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Assistant Director for Labor Relations

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
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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.

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 Resources 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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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is 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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