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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 46 member Chapters.
Our mission:  Together we support people with disabilities to achieve a quality of life each person values.
Our values — 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 and Florida. 
Liberty has earned a national reputation for quality programs and strong fiscal management.  We were recently awarded the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Accreditation with Distinction. And in the spring of 2019 we were named one of the Albany Times Union’s Top Work Places.
To learn more about Liberty ARC, visit http://www.libertyarc.org

Amsterdam, the only city in Montgomery County, 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.
Within a four hour drive are 5 major cities including:
  • New York City
  • Rochester, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Montpelier, VT
  • Montreal, Canada
The City of Amsterdam Recreation Department maintains more than 50 of the City's parks, veteran's monuments, traffic islands, bridges, pool and athletic fields on a daily basis. The Recreation Department also plans, organizes and oversees the major events in the City throughout the calendar year as well as community activities, youth programming, and recreational adult and youth sports leagues. In addition, the department is heavily involved with marketing efforts, grant writing, and community development initiatives.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Human Resources is 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:
  •  Minimum of ten years of progressive HR experience, including two years of experience in a management role. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or a related field.
  • SPHR Certification preferred.

 Major Responsibilities:
  •  Develops, implements and monitors Human Resources policies, programs and practices
  • Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale.
  • Assures that legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Human Resources function (e.g., OSHA, EEO, TEFRA, ERISA, Wage and Hour, Affirmative Action).
  • Protects interests of employees and the agency in accordance with agency Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.  Approves recommendations for terminations.
  • Directs a process of organizational planning that evaluates structure, job design, and manpower forecasting throughout the agency.  Coordinates activities across division lines.  Evaluates plans and changes to plans.  Makes recommendations to senior management.
  • Develops and implements recommendations for wage and salary structure, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, and employee benefits programs and services.  Monitors for effectiveness and cost containment.
  • Manages recruiting and placement practices and procedures.
  • Assures that training programs that address agency needs are developed and implemented.
  • Directs the organization’s Succession Planning process to include Development Planning and mentorships
  • 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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