Associate Director, Employee & Labor Relations
Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

Posted in Education and Training

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About Hofstra

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.


Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Associate Director, for Employee and Labor Relations will manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with labor and employee relations, recruitment, new hire onboarding, performance management and other HR functions. This position works with a diverse employee population on confidential matters with a high level of autonomy.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Advises and counsels managers and employees with regard to employee relations, labor-management relations, policies and procedures, and sensitive personnel matters.

* Serves as a resource and point of contact to management on issues that arise in the workplace by interpreting, applying and administering university policies and labor contracts.

* Oversees recruitment and employment activities, assuring that qualified employees are recruited and hired in accordance with established policies. Provide guidance and support for initiatives to recruit, retain and develop a professional and diverse workforce.

* Responds to employee relations issues and facilitates effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws.

* Works directly with labor union representatives and management to resolve labor relations issues.

* Develops or assists in the development of proactive, best practice strategies to enhance the workplace environment.

* Conducts investigative interviews and prepares cogent reports of investigative outcomes.

* Works collaboratively HR administrators on projects and special assignments.

* Partners with Director of Benefits Administration on responding to workplace accommodations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.

* Oversees and ensures the processing of unemployment claims within established timeframes. Attends unemployment hearings as required.

* Other duties as assigned.

This is an onsite position; work for this role is performed on campus.



* Bachelors Degree in related field required. Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field strongly preferred.

* Minimum five to seven years of administrative experience with strong emphasis on employee and labor relations.

* Must be a strong team player with the ability to establish effective working relationships with peers, subordinates and managers.

* Strong attention to detail.

* Prior supervisory experience preferred.

* Proven ability with leveraging data to drive outcomes.

* Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times, possess a high level of professionalism and be customer service driven and flexible in attitude.

* Proven ability to work in fast paced, deadline driven environment.

* Capable of working independently with little supervision as well as serve as productive team member.

* Strong organizational skills.

* Strong interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and listening skills.

* Strong organizational and prioritization skills.

* Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products, specifically Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook

* Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.


* Master's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field

* SHRM Certified Professional,

* Prior experience in a University setting.

* Prior project management experience, preferably within Human Resources.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Please indicate "Associate Director, Employee & Labor Relations" in the subject line.

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