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Vestal, NY 13850

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Ithaca, NY 14850

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Executive Assistant & HR Manager

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website combined reach over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Find out more about WSKG by reading its annual report. WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Job Description

This position is responsible for overseeing the Human Resources function, and for providing executive administrative support to the President & CEO, both in fulfillment of the station’s mission. In this position, you will report to the President & CEO, and:

  • provide guidance to managers and staff relating to any HR issues, including compensation and performance programs, employee discipline and supervision issues;
  • facilitate all hiring, including nation-wide recruitment, interviewing, negotiation of offers and new hire orientation;
  • write, update and maintain all station job descriptions in coordination with department managers;
  • oversee the management and administration of all benefits, including health insurance programs, disability, retirement savings, and Section 125 plan;
  • write, maintain and update company policies and policy manuals as needed;
  • work closely with payroll on all pay issues, including new hire paperwork, pay increases, and benefits changes;
  • serve as EEO officer, ensuring the fulfillment of station responsibilities relating to equal employment opportunity, and completing annual reporting;
  • maintain WSKG’s Public Files and online Public Files;
  • act as the liaison between Board of Trustee (BoT) members and the President & CEO, and facilitate BoT efforts and activities including scheduling, writing of meeting minutes, and record keeping;
  • participate in WSKG fundraising activities;
  • professionally represent WSKG in the community; and
  • perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of experience working in human resources or relevant experience
  • Strong communication skills and project-management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience serving as an Executive Assistant and working with a Board of Trustees
  • Experience handling employee benefits
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment

Interested candidates should send the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (noting where this job announcement was found)
  • Contact information for three professional references

How to Apply

Required documents may be e-mailed to Jobs@WSKG.org; or mailed to WSKG Public Media, Attn. Human Resources, 601 Gates Road, Suite 4, Vestal, New York, 13850. Applications received by August 30, 2017, will receive full consideration. Applications received after August 30th may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool. 

** Applications received by August 30, 2017, will receive full consideration. **