Executive Director of Human Resources

Jefferson Community College   Watertown, NY   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on March 19, 2024
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Jefferson Community College
Watertown, New York

Executive Director of Human Resources

Jefferson Community College, Watertown, New York, a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is conducting a search for the Executive Director of Human Resources. The Executive Director of Human Resources provides expert consultation and direct administration of the human resource functions for the College.  Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Executive Director must be an experienced Human Resources (HR) professional, providing strategic vision, leadership, and management including oversight of the Office of Human Resources and its staff. Areas of responsibility include compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee and labor relations, collective bargaining, personnel/payroll transactions and training.  Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for institutional initiatives related to increasing and maintaining diversity within the campus community and fostering equal opportunity for faculty and staff. Management/Confidential staff are expected to advance the College's focus on student success and completion and will work closely with the College's leadership to advance the mission of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of significant experience in a leadership and managerial role in human resources and budgeting.


Master’s Degree and 7 years of significant experience in a leadership and managerial role in human resources and budgeting.

  • Labor relations experience which encompasses significant exposure to collective bargaining, contract administration, and dispute resolution.

Applicants must interact and communicate effectively with diverse populations, foster inclusion, and promote equal access and treatment for groups traditionally under-represented in higher education.

Advertised Salary:  $95,000-$110,000/yr. for well-qualified individuals. Salary is determined based upon experience and education, as well as internal equity.  The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, long term disability, generous leave policies, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, tax-deferred Compensation, NYS retirement, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers.  This is an in-person position.

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To Apply:  For additional information about the College and this posting, please visit https://www.sunyjefferson.edu, and select “Careers at Jefferson”.  You may apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.  A letter of application (cover letter), résumé, unofficial transcripts for all degrees, and contact information for three professional references are required.  Review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, completed applications must be received by Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Finalists will be responsible for interview-related expenses.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.