What is Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and what is CVM Human Resources?
Cornell University, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal health, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.
As a strategic partner to the CVM leadership team. CVM HR prides itself on its team-oriented, customer-focused approach to delivering unparalleled support to the staff, faculty, house officers, and UAW employees that make up CVM. With such a dynamic employee base to support, the HR team is continuously evolving its approach to ensure they are following the latest and most innovative HR best practices. This is a full-service HR shop where your standard HR facets are managed - employee relations, performance management, recruiting, retention, policy interpretation with an added focus on ensuring these HR components fuel CVM's critical initiatives of enhanced climate and engagement, team building and professional development.
What you will do:
As a HR Generalist, you collaborate with all levels of our workforce on the major functional areas of human resources, with a specific focus achieving strategic human resource project goals, HR analytics, and HR consulting by leveraging technology combined with deep industry knowledge. You will be a critical member of the HR team and work in close collaboration with the HR Director. If this sounds like something up your alley, keep reading because there's more!
Additionally, you will:
Identify management reports and surveys needed to facilitate data-informed financial, operational and HR decisions.Provide reports and ad-hoc queries as needed.Provide complex analysis to draw conclusions, make observations, and provide recommendations to support business decisions and inform appropriate actions.
Provide operational oversight for HR business tools used to streamline HR processes and ensure consistency and accuracy for our customers.
Coordinate Academic HR working in partnership with the Dean's suite, department leadership, managers, HR staff and the Academic HR Office on a myriad of policies and procedures related to appointment, tenure and promotion.
You will provide consultation strategies designed to assist with front-line HR activities for a small academic department, in addition to talent acquisition, onboarding and retention strategies, incorporating HR Analytics to identify relevant employment trends in veterinary or biomedical research, compensation analysis and policy development.
Lastly, this is a big job but you won't have to go it alone! You will partner and collaborate with the HR Director, College and University HR leadership, Counsels Office and the Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations on particularly complex matters.
What you will be:
You will use your growth mindset to engage as a reliable, forward thinking HR professional who thrives on seeing employees and leaders succeed in a complex academic and enterprise driven organization. You will be the type of person who sees a complex situation as an opportunity to grow rather than an impossible challenge. Ideally, you will have spent time working in a fast paced, high energy, dynamic environment where you gained extensive HR or related experience.
Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's degree in ILR/Human Resources (or related field) with 3-5 years of proven progressively responsible experience as a human resource professional or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Demonstrate the ability to counsel and advice on a broad array of HR related matters at all levels of an organization including, utilizing HR Analytics to guide informed management decisions or policy development.
Must proactively respond to the daily work in progress while simultaneously moving along critical projects, demonstrating agility and flexibility given shifting and competing priorities
If you have ever worked in HR before you know that competing priorities are a daily occurrence. You will have the ability to skillfully prioritize issues while providing fanatical customer service.
Demonstrated ability to leverage technology to inform high level decision-making.
Lastly, it goes without saying that communication skills are paramount. You will be working with all different levels of the organization and should enjoy explaining complex HR concepts to both technical and non-technical people.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Master's Degree in HR or other relevant advanced degree.
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credentials or ability to obtain certification within 1 year.
Ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize lengthy and complex policies.
Attention to detail, analysis and application of academic policies and UAW contracts.
Experience or background working in higher education.
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HR Generalist III
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