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Director of Human Resources

Albany, NY
Director of Human Resources
Capital Region, New York

Liberty ARC is the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, a statewide advocacy organization serving people with disabilities through its 42 member Chapters.  Our mission:  Together we support people with disabilities to achieve a quality of life each person values. Our values of Quality, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Resourcefulness & Person-Centered form the foundation of all our endeavors.

Liberty ARC was founded in 1957 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wished to establish special education programs in the local community. Over the six decades since Liberty ARC has been established, the organization has grown to include vocational, residential, day, family support, manufacturing and health-related services.  In addition to our Montgomery County presence, we operate programs in Delaware. 

Liberty has earned a national reputation for quality programs and strong fiscal management.  We hold the prestigious Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Accreditation with Distinction. We have also earned the Albany Times Union’s Top Work Places in 2019 and 2020.
To learn more about Liberty ARC, visit http://www.libertyarc.org
Amsterdam is located approximately 32 miles west of Albany in the Capital Region, situated in the beautiful, picturesque Mohawk Valley.  Liberty’s main office is located directly off exit 27 on the New York State Thruway, making it a convenient destination from most areas of the Capital District.

The Position:
Responsible for short and long-term strategic direction of the Human Resources function. Major areas of responsibility/management include, but are not limited to, employment, wage and salary administration, benefits, training, employee/labor relations and organizational development. The Director of Human Resources is a member of the agency’s leadership team.
Job Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or a related field is required.
  2. Minimum of ten years of progressive HR experience, including two years of experience in a management role is required. 
  3. SPHR Certification preferred.
Major Responsibilities:
  1. Develop, implement and monitor Human Resource policies, programs and practices.
  2. Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale.
  3. Assure compliance with legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Human Resources function.
  4. Protect interests of employees and the agency in accordance with agency Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.  Approve recommendations for terminations.
  5. Direct a process of organizational planning that evaluates structure, job design, and manpower forecasting throughout the agency.  Coordinate activities across division lines.  Evaluate plans and changes to plans.  Make recommendations to senior management.
  6. Develop and implement recommendations for wage and salary structure, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, and employee benefits programs and services.  Monitor for effectiveness and cost containment.
  7. Manage recruiting and placement practices and procedures.
  8. Assure that training programs that address agency needs are developed and implemented.
  9. Direct the organization’s Succession Planning process to include Development Planning and mentorships.
  10. Assure that subordinates and department policies and procedures support personal outcomes and contribute to maintaining accreditation standards through meeting established principles.
Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.

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