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Title IX and Employee Relations Specialist
2021-01-12 00:00:00

Title IX and Employee Relations Specialist (

The Division of Human Resources at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY seeks applicants to fill its opening for Sr. Human Resources Specialist of Employee Relations and Title IX (Title IX Specialist). Reporting to the Director of Employee Relations and Professional Development, the Title IX Specialist will serve as one of the Institute’s Title IX Coordinators in conducting investigations regarding alleged violations regarding discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation and sexual misconduct.

The Title IX Specialist will coordinate and support the Institute’s compliance with federal, state and local equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations for faculty, staff and students. The Title IX Specialist is also responsible for coordinating and performing a lead role in support of the employee relations program of the Institute for faculty and staff regarding issues such as performance, attendance, code of conduct and other policy violations and issues and the Exit Survey and Stay Survey Program.

Candidates will have, at least a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, business, or other related field. Candidates are also expected to have a total of five (5) or more years in two (2) or more of the following areas:

  • Non-discrimination, harassment prevention and/or sexual misconduct compliance and investigations;
  • Affirmative action programs;
  • Human resources administration;
  • Student judicial affairs;
  • Employee or labor relations programs
  • Experience must include demonstrated full-time experience investigating complex employee relations, student judicial, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation issues

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Candidates with a Master's Degree in related field, or a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree are preferred. Relevant professional certifications, such as Title IX Training Certification, Labor/Employment Law Certification, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, are preferred

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We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

HR Director
2020-12-21 00:00:00

Saratoga Regional YMCA

Job Title: Human Resources Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: CEO

Leadership Level: Organizational Leader 

 Salary: $68,500 to $85,000


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Human Resources Director at SRYMCA serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team and oversees the development and implementation of talent management/human resources policies, plans and services, including recruitment, selection, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and events. The HRD also positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Creates a vibrant cause-centered culture for staff and volunteers.

Participates in strategic planning for the organization. Provides leadership and consulting support to executives and management on matters of reinforcing culture, setting goals, developing policy, and implementing strategic objectives. Aligns organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities to achieve goals.

Fosters the development of staff and volunteers at all levels in the organization by engaging in ongoing feedback and coaching, creating succession plans, and providing resources and support for informal and formal learning at all levels.

Oversees talent management, including staff training and leadership development, retention, recognition, employee communication and career development. Assesses and evaluates training and staff development needs, and develops programs to meet needs.

Creates organizational policies and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.

Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Aids employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.

Oversees compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments. Oversees benefit plan communication, enrollment and administration. Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and makes recommendations for improvements and changes.

Remains current with employment laws and regulations. Maintains an effective program of compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources and manages relationships with compliance agencies and YMCA legal counsel.

Oversees HR systems and employee records to ensure accuracy and improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. Ensures timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc.

Works directly with assigned committees of the board (e.g., Human Resources, Executive Compensation, Staff Development) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation and meet the related needs of the board.

Ensures bi-weekly payroll for 400+ staff is run correctly and in compliance with applicable federal and statutory requirements.

Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identifies and cultivates appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.

Provides direction to assigned staff in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals; prepares and manages associated budgets.


Developing Self & Others


Program/Project Management


Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.

YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

10 or more years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and professional experience in planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management.

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.

Proficiency in business and human resources related computer applications, which may include talent management systems, time and attendance systems, etc.

Senior human resources certification (SPHR or equivalent) preferred.

Please apply at the  Posting accepting applications until January 15, 2021.

Human Resources Specialist
2020-11-16 00:00:00

Bennington College seeks an engaging Human Resources Specialist to administer employee benefit programs for the College, helping to ensure that benefit offerings remain competitive to attract and retain top talent and meet the ongoing needs of a diverse faculty and staff. The Specialist is the primary point of contact for all benefit inquiries and handles the day-to-day benefits administration for all of the College’s benefits plans. The Specialist works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Human Resources and the College's benefits broker to handle more complex benefit matters and will have an opportunity to assist with projects from a broad range of Human Resources functional areas including employee and labor relations, compensation, policy development/interpretation, and compliance, among others. 

Essential Functions include:

  • Respond to faculty and staff on benefit inquiries, effectively educating employees on the range of benefits offered 
  • Process benefit enrollment elections and changes in the HRIS
  • Share benefits information and materials, conduct new hire benefit orientation
  • Reconcile monthly invoices and employee deductions, monitoring the annual benefits budget
  • Ensure accuracy of benefits files and enrollment records, periodically auditing information
  • Collaborate with Human Resources team to oversee the annual benefits enrollment process including analyzing renewal data, evaluating plan design options and changes
  • Oversee administrative aspects of leave of absence and time off benefit programs, including FMLA and ADA
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating data, trends, and Federal/State legislation that may impact the benefits arena to effectively and strategically plan for the future

This work requires a strong customer service orientation, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to recieve sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality. Candidates must be able to engage with a wide range of audiences and therefore, exceptional communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate has the ability to be nimble and flexible in a fast-paced, small-team work environment, bringing strong organizational and analytical skills. Candidates should possess 1-2 years of benefits/leave administration experience as well as demonstrated knowledge of relevant Federal and State law (i.e., ERISA, FMLA, ACA, ADA). Bachelor’s degree in human resources, finance, or related discipline preferred. Gmail and Google Suite, Microsoft Office experience required; HRIS or benefits administration database experience preferred, prior experience with ADP WFN strongly preferred. Candidates must be resourceful, able to work independently with time-sensitive deadlines, and have a creative approach to the work. The position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

To apply, please visit the following URL: 

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