Position Type: Professional Location: Brockport Division/Equivalent: School/Unit: Categories:
Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist
The College at Brockport
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist. The Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of a diversity-focused strategic recruitment program. As a member of the Human Resources (HR) Recruitment team, manages and oversees the full life cycle recruitment process including development of job descriptions, position advertisements, sourcing, screening and training search committee members. Advises departments on HR policies and procedures and federal and state regulations regarding recruitment and hiring.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of HR/Affirmative Action Officer (AAO), this position is responsible for developing and managing a wide variety of initiatives in support of the College's diversity efforts.
Develops all aspects of the strategic diversity recruitment initiative, to include: developing sourcing strategies; identifying advertising venues; assisting with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the College; managing referrals; ensuring Affirmative Action (AA)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance; and interpreting Department of Labor, SUNY and other regulatory agencies policies and procedures.
Works closely with the Affirmative Action Office and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to enhance diversity recruitment efforts and programs.
Partners with the Recruitment and Retention Specialist and the Affirmative Action Officer where underrepresentation and placement goals exists, to coordinate the development of a strategic diversity recruitment plan.
Utilizes broad market knowledge to creatively source candidates in order to build, manage and maintain a pipeline of qualified and diverse talent.
Reviews applicants proposed for interviews comparing credentials with established criteria and assessing the applicant pool in terms of AA goals. Where there is underrepresentation and placement goals exist, consults with the AAO to review applicants in the pool.
Remains current on diversity recruiting trends. Recommends solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the recruiting life cycle.
Adheres to OFCCP and AA/EEO regulations and established SUNY policies and procedures to ensure the College builds a diverse, representative workforce.
Conducts training for hiring managers and search committees.
Identifies recruiting opportunities by researching new sources for talent, cultivating relationships with internal talent as well as external industry professionals, and networking with other universities and non-profit organizations.
Utilizes various recruitment sourcing strategies such as social media, e-recruiting, online databases, employee referrals, networks, attending conferences and events, etc.
Develops and implements diversity recruitment plans and metrics for measuring the plan's effectiveness.
Determines the appropriateness of introducing diversity initiatives and, in conjunction with College leadership, considers the unique needs of each organizational department or office.
Works with hiring managers to develop strategic recruitment plans. Assists hiring managers with the identification of strategies for targeting diverse audiences or additional sources. Provides a high level of customer service in consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment and staffing issues, policies, and processes.
Provides reporting on key sourcing and recruiting metrics by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends for continuous improvement.
Ensures diversity/work life and inclusion topics are a part of routine HR communications and training.
Serves on search committees.
Travels overnight to attend career fairs, professional conferences and other diversity recruitment related events.
Works collaboratively with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, HR and other campus partners to support and foster the socialization and engagement of new employees, with particular focus on the first year experience.
Works within the HR team to assist with employee onboarding initiatives including orientation, socialization and mentoring programs.
Communicates and distributes Brockport Cultural Resource Guides, and utilizes of Office of Diversity Online Cultural Toolkits as cultural community engagement resources.
Collects institutional data (Institutional Research) annually to benchmark measures of progress/regress of diversity metrics reflected among faculty and staff populations.
Works collaboratively with the Office of HR and Academic Affairs to establish and implement a Faculty/Staff Mentor Program by pairing experienced faculty/staff with new hire employees and by providing guidance, feedback and modeling of best practice behaviors for respective positions.
Collects six (6) month and one (1) year follow-up surveys to employees hired within 1st year annual cohort timeline, collecting feedback on institutional experience and improvement strategies at each benchmark.
Prepares monthly recruitment and ad-hoc metric reports, as necessary.
Provides reporting on key sourcing and recruiting metrics by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends for continuous improvement.
Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Serves as a member of the College's ATS team.
Facilitates any changes/modifications required to ensure accurate and efficient operation of the functionality.
Engages in appropriate professional development programs to remain current in the field and to be able to advise employees accurately.
Conducts exit and stay interviews.
Works with highly confidential and sensitive information. Must ensure employee privacy and confidentiality is maintained to the extent possible.
Works collaboratively with the Office of the President, the Academic Affairs Division, and the Office of HR for the attainment of strategies listed within the College at Brockport Faculty/Staff Diversity Recruitment & Retention Plan.
Serves on various committees as needed.
Attends a minimum of two college-wide events per academic year.
Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Prior recruitment experience.
Knowledge of diversity initiatives obtained through academic coursework or professional work experience.
Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations.
Ability to travel overnight to attend career fairs, professional conferences and other diversity recruitment related events.
Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem solving skills
Effective interpersonal skills to work with applicants, faculty, staff, and students.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power point.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and work collaboratively as part of a team.
Strong presentation and oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality and proven record of personal integrity.
Master's Degree in Human Resources or a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Experience with applicant tracking systems (ATS).
Experience with Department of Labor rules, laws, and procedures or human resources experience in the public sector and/or higher education.
The department is home to the Offices of Affirmative Action, Human Resources, and Payroll. Our team of 17 staff is dedicated and works collaboratively and collegially across offices to support the recruitment, retention and engagement of the College's workforce. We are committed to ethical and professional behavior and strive to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees to contribute to their well-being.
The College and Region
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.
The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurances, retirement and generous paid time off.
Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu and submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone number of three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
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We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.