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Human Resources Administrator
Albany, NY
Posted Apr 05, 2013 by The Research Foundation For SUNY
Category: Human Resources


The Research Foundation For SUNY

Human Resources Administrator

Category: Human Resources
Department: Operations
Locations: Albany, NY
Posted: Apr 05, '13
Type: Full-time

About The Research Foundation for SUNY:
Founded in 1951, the RF exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York state’s innovation economy.

The RF supports nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information sciences.

The Research Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that promoting a diverse, inclusive working environment enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes each individual's full potential and fuels innovation.

Visit www.rfsuny.org and connect with the RF on Facebook. Learn about the Power of SUNY at www.suny.edu.

Job Description:

Requires a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years progressively responsible relevant experience in Human Resources. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills. Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office. Strong attention to detail. The incumbent must possess a high level of confidentiality, proficiency and accuracy in all duties. Ability to prioritize workflow and complete multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately. Strong knowledge of Federal and State employment regulations. Ability to adapt to a changing environment. Strong team player willing to go above and beyond.


Consult with all levels of staff to provide outstanding HR support, including interpretation and communication of policies and procedures. Build relationships and trust to effectively gauge needs and identify issues early in the process in order to take a proactive approach to resolving problems.

Work with Senior Director of HR to administer central office employee mentoring program and other leadership development programs including supervisory training.

Work with outside vendor to develop the central office affirmative action plan. Manage applicant tracking requirements and related documentation to ensure compliance with OFCCP, and other government regulations.

Work with hiring managers on recruitment of senior level positions. Develop comprehensive sourcing plans to create diverse candidate pipeline, reduce time to fill and improve candidate quality. Educate hiring managers regarding staffing process to promote consistent candidate selection methods. Coordinate interview and selection process.

Administer the central office performance program and merit plan.

Be the point person for online applicant tracking and performance appraisal tools.

Work with HR Associate on employee on-boarding activities and orientations, and exiting activities, including cobra administration and exit interviews.

Maintain and update information for employees including, central office HR policies, procedures, guidance and forms.

Analyze data and produce reports, documents and surveys. Process payroll, review payroll reports for internal controls and ensure effective communication between HR and payroll.

Maintain employment files, personnel forms, records and notices according to Research Foundation policy and in compliance with Federal and State regulations.

Oversee the employee educational assistance program. This includes the processing of all applications, check requests for tuition payments and reimbursements, billing correspondence and records maintenance.

Oversee leave administration process for Central Office. Work with employees to administer leave of absences, disability, FMLA and workers compensation.

Advise on employee relations issues and provides coaching and counseling to staff on personnel issues as needed. Work with employee relations manager on actions impacting employment.

Supervise HR Administrative Assistant.

Provide technical support to management on staffing, statistical reports, and personnel issues.

Oversee and manage the Research Foundation Employee Assistance Program.

Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Additional Information:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please visit: http://rfsuny.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=36C0C199E3DFD37DD1A8CAD01F1F3DDB?JOBID=38708


The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.




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