Cornell has retained Valletta Ritson & Company, a national executive search firm to assist in this search. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and current resume/curriculum vitae c/o Hans Dalmolen, Managing Partner,Valletta Ritson & Company to CornellAAD@vallettaritson.com. Do not apply online through the Careers at Cornell website for this position.
The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development seeks a strategic thinking, innovative, agile, collaborative human resources professional who thrives on putting strategy into action to serve as its next Director of Human Resources and Talent Management.
The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) is at the forefront of fundraising, engaging and building lifelong relationships with Cornell's exceptional alumni, parents, and friends. AAD is comprised of approximately 360 staff members within the central division and 17 college and unit AAD staff. This dynamic, innovative team is the face of a nationally renowned program that embraces an unwavering commitment to donor-centric fundraising to help fuel the university's mission of Learning, Discovery and Engagement.
Join us and work with a progressive leadership team as part of an ambitious division who view staff as our greatest asset as we work in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow!
What you will do:
As the Director of Human Resources and Talent Management, you will leverage your deep HR knowledge to effectively collaborate with AAD's division leadership to develop talent strategies that support the mission of Cornell University. This role has a direct impact on the overall success of the organization by identifying and responding to human capital opportunities through analysis, problem solving, and presentation of well-informed and relevant solutions.
You will plan and implement an integrated approach to developing and advancing a highly skilled, connected and agile workforce, focused on the achievement of Cornell's strategic priorities and future opportunities. This will be achieved by leading and empowering our employees in the areas of talent development, training and professional development, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, recruitment, retention, compensation, job design, performance management, and employee engagement.
You will be a trusted advisor to AAD leaders, who is capable of developing effective relationships throughout the organization, and who will not hesitate to roll up your sleeves to get things done! You will also lead and develop a team of HR professionals, working along-side them to accomplish the day-to-day priorities and strategic goals of the unit.
This role features a dual reporting relationship to the Associate Vice President of Operations for AAD and the Associate Vice President for HR for Cornell University. It is the best of both worlds, you will work strategically and day-to-day with our AVP in AAD while engaging with the broader HR community across Cornell and receiving complementary support from Central HR.
What we need:
You will be a leader has spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges, leading change, and putting strategy into action. Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or relevant discipline with 7 to 10 years related progressive HR experience, or equivalent combination.
Proven success with human resources management skills, including experience in employee relations, compensation, recruitment, dispute resolution, organizational development, operational management, and program/project management.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills with a teamwork philosophy.
Demonstrated ability to advance organizational change and development, considering diversity, inclusion and climate.
Master's degree in Human Resources management or a related field.
Experience in an HR leadership capacity within a philanthropic organization.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays, including an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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