CUNY Executive Director for Human Resources in New York, New York



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City. John Jay is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice and committed to the advancement of justice and just societies around the world. John Jay is an Hispanic-serving institution; it is ranked third in the nation in black student success and is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

Founded in 1964, John Jay College is known for preparing its 15,000 students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens. A public liberal arts institution offering bachelors and master’s degrees and participating in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the College offers traditional criminal justice-related programs and a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs. These highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students can choose from 31 majors, 13 master's degree programs, and two doctoral programs. John Jay College seeks faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Executive Director for Human Resources reports to the AVP for Administration and has responsibility for overseeing the College's human resources functions in accordance with policies, procedures, and practices of the College and University and in compliance with all applicable laws. Areas of primary focus include benefits, compensation, payroll, time and leave administration and human resources information systems.

The Executive Director of Human Resources will provide leadership in helping the College meet strategic priorities, enhance organizational effectiveness, improve client services, improve procedures and service outcomes by infusing technology into HR business practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, leading and mentoring HR staff, while promoting the Office as a model of professional competency and innovation

  • Maintaining current knowledge of and interpreting, implementing and complying with federal, state, and local laws that affect the HR functions of the College, including mandatory training requirements.

  • Overseeing assigned operations and administration of human resources functions.

  • Overseeing the enforcement of the College and University policies, rules and regulations and contractual agreements.

  • Conducting research relevant to human resources forecasting and staffing on both a short-range and long-range basis.

  • Directing the periodic review, revision and general maintenance of position classifications, salary grades, and salary ranges; coordinating development and maintenance of job descriptions.

  • Planning professional development programs to improve utilization of staff resources and to provide a climate of professional growth for all employees (non-faculty).

  • Advising supervisors, employees and employee representatives regarding personnel and payroll management policies, employee morale issues, individual performance issues and recommending appropriate course of action.

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining, employee self service programs particularly as it related to Benefits Administration through the use of available technology and appropriate FAQ database.

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining an electronic system to process HR transactions.

  • Evaluating the Civil Service automated transaction tool and plan upgrades, and implement additional transactions.

  • Preparing and managing the annual College Assistant budget for the Office of Human Resources.

  • Supporting the College's employee engagement and recognition programs.

  • Preparing e-reports and providing data analysis on critical HR functions using available technology.

  • Serving on all appropriate committees.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.


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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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Review of resumes to begin January 22, 2019 Posting closes on January 30, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


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Job Title: Executive Director for Human Resources

Job ID: 19997

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular