CUNY Human Resources Coordinator in New York, New York


The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) at the City University of New York (CUNY) is responsible for developing the University’s human resources guidelines, standards, rules, and regulations. It enforces federal, state, and local employment laws and University mandates, as well as ensures compliance with the Board of Trustees’ policies and procedures regarding employment, including affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. OHRM administers employee benefits and professional development programs for University staff and oversees the administration of Civil Service examinations. Central Human Resources Office (COHR) is an integral part of OHRM and it provides HR services to University employees working at various locations across New York City and Albany, NY.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Coordinator performs comprehensive human resources duties and may be assigned to specialize in human resources functions related to timekeeping/leave management and recruitment, based upon current department needs.

The coordinator will also perform duties in all HR Functions including, payroll, on-boarding, talent management/recruitment, and benefits. The HR Coordinator is a front-line contact person for HR information, assistance, and problem resolution. The ideal candidate will be a capable intermediary for employees, co-workers, and internal and external stakeholders to triage issues from beginning to end, ensuring smooth coordination, follow-up, and timely workflows of accurate information and transactions. The coordinator informs employees about HR concerns based upon written policies, regulations, contract provisions (i.e. Collective Bargaining Agreements), tracking longevity and service increments, and established procedures and/or precedents; and proactively identifies and escalates urgent issues and exceptional problems to senior staff for resolution assistance.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the review and streamlining of departmental processes.

  • Conducts new hire on-boarding and benefits orientations.

  • Processes employee changes in various HRIS, payroll, benefits, and retirement plan systems, and serves as a liaison to the carriers and university offices.

  • Confirms employment eligibility using E-Verify system, monitors the expiration of I-9 documents, and processes and tracks tuition waiver applications and background checks.

  • Coordinates mandated filings, reports, and submissions to various regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission on Public Ethics, etc.).

  • Participates in recruitment and training activities.

  • Assists with initiative, project, and/or event planning, management; and execution.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of human resources experience in a large organization.

  • Knowledge of CUNY preferred.

  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

  • Computer proficiency using PeopleSoft based benefits, payroll, and recruiting systems plus standard Microsoft Office applications.

  • Detail-oriented and accurate with strong analytical, evaluative, and research skills.

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to prioritize work, manage multiple priorities; and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive office.

  • Strong work ethic and character with a high degree of personal integrity to work with the utmost discretion, maintain confidentiality and safeguard employee information, and handle documents with sensitivity and discretion.

  • Professional poise, courteous demeanor, flexibility, and composure under pressure.

  • Customer focused with ability to interact and work cooperatively and collaboratively on a team to help diverse internal and external constituency.


Provides information and services to the College community to support the Human Resources function.

  • Prepares and executes various personnel transactions involving employee recordkeeping, processing of new hires, pay administration, and recruiting

  • Maintains an understanding of policies, procedures, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements relevant to human resources

  • Organizes and processes employee information; develops and maintains reports and queries; assures data accuracy and completeness

  • Responds to requests for information; troubleshoots issues, follows up and responds to employee inquiries

  • Assists HR managers with employee communications of all kinds; may prepare materials, conduct orientation sessions, or update web pages

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: HR Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




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.


For full consideration, submit a focused cover letter and résumé addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is: Page=HRSCEJOB_DTL&Action;=A&JobOpeningId;=19526&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


October 31, 2018


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: Human Resources Coordinator

Job ID: 19526

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular