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Director of Human Resources/Unit Diversity Officer
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2023
Title Director of Human Resources/Unit Diversity Officer
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department CIO Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources
Position Summary
The Vice President and CIO (VPCIO) invites applications for the Director of Human Resources/Unit Diversity Officer position. In this role, you will plan, coordinate, and manage all human resource­ related functions for the division. Your leadership will set a high standard of vision and direction for the division’s human resources, diversity and inclusion efforts and be responsible for developing and executing a progressive talent strategy in alignment with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the university and in support of its overall strategic direction of the division. Your contributions will further a more diverse, inclusive, accessible and supportive environment in VPCIO.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Serve as the Unit Diversity Officer and foster inclusive excellence for faculty, staff and students
  • Create and implement strategies and be accountable for recruiting candidates that reflect UB’s diverse population
  • Workforce planning, position classification and talent acquisition
  • Coordinate all aspects of the onboarding process for new staff and professional development and training in support of retention of all staff
  • Partner with the University’s central Human Resources team to manage and serve as the point of contact for recruitment and HR paperwork processing for the division
  • Ensure compliance with federal/state laws and regulations, union contracts, and university policies
  • Manage performance, employee relations, and policy creation/implementation
Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

About UBIT:
It is a great time to join UB Information Technology (UBIT)! Our staff are highly skilled and motivated to succeed and have cutting-edge training and technical resources at their disposal. For more information about UBIT visit our website. All of the duties and responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24×7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience or master’s degree or professional certification with 3 years of experience supervising in human resources, preferably in higher education or the public sector. Working knowledge of one or more human resource functional areas, preferably employment, classification, or employee relations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment­-free environment; builds and cultivates a diverse workforce.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain cooperative working relationships at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to balance sensitivity with efficiency, and attention to detail with the big picture
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated motivational skills to resolve conflict
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work independently with little direction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Working within a union HR environment preferred
  • Previous experience working in HR at UB or another SUNY institution preferred

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