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Director of Human Resources
2019-09-10 21:22:49

Director of Human Resources


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute:

Employment is with the Research Foundation for The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The Research Foundation manages SUNY's research portfolio, providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty, students and staff performing research in areas including life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; arts and humanities; and computer and information sciences.

The Research Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is an employer separate from both SUNY and the State of New York, and offers comparable compensation and benefit plans. The Research Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description:
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Director of Human Resource's primary focus is to manage the administration, compliance and oversight in the area of SUNY Poly employee relations, payroll administration, benefits, RF transaction form processing, salary planning, immigration, performance and personnel management.

Duties include but may not be limited to:
Managing all aspects of the Progressive Discipline Process for SUNY Poly employees at all SUNY Poly locations which includes coaching and counseling managers on the disciplinary processes relative to verbal/written warnings and Performance Improvement Plans including the types of documentation required, acting as mediator when meeting with managers and employees; conducting investigations, conducting and participating in interrogations, initiating responses for recommended employment actions and conducting terminations of employment;  review of all payroll transaction form processing, managing the salary planning process to include ATB's, discretionary salary increases, developing spreadsheets; setting up internal controls for all reporting areas, supervise HR Associate responsible for administering the RF student appointment process and personnel management; manage exit process, manage payroll administration and its related functions including supervision of Assistant Director of Payroll; manage benefits administration and its related functions relative to day-to-day benefits processing, leave administration and supervision of Benefits Administrator; manage VISA and Immigration process for  employees and visiting researchers/scholars, export controls process, manage performance program and evaluation process, supervise one Senior Administrative Assistant to include managing workload, scheduling, etc.; assists in administration of all RF SUNY Poly HR activities providing guidance to the HR staff in their individual areas of specialization to include recruitment and other HR related activities  such as responding to unemployment insurance claims, reviewing legal agreements, review and sign employment offer letters, RF audits, independent contractor review, I-9, E-Verify compliance, conflict of Interest, etc. Overall, this position must maintain current knowledge of industry and legal trends that affect human resources and train managers in regards to employee relations, payroll and personnel matters.  Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field from college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.  A minimum of seven years progressively responsible human resources and supervisory experience; demonstrated knowledge of personnel administration; demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel and communication skills. Must be able to exercise diplomacy and discretion in interactions.  Must be able to prepare a large amount of typed documentation daily.

Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.  This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:
SHRM Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) or (SPHR); experience in a research-intensive university environment.

Additional Information:
Research Foundation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY Polytechnic Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, gender identification or expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, status as a domestic violence victim, criminal conviction, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Please feel free to review your equal employment opportunities protections and laws pertaining to these protections at

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 disclosures regarding the College's current campus security policies. The SUNY Polytechnic Institute Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link:

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 at (518) 474-6988 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three letters of reference, letter of application, along with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-437-8686.

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Human Resources Generalist
2019-09-04 16:01:52

Human Resources Generalist: The HR Generalist will function as the primary HR Representative for his/her designated departments; performing all generalist duties in the areas of recruitment, orientation, benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management, training and development, and policy and legal compliance.  As a member of the Human Resources team, the Human Resources Generalist collaborates with CRH leaders to enhance work relationships throughout all levels of the organization.  The Human Resources Generalist will report to the Manager, Human Resources and update the Vice President, Non Clinical Operations on related matters, as necessary. Associate's Degree in Human Resources or related field, required. Three years of progressive Human Resources experience, required. Previous healthcare experience, strongly preferred. HR certification, preferred.

Do you want to be recognized for the difference you make? Cobleskill Regional Hospital (CRH) has a team of nearly 300 dedicated and skilled professionals who do their best to make sure that our patients get the best of care. This is a place where our team makes a difference each and every day. Cobleskill Regional Hospital is truly the best of both worlds for patients and staff alike.  Bassett Healthcare Network is nationally recognized, and our affiliation contributes to our ability to remain a strong, local hospital. Our community is also a great place to live and work - with good schools, affordable housing, and friendly neighbors.  We offer all the best of small-town America, yet we are still within the Capital District.  It's just a short trip to the malls - and it's a commute without traffic jams.

HR Benefits Manager
2019-08-29 19:11:36

The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation and achievement to the people we support.

For 75 years, we have been one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. Many of the innovative programs and vital services that we offer are not available elsewhere.

The HR department at The Center supports all 2500+ employees and the programs where they work.  We have a team of over 20 HR professionals based at our offices at 314 South Manning Blvd in Albany.

We are searching for a HR Benefits Manager to join our HR department. 

The primary duties include providing customer service, direction and oversight to the Center’s Benefits department.  You will play a central role in serving the employees at the Center by ensuring benefits-related processes run smoothly and efficiently. 

Responsibilities include: Applying a deep understanding of benefits operations and planning, policies, procedures, programs, vendors, etc. to achieve the Center’s objectives and meet employee’s needs. Manage and direct the Benefits department in serving employees and developing and maintaining Health, Dental, retirement and all other voluntary benefits plans. This will also include leading benefits informational meetings, fielding employee questions, leading departmental projects, and developing and presenting reports. We have rich benefits for our staff and the person in this role helps ensure our employees are aware and take advantage of those benefits.


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Accounting or Business related field

Minimum of 5 year Benefits Administration experience

Organization, attention to detail and top notch people-skills are needed for this position

CEBS preferred

At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices.

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