Sr Director Human Resources

IEEE Corporate – Piscataway, NJ

The overall purpose of this position is to direct all the key Human Resources (HR) functions of the IEEE. The incumbent is primarily responsible for the design, planning and implementation of policies, strategies and operations that will assure the IEEE and the HR department has the workforce, processes, programs and technologies needed to meet its short-term and long-term objectives. He/she is the companys Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Human Resources, and provides advice and guidance to the Executive Director, the Management Council members, the IEEE staff managers, the Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, and upon occasion, the IEEE Board of Directors and the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors. He/She manages an operating expense budget of approximately 4 million.
The role typically reports to a senior member of the IEEE Management Council. He/She oversees an operating unit of 16 regular employees, which includes 3 direct reports. This position has full autonomy on overall business strategy, day to day operations and business decisions that affect the whole organization.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops, directs, and executes strategic objectives for the operating unit in accordance with IEEE business goals and needs
  • Oversees the following HR functions:
  • Benefits & Wellness - planning, selection, and administration of employee benefits, wellness and recognition programs
  • Compensation salary and incentive bonus administration, job pricing and evaluation, department integrations/reorganizations
  • Employee Relations resolution of employee grievances and problem situations, consultation and training on issues regarding improving employee performance and morale, conflict resolution, and management coaching
  • Human Resources Information Systems personnel data management and reporting for a $400+ million business enterprise with 1100+ staff, worldwide
  • Learning & Development training, performance management, leadership and staff development programs
  • Talent Acquisition & Management staff recruitment, selection and retention of staff, onboarding, and immigration
  • Regulatory Compliance - compliance with federal, state and local labor laws and regulations, including those of grant-making organizations, internal audit and controls
  • Directs the development and communication of HR policies, practices, and guidelines, often in partnership with:
  • Corporate communications staff - HR branding, employee communications, etc.
  • Legal department - to ensure policies are up-to-date and compliant with federal, state, and local labor laws and regulations
  • Provides one on one staff interface to:
  • Actuaries
  • Insurance companies
  • Legal council
  • Vendors and consultants
  • HR Client communities whose services are integrated with human resources, including corporate strategy and communications, facilities, governance, payroll, procurement, risk management, grants and awards, and legal and compliance
  • Offers counsel on HR policies and guidelines to:
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • The IEEE Foundation
  • Management Council Representatives
  • Business Managers
  • Ensures operating units adherence to organization-wide policies, practices, and standard
  • Oversees OU staff and partners with department managers in managing their performance and career development


  • QualificationsEducation and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Marketing, or a related liberal arts degree that emphasized excellence in research and writing; Advanced degree in Business Administration, Information Management, and/or Human Resources Management preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of related work experience and at least 8-10 years of management experience
  • Must have broad HR experience with specializations in recruitment, selection and retention, compensation and salary administration, benefits planning and management, training and development, and/or total rewards management
  • Professional experience must demonstrate a comprehensive and current knowledge of the concepts, practices and legal issues involved in all areas of Human Resources, as well as a solid background in management practices
  • Prior experience in either a large tax-exempt organization, a publishing organization, or a technical organization will be helpful
  • Individuals who have mastered one or more of the following credentials preferred
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), conferred by ASAE-The Center for Association Leadership
  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), conferred by the International Foundation for Education, Benefits and Compensation (IFEBC)
  • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), conferred by the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and/or Professional in Human Resources California (PHR-CA), conferred by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), conferred by the Project Management Institute
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) conferred by SHRM
  • Skills & Other Requirements:
  • Must demonstrate that he or she is a model of consistent application of practices, programs and policies throughout the organization
  • Must demonstrate positive experience as a corporate change agent who has designed and driven significant enterprise-wide cultural and business change, as well as significant change within the department
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction
  • Must be a business management professional with strong foundation in personal integrity and business ethics
  • Must understand and promote the mission of IEEE and have an overall appreciation for the development and use of technology now and in the future
  • Must be able to resolve business challenges stemming from changing business models and financial, operational, and strategic goals/objectives
  • Must communicate effectively with polished presentation skills and have strong human relations skills; Must work well with volunteers and staff in a highly charged, highly political environment
  • Business fluency in a foreign language, especially Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, or Hindi will be helpful
  • Domestic and international travel required up to 10% of the time; Must have valid travel credentials (e.g. passport, drivers license, etc.)
  • ==================================================================For information on work demands and conditions required for this position, please consult the reference document, Physical, Mental, and Work Environment Standards for IEEE Positions. This position is classified under Category I-office positions.
    Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

    Job: Human Resources GeneralistPrimary Location: United States-New Jersey-PiscatawaySchedule: Full-timeJob Type: RegularJob Posting: May 17, 2019, 12:59:17 PM

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