Executive Director of Human Resources

Rockland Community College   Suffern, NY   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on January 20, 2023
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Executive Director of Human Resources 


The Executive Director of Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource and Payroll departments, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of Rockland Community College’s mission and talent strategy.


The Executive Director of Human Resources is a key management position with supervisory level responsibilities for the development and execution of College-wide policies and procedures for personnel administration, Human Resource development and all Payroll functions of the College. The Executive Director of Human Resources will work closely and collaboratively with the Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, College legal counsels, as well as all members of the College community, and future employees.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall leadership and guidance to the Human Resource and Payroll functions by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and
  • Sets Human Resources and Payroll team objectives and ensures they are aligned with department priorities and the

College’s strategic goals and mission.

  • Develops and oversees the annual budget process for the Human Resources and Payroll units of the
  • Oversees hiring activities to recruit qualified candidates, including onboarding and ensuring appropriate Ensures that hiring and employee-related policies are inclusive and promote diversity.
  • Establishes procedures for and oversees the hiring process including wage offers, criminal background check, Board approval, receipt of official transcript, I-9 completion, and other
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates staff within the Human Resources and Payroll units and ensures the timely completion of all requisite
  • Develops compensation and classification plans and fringe benefit administration for current and proposed positions at the College.
  • Ensures job descriptions for all positions are up to date and necessary County and/or SUNY approvals have been
  • Recommends, establishes, and updates college employment policies and ensures they are in accordance with applicable Rockland County, New York State, and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Evaluates procedures and technology solutions to improve Human Resources and Payroll data
  • Advises, supports, and provides training to department managers and team members on sensitive personnel issues such as coaching, counseling, restructuring, terminations, transfers, promotions, and other personnel management
  • Serves as liaison between the College and the Rockland County Office of Personnel regarding the employment of Civil

Service employees and Benefits programs.

  • Administers collective bargaining agreements, leads negotiations, responds to and settles grievances, and represents the College during arbitrations and other labor relations
  • Works with department managers and college staff to develop staffing plans for the College that are consistent with

the College’s goals and objectives.

  • Manages and provides support for the organizational performance review process including performance
  • Ensures strict self-adherence and commitment to confidentiality and professionalism and for the staff within the
  • Participates in Collegewide committees and
  • Performs other related duties as may be required or



An earned bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field; and eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible Human Resources leadership experience; demonstrated experience in a unionized environment in educational or public sector; demonstrated experience in collective bargaining and contract administration.



An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution in Human Resource Management, Business Administration Management or related field; five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience related to Human Resources in a unionized environment in educational or public sector employment; demonstrated experience in collective bargaining, contract administration, Civil Service personnel administration, staff training and development.; familiarity with ADA, FLSA, FMLA, and other regulations as well as other Federal and State laws governing employment required.


Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience


Submit Resumes to:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=rockcc&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP   


Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.


Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed.  Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at www.naces.org to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.


Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


Rockland Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our mission demonstrates a strong public commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community.