts of the three unions representing employees including adjunct faculty, facilities staff, and campus safety staff.

Employee Relations: Lead HR team to investigate and respond thoughtfully to resolve employee relations issues, and develop proactive measures including organization and professional development programs.

Data Management/HRIS: Evaluate business process and procedures and technology solutions to improve human resources data management, service models, and efficiency.

Organizational and Operational Management: Recommend and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish the College’s goals and objectives. Actively engage with UNYCC and other service providers to evolve continuously the sustainability of the College’s HR operations in effectiveness, excellence, and efficiency.

Leadership: Serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and one of four Title IX Deputies.

Additional background requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or Juris Doctor degree is preferred.

Progressive experience as a human resources leader, gained through increasingly responsible human resources operations and management positions in similarly complex environments. Experience in higher education environments is preferred.

The full position profile can be found here. Le Moyne College has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this search. Please submit applications, expressions of interest, and nominations to Beth Schaefer and Josyanne Roche here.

Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola's capacity to find God in all things, Le Moyne seeks to build a respectful, welcoming campus culture that celebrates difference and models inclusion. Uniqueness is expressed through gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age physical and mental attributes, and religious and political beliefs. A Catholic, Jesuit college has a particular responsibility to provide an environment for the safe and nurturing exploration of difference, while also offering rich, ample opportunities for students to pursue the Jesuit ideal of "education in dialogue with the world." 

Human Resources Manager
2020-05-20 00:00:00


The Human Resources Manager has overall responsibility for the HR and Payroll Functions; including, payroll, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, employment policies, personnel records, worker’s compensation and safety, compliance with HR laws and regulations, recruitment, coaching of supervisors and employees, team building.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Staffing Management:


· Formulate policies and procedures. Make recommendations when necessary. Update when necessary. Ensure the new hire Taft Policies and Procedures manual is up-to-date.

· Review current job descriptions, revise and develop when needed.

· Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with employment-related laws and regulations.

· Handle employment related inquires, such as employment verifications and unemployment compensation.

· Maintain employee files.


· Maintain applicant file. Field employment applications and phone calls to appropriate hiring manager.

· Process Requests For Hire

· Assist in hiring by providing job descriptions and advertisements. Screen and interview candidates as needed.


· Ensure all new hire forms are current and accessible to hiring managers.

· Review current job descriptions, revise and develop when needed.

· Conduct exit interviews. Analyze areas and methods needed to retain staff.


· Provide any necessary training required to ensure all personnel practices are followed.

Employee and Labor Relations:

· Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations (keep posters current)

· Resolve employee complaints filed with federal, state and local agencies involving employment practices.

· Serve as a resource for all employees to discuss any human resources related issues.

· Serve as a resource for management in handling employee issues and assist them in counseling employees, conducting evaluations, staff training and problem-solving issues.

· Provide leadership in effective conflict resolution for all personnel.

· Develop and implement positive employee relations by maintaining and creating programs that will create a positive culture (monthly games, monthly birthday lunch, annual picnic employee survey, STAR Program).


· Prepare and process weekly payroll

· Oversee weekly payroll process of commissions by the Accounts Payable clerk.

· Review of the weekly payroll journal for accuracy; updating salary requirements, related information and forms as necessary, review and reconcile Paychex reports to ensure amounts for payroll, taxes and benefits are properly calculated.

· Process all weekly, quarterly and year end reports. Prepare and/or review quarterly and annual payroll taxes, unemployment and disability filings.

· Ensure all employment and payroll laws are administered.

Compensation and Benefit:

· Administer FMLA, Worker’s compensation and NYS Disability, ensuring timely reporting and accuracy.

· Administer all benefit plans, including supplemental plans.

· Collect all required forms and documents for benefits administration, including Taft’s life insurance benefit. Ensure notification to all staff when eligible.

· Administer COBRA benefits. Notify broker when an employee becomes eligible for COBRA. Track COBRA enrollments and payments.

· Analyze benefit options and cost alternatives, recommend modifications and implement approved benefit modifications.

· Work with insurance broker and controller during open enrollment. Review current benefits and look at cost alternatives.

· Administer all processes needed for Open Enrollment with staff and ensure all staff has been notified and have the opportunity to make changes and enroll in benefits.

