Executive Director, HR Client Services
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1606- CHR CU Human Resources



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Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the University's Vice President for Human Resources and serving as a member of the VP's senior leadership team, the Executive Director leads the HR function at Morningside in the areas of leadership development, organizational design, recruitment, and employee relations and, in addition, addresses the specific needs in compensation and benefits of Morningside employees and their particular roles in advancing the University's education and research mission. The ED plays a leadership role in all areas of HR governance affecting the recruitment, development, and performance of employees at Columbia. Stakeholders - Academic and Administrative leadership - Faculty, staff, and research employees - Senior managers across Morningside's administrative functions - Business managers and departmental administrators Responsibilities: The specific responsibilities established for this position are to: - Develop and drive forward the agenda of leadership development and talent management through the client managers and out to their respective schools and departments. This effort will involve the identification of high-potential employees, talent assessment, facilitation of the overall calendar, and will work very closely with the Learning & Development team for support with tools, training, and overall design. - Support Morningside's mission in education and research by providing effective human resources programs and services by working in conjunction with a combination of generalists and functional specialists and, in addition, through the human-resources staff embedded throughout the campus. - Lead, manage, and develop a team of experienced HR Generalists to act as expert advisors to business, administrative, and academic units and deliver value to a wide range of client organizations through Employee Relations consulting, coaching, creative problem solving, business understanding, and proactive interventions. - Provide organizational design, change-management, and other HR services that respond to business needs and priorities through the application of human resource best practices resulting in effective teams and organization structures. - Develop innovative and cost-effective HR processes and programs that are focused on recruiting the best employees and encourage the retention and development of the best staff talent. - Create customer-service and communication capabilities that disseminate programmatic information in a timely, consistent, and user-friendly way. - Play a leadership role in extending the University's commitment to a fair-employment environment where diversity and respect for others are core values and where prospective and current employees may pursue competitive, rewarding professional employment opportunities. - Fully utilize technology and efficient and effective business practices in the design and delivery of service.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree and at least 10 to 15 years of proven successful experience in human resources management in generalist areas such as employee relations, training, organizational development, and change management, including at least 5 years of direct management experience are required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills along with the attributes necessary to lead a motivated, high-performing staff. S/he will demonstrate the ability to interact comfortably with a wide range of constituents and to establish relationships with employees at all levels and will be both a team builder and an advocate for employees and for the HR organization. Specifically, the Executive Director will demonstrate the following attributes: 1. Experience accomplishing significant transformation in Human Resources within a large, complex organization and a track record of success in impacting major business turnaround strategically across operating units. 2. Significant experience with creating, implementing and directing leadership development and succession planning processes and programs to support the identification and development of high-potential/future leaders. 3. The ability to understand and adapt to a world-class academic environment and the relationship between a central business function and the teaching and research and missions of the university carried out by the divisions. 4. Significant experience and success working in a large, complex, decentralized organization with diverse employee populations is required.

Preferred Qualifications

An advanced degree in a field relevant to managing human resources or a combination of undergraduate degree and experience is preferred.

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