Assistant Director Labor Relations

Saratoga Springs, NY
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001578

Job Title: Assistant Director Labor Relations

Department: Human Resources

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 12 Months

Work Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri

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Position band/level: 150 = AP29

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Job Summary: Skidmore College Human Resources invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director for Labor Relations position. The Assistant Director will lead in the administration and enforcement of the collective bargaining and labor relations for 6 unions, approximately 180 college employees represented by these union. This individual ensures consistent college-wide contract interpretations, coaches and advises operations supervisors of union employees as well as union employees in areas such as; hiring practices, discipline, administration of programs and policies. Interprets contract language and provides guidance to managers and union employees, including, organizing and presenting contract training. Takes an active leadership role in handling contract negotiations, grievances, dispute resolution, communications and other legal matters.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or other relevant degree or equivalent with 5 -10 or more years of relevant experience. Must have knowledge of Labor Law, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Union avoidance strategies, Human Resource trends, compliance, regulatory changes, legal rights and responsibilities. Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Technical proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications, calendaring systems, etc. required. Experience with various systems and databases, including time and attendance systems (Kronos) is preferred.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Pay Range: $57,000 - $62,000 commensurate with experience

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Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result


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