Associate Director of Human Resources

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REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assist with the planning, coordination, and management of various HR functions with including, salary administration, employee relations, compensation, employee appraisals, and training/organizational development.


  • Supervise HR Business Partners day to day activities
  • Assist in the administration of compensation and benefit programs ensuring cost-effectiveness, market competitiveness, and internal equity; work with outside consultants on various benefits and compensation programs.
  • Assist in managing wage and salary structure, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, employee benefits programs and services. Monitor for effectiveness, equity, market competitiveness and cost control.
  • Assist in developing and managing internal and external training programs.
  • Recruit for high-level positions.
  • Participate in the investigation and resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of federal and state laws/regulations affecting benefits and compensation. Interpret laws and policies and advise management and employees; maintain and update employee handbook.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly human resources statistics (hires, separations, turnover, tenure); identify trends.
  • Work with the HRIS (Colleague) in its employee data functions; extract data and prepare reports.
  • Oversee HR intranet/website content – updating as needed.
  • Interact with senior management as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus.
  • 5-6 years of Human Resources experience.
  • Demonstrated success in a supervisory capacity.
  • Advanced organizational, interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of benefits and compensation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills


School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising over 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and over 41,000 alumni from 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and

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The School of Visual Arts is an equal-opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.

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