Assistant Director, Human Resources

Posting Number 2022-10406
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/24/2022 12:56 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Human Resources
Gallatin School of Individualized Study (IS1014)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Human Resources

Position Summary

The NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study seeks an Assistant Director, Human Resources (HR Manager) to manage a variety of human resource functions for the Gallatin School, including increasingly complex employee relations and performance management issues. Manage the appointment and payment processes for employees, faculty and students to ensure accurate and timely compensation. Investigate and resolve complex employment and payment-related issues. Direct School’s full-time faculty searches; liaise with search committee chairs to develop recruitment strategies and serve as an HR advisor to ensure best hiring practices. Recruit and hire qualified candidates for non-exempt and exempt positions; interview and recommend candidates. Supervise full-time and part-time support staff. Interpret federal and state employment laws, University human resources policies and terms of collective bargaining agreements; refer employees to other University offices for additional assistance as needed. Assist with planning and developing of School and University-wide reward, incentive and recognition programs and events.


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or related field.

Required Experience:
4-5 years of relevant experience as an HR generalist in a professional or managerial capacity, including knowledge of several critical areas within HR (such as recruiting, payroll administration, employee/labor relations, performance management and HR administration and processing, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience supervising staff.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in a human resources office in an academic environment.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic HR concepts, practices, legislation, and procedures; including the ability to develop and interpret policies and procedures, interact effectively with a diverse population and at all levels in the organization. Excellent organizational, interviewing, and problem solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to supervise staff, develop and manage workflows and delegate. Ability to work independently and facilitate effective, timely decision-making using good judgment. Ability to interpret and effectively communicate policies and procedures to a diverse population. High attention to detail. Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Google Applications.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of HRIS/HRMS applications and online recruitment systems. Workday knowledge highly preferred. Knowledge of federal and NY State employment laws.

Additional Information

NYU Gallatin provides a distinctive liberal arts education for a diverse student body. Our faculty foster passionate intellectual commitments from learners and prepare them for a world in which managing knowledge is key to success. Guided by the philosophy that self-directed learning is the key goal, the faculty seek to cultivate an environment conducive to intellectual exploration across traditional academic disciplines, and they insist on active student engagement in developing the direction of their own education. Our highly specialized and deeply engaged advisers guide students in their intellectual explorations toward an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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