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Director, Employee & Labor Relations, Compliance & Title lX (526755)

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
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Brandeis University seeks to hire a Director Employee and Labor Relations, Compliance, and Title IX Officer to assist in planning, organizing, and directing Human Resources operations. S/he or they will work closely with the Vice President, and other human resources management staff, in developing, streamlining, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a team player with the ability to work independently, with minimum instruction, while leading a unit of HR professionals. In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: employee/labor relations, employee engagement, conflict resolution, affirmative action, Title IX and Title VII, compliance, risk management, trend analysis, training, and change management.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

60% of time

  1. Gathers, develops, track, reviews and analyzes data and reports in order to maintain compliance with internal and external policies, laws, and procedures;
  2. Analyzes data to determine community and operational needs – monitor and assess outcomes through the establishment of a dashboard;     
  3. Identify, recommend, assist, and conduct internal audits of all HR related areas to ensure departmental and regulatory compliance, as well as appropriate alignment with the University’s mission and strategic plan;
  4. Participates in the development and implementation of HR systems, policies, and procedures in support of the University’s mission;
  5. Serves as the Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator;  
  6. Serves on the Title IX Taskforce and Title IX Committee;  
  7. Counsels and coaches administrators and staff on human resources policies and procedures, assists non-unionized staff and administers with interpretation of collective bargaining agreement language;
  8. Identifies potential problems and resolves and/or recommends solutions including the appropriate course of action;
  9. Serves as one of the three (3) hearing officers for grievances and represents the University in arbitration proceedings in the absence of the Vice President of Human Resources;
  10. Assists, develops, and/or facilitates educational or informative sessions for administration and staff;      

40% of time

  1. Assists the HR management team with the restructuring of the onboarding process and manages the off-boarding process – including but not limited to, staff exit interviews, involuntary terminations, and etc.;   
  1. Stays current on local, state and federal legislation affecting employment and  labor law;
  1. Assists in developing a culture of inclusivity and awareness;  
  1. Demonstrates ongoing sensitivity to diversity and a commitment to inclusive excellence – encourage and support diverse views and approaches by developing, maintaining, and enhancing programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  1. Demonstrates excellent leadership skills including; superb communication and consultative skills, delivery of results, partnership and team building skills;  
  1. Provides support as required on special projects and performs additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Communication, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
  • 5-8 years of experience, with a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory responsibilities;
  • Strong knowledge of related federal and state rules and regulations;  
  • Excellent project management skills including successful leadership of projects from planning phase through completion;
  • Experience working effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, consultants, federal, state and local agencies, auditors, and community groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and Workday applications a plus; 
  • Experience working in higher education or a complex organization is highly desirable;
  • Bi- or multi-lingual; 

PHR/SPHR certified.

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