• Assistant Director, Human Resources

    Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/9/2018 2:33 PM)
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Human Resources
  • Overview


    Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.




    In partnership with Executive Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist/Assistant Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive training designed to encourage growth and ongoing education to employees and supervisors. In addition, successful candidate will not only provide generalist support to the Manhattan campus but also provide support globally to our campuses located in China, Abu Dhabi and Vancouver.

    HR Representative for Manhattan campus:  

    • Act as the primary contact for the NYIT Manhattan campus
    • Provide HR support for all matters related to the campus such as assist with employee relations issues, conduct investigations, coach and counsel managers.
    • Handle all HR related employee inquiries
    • Handle new hire paperwork for Manhattan hires when needed.

    Training & Professional Development:

    • Formulate employee training policies, programs and schedules, based on training needs.
    • Make recommendations to meet those needs utilizing internal or external resources.
    • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to support continual improvement.
    • Research and coordinate creative training programs such as web-based, classroom, instructional, campus speakers and workshops that are in line with the goals of the institution.
    • Actively participate in institutional committees and projects that will further develop the Human Resources department.
    • Collaborate with institution leaders to ensure all new hires attend a robust new hire orientation and training sessions.
    • Conduct training sessions and facilitate groups/meetings when needed such as coordinating Autism Awareness training, TIAA one-on-one workshops, conducting I-9 training, timesheet training, workplace conduct etc.
    • Conduct needs analysis to determine new needs
    • Manage the Professional Development Program (PDP) and support management throughout the year in ongoing employee development.  
    • Train managers and employees how to set SMART goals and get the best results from the PDP process.
    • Develop programs for enhancing manager’s ability to counsel and correct employee performance before performance issues arise.
    • Work with leadership to utilize the PDP process fully including analysis of PDP’s. Create a long-term plan to move towards a "pay-for-performance" increase process for non-union employees.

    HR Communications:

    • Creates and manages communications from HR to the NYIT community.
    • Develops content for various HR/Workforce Communications including: website information, employee handbook (updates/modifications), New Hire portal, publications, employee intranet modifications/enhancements/updates, signage/bulletin boards/newsletters, and other channels to ensure employees have knowledge of general HR information and training events.
    • Act as the Point of Contact (POC) for HR with Communications and Marketing division to ensure Human Resources information is appropriately disseminated, and HR is well presented while adhering to branding and design guidelines.


    Global HR: Vancouver, Abu Dhabi & China:

    • Point of contact between global campuses and other areas of NYIT in HR matters. Working closely with the Executive Director of HR, support leadership and campus Dean with the expansion of the Vancouver campus and provide support to Academic Affairs with 2-3 year process for Abu Dhabi & China teach-out.
    • Directly provide, or coordinate the efforts of others to provide, all types of HR support such as: contract changes, employee layoffs, employee relations issues, medical benefits issues, workforce "position control" reporting, policies/procedures, home leave, repatriation, end-of-service and other legally mandated benefits.
    • In conjunction with HR Coordinator, create, maintain and distribute global employment contracts for existing and new faculty in Vancouver, and the influx of new adjuncts needed to maintain our programs in China and Abu Dhabi for the next few years.
    • In conjunction with external legal support and partner resources, responsible for the acquisition and renewal of appropriate visa/immigration documents for Full Time and adjunct global employees.
    • Create new models for providing unconventional support (benefits, housing, etc.) for the short-term "Full Time" adjuncts needed in China for the next 2-3 years.



    • Exceptional organizational, communication, written, oral and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work in a team capacity.
    • Ability to work with and communicate ideas to leadership.
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.




    Required Education and Experience


    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial organizational psychology or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. HRCI/SHRM certification a plus, global certification highly preferred.
    • 3 years Human Resources experience
    • Experience working in Training or Organization Development required; ability to identify training needs and create appropriate methods to address these gaps.      
    • Prior experience working in with a global workforce highly preferred.
    • Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Visio, SmartDraw or other organizational chart programs.
    • Self-starter must be able to handle ambiguity, and develop long-term plans while also managing technical details.


    This position is based at NYIT Manhattan Campus located by Columbus Circle, NY.


    EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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