Human Resources Director, Riverhead, NY

Human Resources Director, Riverhead, NY

Position Summary:

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE-SC) Human Resources Manager provides high-level leadership and management of the human resources operations for the Association.The position develops and maintains effective working relationships among CCE-SC staff.This position works with the Executive Director to lead the human resources operation locally and regionally to its optimal state.The CCE-SC HR Manager exercises professional judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in HR operations.Facilitates successful policy and procedure changes driven by compliance requirements.Provides leadership to implement system-wide initiatives and remain consistent with Extension Administration guidance.The CCE-SC HR Manager is responsible for maintaining all human resources operations of the CCE-SC.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and experience relevant to the role; or Associate's degree and 2 years transferable program/function experience.
  • Experience in employee relations counseling, policy/procedure interpretation, managing recruitment, on-boarding, promotion, and separation, managing payroll, data/transaction oversight, and records management.
  • Familiarity with Federal and State laws pertaining to human resources.
  • Work well in a team setting and independently.
  • Judgment, discretion, and confidentiality are critical to this position.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with different audiences.
  • Must be able to work professionally and collegially with local Association level and Extension Administration colleagues.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Must have access to transportation to meet position responsibilities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Bachelor's degree and 2 years transferrable program/function experience.
  • Familiarity with CCE (Cornell Cooperative Extension) system.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional methods and electronic technology such as WebEx, Skype, and Zoom.
  • Demonstrated ability to use recruiting and HRIS software.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance time equitably across Associations.
  • Familiarity/experience with the CCE classification process and Workday HRIS data transaction oversight.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO and Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply


Salary: $85,000.00 -$90,000.00 (annually)

Schedule: Exempt (40+ hours per week)

Date Position Available: Position open until filled – Immediate vacancy

Benefits:Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System -NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.


A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contact info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 23, 2023