Le Moyne College — Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Located in Syracuse NY, Le Moyne is an independent private college established by the Society of Jesus in 1946 and named after Jesuit missionary Simon Le Moyne. Le Moyne’s purpose was to provide students with a values-based, comprehensive, academic program designed to foster intellectual excellence and preparation for a life of leadership and service. Notably, Le Moyne was the first Jesuit college to be founded as a co-educational institution.

Le Moyne College seeks a highly collaborative and thoughtful human resources leader to serve as the Senior Director of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion. The Senior Director reports to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development and will play a significant and visible role in moving the institution’s strategic and operational initiatives forward by building relationships across the institution as an innovative and trusted partner. Success in the role requires a solution focused leader with demonstrated breadth of knowledge, skills, and depth of operational experiences across all human resources functions. The Senior Director of Human Resources will model the values of the HR organization to balance the care of the person and care for the college, and in support of the mission-based competencies including collaboration, communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, and service. The Senior Director will be a champion of the organization’s core values and strategic commitment to attract, retain, advance, and support a broadly diverse workforce of the highest level of excellence that thrives in a respectful, inclusive, and equitable workplace culture.  

Connected to the strategic initiative and value in building community, the College is committed to leveraging the strong engagement of its faculty, staff, and students in the community. It is the desire of Le Moyne College to fully establish itself as an integrated, diverse, academic community, recognizing and embracing the variety of racial, gendered, and cultural multiplicities that constitute the fabric of society. Through combined and sustained efforts of staff, students, and faculty, the College is an engaged, accessible, neighborhood partner and world citizen, enabling students to interact in reciprocal relationships locally and to experience international culture and differences more fully. 

The Senior Director’s essential management functions and responsibilities will include:

  • Compensation and Benefits: Work with AVP and Senior VP to oversee the College’s employee compensation management and benefits programs. Monitor compensation and benefits to ensure equitable treatment and industry alignment. 
  • Compliance: Ensure full compliance with all applicable federal and New York State regulations including but not limited to: Affordable Care Act (ACA), FSLA, ERISA, FMLA, NYSPFL, HIPPA, ADA, and COBRA. 
  • Performance Management: Manage the College’s performance management process including supporting managers in promotions, career advising, coaching, and the development of performance improvement plans ensuring inclusion and equity is integrated into all aspects.
  • Talent Acquisition and Management: Support the College’s strategic talent acquisition and workforce management plan with special emphasis on expanding the recruiting network to attract a diverse pool of candidates of the highest caliber. Design and implement strategies and protocols to build the capacity of all departments to interview, hire, and retain a broadly diverse work force.
  • On-Boarding: Work closely with academic and administrative leadership to implement effective staff orientation and on-boarding programs, in addition to coaching, counseling, and training/professional development opportunities.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: In collaboration with others, develop and drive initiatives to help foster a positive college community of belonging and inclusive excellence. Advance the College’s commitment to an inclusive culture and contribute to the development of a diverse campus community. 
  • Policies and Professional Development: Design and facilitate training and professional development. Assist with the development and implementation of policies in all human resource areas with a special focus on programs and initiatives that create and support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • Labor Relations: Oversee and work with the Associate Director of HR to negotiate and administer labor contracts of the three unions representing employees including adjunct faculty, facilities staff, and campus safety staff. 
  • Employee Relations: Lead HR team to investigate and respond thoughtfully to resolve employee relations issues, and develop proactive measures including organization and professional development programs.
  • Data Management/HRIS: Evaluate business process and procedures and technology solutions to improve human resources data management, service models, and efficiency. 
  • Organizational and Operational Management: Recommend and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish the College’s goals and objectives. Actively engage with UNYCC and other service providers to evolve continuously the sustainability of the College’s HR operations in effectiveness, excellence, and efficiency. 
  • Leadership: Serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer and one of four Title IX Deputies.

Additional background requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or Juris Doctor degree is preferred.
  • Progressive experience as a human resources leader, gained through increasingly responsible human resources operations and management positions in similarly complex environments. Experience in higher education environments is preferred.

The full position profile can be found here. Le Moyne College has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this search. Please submit applications, expressions of interest, and nominations to Beth Schaefer and Josyanne Roche here.

Inspired by St. Ignatius of Loyola’s capacity to find God in all things, Le Moyne seeks to build a respectful, welcoming campus culture that celebrates difference and models inclusion. Uniqueness is expressed through gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age physical and mental attributes, and religious and political beliefs. A Catholic, Jesuit college has a particular responsibility to provide an environment for the safe and nurturing exploration of difference, while also offering rich, ample opportunities for students to pursue the Jesuit ideal of “education in dialogue with the world.”