· Review all invoices charged to Taft or collected on behalf of employees related to benefits administration.

· Manage worker’s compensation. Provide statistics and work with team members to target areas where safety training is necessary.

· Participate in Safety Committee.

· Develop worker’s comp supervisory training. Ensure up-to-date postings of OSHA posters (Emergency Exit Procedures, Form 300 Work Related Injuries

· Maintain record keeping requirements (Form 200)

· Investigate accidents and assist in determining if/where safety programs may be needed.

· Develop workplace safety incentive programs.

Occupational Health and Safety:

· Ensure up-to-date postings of OSHA posters (Emergency Exit Procedures, Form 300 Work Related Injuries

· Maintain record keeping requirements (OSHA Form 300)

· Investigate accidents and assist in determining if/where safety programs may be needed.

· Provide training where necessary.

· Develop workplace safety incentive programs.



Education: Bachelor's Degree (four year college or university) preferred.

Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience across all HR disciplines. Experience working in a diverse workforce.

Computer Skills

Processing weekly payroll experience preferred. Experience working with payroll related software required. Basic computer skills, including email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

Certificates & Licenses

PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certification Preferred.

Other Requirements

· Communicate effectively to all levels of staff.

· High level of ethical behavior.

· Flexible and ability to adapt to changing work environments.

· Communicates effectively.

· Detail oriented.

· Maintains confidentiality.

· Works in a professional manner with all levels of staff.

· Takes initiative.

· Ability to prioritize, organize and plan.

· Act as liaison between Taft and appropriate brokers and vendors relating to payroll and benefits. Keep abreast of regulatory requirements.

Director of Human Resources
2020-05-12 00:00:00

Company Description:

Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, Horizon Bradco is an essential business, providing best-in-class service and equipment solutions throughout the east coast. We have a team of nearly 300 employees, pursuing aggressive growth.  Our four facilities are strategically located, allowing us to provide the necessary infrastructure to best serve our customers, by way of supporting our employees.

Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Location: Schenectady, NY

Job Description:

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for establishing and driving strategic Human Resources initiatives that reflect the company’s mission, vision and core values while enhancing organizational culture.  Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will partner with senior leadership, management and outside business partners to lead initiatives in attracting and retaining top talent. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and attracting a diverse and highly qualified candidate pool for a variety of positions including skilled labor, administrative and management.
  • Building / enhancing the employment brand.
  • Leading on-boarding initiatives.
  • Facilitating on-boarding.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and multi-state labor regulations.
  • Selecting, developing, designing and administrating benefit plans in conjunction with broker.
  • Partnering with leadership and management on implementation and execution of initiatives pertaining to training, safety, performance evaluations, compensation reviews, performance management, progressive discipline and job description development.
  • Developing strong employee relations initiatives to service a remote workforce.
  • Ensuring consistency in Human Resources practices across 3 unique divisions and widespread geographic locales.
  • Leading and coordinating collective bargaining and labor relations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Human Resources experience at the Manager / Director level. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Current PHR/SHRM-CP or SPHR/SHRM-SCP Certification.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to drive positive cultural change.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state labor regulations.
  • Previous experience with talent acquisition.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7-10+ year of Human Resources experience at the Manager/Director level.
  • Previous experience as the senior HR leader in an organization.
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Previous experience with recruitment in the skilled trades.
  • Previous experience in collective bargaining negotiations.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Travel: Limited (Approximately 20%) out of town and/or overnight travel to other company facilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida.

Supervisory Duties: Direct supervision of part-time HR Assistant.  Dotted line supervision of full-time HR personnel located in Florida.

Compensation and How to Apply: Horizon Bradco offers an attractive and competitive compensation package. Excellent base salary commensurate with experience plus participation in company bonus plan. A full benefit package is available including medical/Rx, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, supplemental employee paid life insurance and disability plans. A 401k retirement plan with a generous and 100% vested company match is available at hire.

Qualified parties should submit a résumé that includes an email address and phone number to this ZipRecruiter posting and fully answer all screening questions:

Due to the high volume of submissions, only those who meet our qualifications will be contacted.


No third-party recruiters or placement agencies please. No phone calls please.

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