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HRIS Director (Ceridian Dayforce)

Boston, MA 02114

Posted: 03/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Human Resources Job Number: 527523 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

The HRIS Director is responsible for driving and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ceridian Dayforce HCM platform for the Agency, in support of Human Resources administration and in alignment with Agency strategic objectives. The incumbent will continually analyze the Ceridian Dayforce product to determine how well it serves business needs and where gaps exist; and will provide solutions to potential changes in business practices to meet and enhance strategic goals.

The position requires a strategic professional who can understand complex business requirements and envision new and improved business processes and Ceridian Dayforce solutions to streamline operations and create efficiency gains. The position will develop relationships and collaborate with stakeholders across all functional areas (e.g., Programs, HR, Payroll, Accounting, Finance, IT, Operations, etc.) to maintain and develop processes that will support operations and an excellent employee experience. The position will lead Ceridian Dayforce configuration for key work streams aligned to respective owners across HR and other functional areas.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • HRIS Department of four employees

Candidate Values:
  • Integrity – Being Honest and Trustworthy
  • Compassion – Extending Empathy and Understanding to Others
  • Hope – Believing in the Strength of the Human Spirit and Heart, to Emerge and Thrive in the Face of Challenge
  • Diversity – Promoting a Vison of Community Comprised of Wide-Ranging Assets
  • Respect – Treating All Individuals with Dignity and Without Judgement
  • Community – Recognizing and Reinforcing the Importance of Our World as Being Comprised of People of Differing Strengths and Perspectives
  • Justice – Promoting Social and Economic Equity and Fairness
  • Quality – Striving for Excellence in Every Aspect of Our Work


Essential Functions of Position:

Serve as a subject matter expert in HCM platform functionality including reporting enhancements, updates, access, user training strategy, and overall platform management.
  • Lead and coordinate efforts in reviewing, testing, and implementing HCM system configuration changes, upgrades, patches, or HR systems configuration projects and enhancements; collaborate with internal stakeholders to coordinate the application of such changes and document processes, procedures, and testing results accordingly.

  • Develop and maintain queries and reports (standard, scheduled and/or ad hoc) utilizing HCM standard and advanced reporting platforms to support business processes and to provide necessary HR data analytics.
  • Work closely with senior leadership and other stakeholders to plan for and ensure support for organizational strategic objectives, leveraging system functionality wherever possible to ease administrative burden and build efficient and effective processes.
  • Provide oversight and support for all staff within HR and in other key departments who interface with HR systems.
  • Work effectively as a member of the Human Resources team, providing input on relevant planning issues and service needs.
  • Establish and maintain a user group to share issues and concerns
  • Work with information technology colleagues to anticipate and provide ongoing needs and upgrades.
  • Identify, document, communicate and address issues as they arise with the HR system, serving as the resident expert on HRIS functions and capabilities.
  • Stay abreast of technological and regulatory changes affecting areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure data integrity via ongoing governance and audits.
  • Assist in resolving user how-to questions and develop training documentation as necessary to minimize re-occurrences of user error and provide periodic training for end users on system processes and procedures.
  • As a leader, the Director will be responsible for helping team members think through challenges, providing stretch assignments and developmental opportunities, coordinating work among team members, and modeling their core values.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Information Systems and Technology, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of experience configuring and supporting all aspects of Ceridian Dayforce HCM.
  • Five or more years of direct functional experience with at least two of the following Ceridian Dayforce modules: Benefits, Time, Compensation, Performance &Talent, Learning, Payroll, and Reporting.
  • Three or more years of team management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills with the ability to work with and through others to resolve issues.
  • Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity.
  • Strong prioritization and project management skills.
  • Ability to identify gaps in business requirements and ask the right questions to fill in gaps.
  • Solid analytical and troubleshooting skills, strong partnering/relationship-building skills.
  • Self-motivated and well-adapted to meeting deadlines with speed, accuracy, and a professional attitude.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to continuous change
  • Identify and analyze business needs and requirements, being able to translate technical requirements into business-appropriate technology.
  • Health, Dental and Vision\
  • Remote 

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