CUNY HR Director - Classified Staff Services (Office of Faculty and Staff Relations) in Brooklyn, New York


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. Located in the Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn, we are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For over five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. City Tech employs approximately 1,000 full-time faculty and staff, and over 900 part-time faculty.

The Office of Faculty and Staff Relations (OFSR) is responsible for human resources management for the campus. We are seeking a Human Resources Director who will oversee OFSR’s Classified Staff Services, and serve as a hands-on leader while managing various personnel functions for the College.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Faculty and Staff Relations/Labor Designee, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide oversight for all Classified Staff matters, including recruitment, appointment, separation actions, promotion, and performance management.

  • Handle all hiring and related actions for classified managerial, skilled trades, and blue and white collar staff, including attendance at hiring pools and provisional recruitment, in accordance with civil service rules and regulations, and labor contract provisions.

  • Manage, motivate, and provide active support to the OFSR Classified Staff Services team to develop full potential and talent, and to ensure continuity of efficient service delivery.

  • Promote and foster teamwork, open communication, and collaboration within the extended OFSR team.

  • Oversee time and leave area, including ensuring compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance.

  • Hear classified staff grievances at the Step I level and represent the college at Step II and external tribunals.

  • Conduct investigations on classified staff discipline matters, and prepare and present cases in accordance with contractual labor agreements.

  • Serve as the College’s co-liaison to the University’s Office of Human Resources Management, and CUNY’s Recruitment Network.

  • Cultivate positive interactions and relations with University partners and other external stakeholders, including employee unions.

  • Advise and guide managerial and executive staff on personnel-related matters, and provide quality customer service to all that engage with OFSR.

  • Member on various College committees, including HEO Screening Committee also serving as Secretary; and WVAT.

  • Perform ongoing review of current personnel policies and procedures, as well as the OFSR webpages, and develop and recommend improvements to support OFSR objectives.

  • Management and active engagement in planning and participation for college’s employee recognition programs, OFSR newsletter, and other employee relations activities.

  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality in sensitive matters, and act with integrity.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.


  • Advanced degree in Human Resources Management or related field.

  • Human Resources experience in higher education

  • Knowledge of regulatory and contractual matters governing Human Resources and Labor Relations

  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse population

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Certifications in Human Resources from SHRM or HRCI


Collaborates with campus or unit management to provide human resources leadership and to support related operations.

  • Directs human resources processes such as employment, benefits administration, recruitment and performance management

  • Manages staff responsible for providing employee services in the Human Resources office

  • Works with senior management in Human Resources, Labor Relations, and other areas to plan Human Resources strategies and programs; develops new Human Resources tools and programs to support management goals

  • Interprets regulations and policies of all kinds related to Human Resources, and advises senior executives and managers; reviews policies and procedures for improvement, and develops revisions

  • Ensures the integrity of Human Resources data, systems, records, and files

  • Independently researches sensitive Human Resources issues and assists executive management in their responses

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: HR Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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For consideration, candidates must attach a resume AND cover letter.


Candidate considerations until position filled. Review of resumes to begin January 17, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: HR Director - Classified Staff Services (Office of Faculty and Staff Relations)

Job ID: 19968

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular