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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Employment Type: Full-Time
The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is a disability led, not-for-profit Corporation. We provide services to people with disabilities and seniors within the framework of an Independent Living Model which promotes independence of people with all types of disabilities, enabling choice in living setting, full access to the community, and control of their life.

CDR works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education. CDR advocates for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities.

CDR is based in Rochester, NY. The organization operates a subsidiary licensed home care services agency and provides administrative services to a second nonprofit. The organizations have six locations around New York State, primarily in the Genesee/Finger Lakes region. They employ approximately 250 staff, and over 1,400 attendants work through CDR as a fiscal intermediary providing Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Services to approximately 100 individuals with disabilities. CDR serves over 10,000 people throughout the state and has a budget of more than $40 million.

The Assistant Director for Human Resources reports to the CFO and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources within CDR. This includes developing and managing progressive HR policies and practices that support the organization's business objectives; partnering with senior and line management to ensure timely recruitment of best talent; planning and implementing strategies for employee training and development, performance management, communications, total compensation management, and employee relations.
  • Oversee all HR functions including employee recruitment, on-boarding, training, retention, internal communications, compensation, benefits, and employee relations.
  • Provide supervision and direction to HR staff.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to management and ensure organizational compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, ensuring that documentation of compliance is maintained as required.
  • Manage recruitment, ensuring the timely placement, orientation and retention of best talent.
  • Monitor employee retention and developing strategies to reduce turnover and improve workplace satisfaction.
  • Develop and implementing internal communication strategies, ensuring management has multiple mechanisms by which to communicate with staff, and that staff have multiple mechanisms by which to voice up to management.
  • Ensure effective that training needs are assessed and there is an effective/efficient delivery of appropriate professional and job-related training opportunities for staff.
  • Managing organizational compensation and benefits, ensuring that pay, rewards and benefits are in support of organizational objectives and are managed competitively against identified external competitors for key positions.
  • Ensure HR information systems provide accurate, timely and useful data.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
The Job Duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. The physical requirements for this position are those typically present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Reliable transportation is necessary as there may be local day business travel required of this position.
The Assistant Director of Human Resources will have the following experience and attributes:
  • An undergraduate degree; a graduate degree in organizational behavior or human resources, or related field, is a strong plus.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience in human resources and/or organization development is required, with a minimum of three years of supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, facilitation and formal presentation skills are required; the ability to quickly summarize complex information and convey points concisely is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of HRIS and comfort in working with information technology staff to manage HR IT systems, including custom-coded, proprietary systems.
Language Required: English
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience: 5-10 years
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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