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Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Training & Development

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
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Skidmore College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Employee Relations, Training & Development in Human Resources. This position provides management and administrative support for: employee relations (including performance improvement plan assessment and termination decisions); the college performance review program; extensive training and professional development programs for employees; employee outreach and recognition; coaching and developing new leaders; events and orientations; the college job evaluation process; and specialized projects and policy development.


Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 5-8 years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience. Demonstrated experience with employee relations is required. Experience in training and development and work experience in higher education HR management is preferred. This position requires broad human resources expertise, research and analytical skills and a proven ability to integrate information. Knowledge of employment laws and regulations essential. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a highly confidential professional manner with HR colleagues, faculty, staff and others outside the college. Excellent communication skills are critical. Influencing skills and conflict resolution skills are necessary. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite is required. Must be proven team player.

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

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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