Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2195
Department Employee Relations and Diversity
School/Parent Organization Human Resources Parent Org
Division Legal Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Anticipated start date 11/13/2017
If temporary, expected end date
Hours per week 37.5
Weeks Per Year 52.2
Normal Start Time 8:00 am
Normal End Time 5:00 pm
Position/Job Summary

The Office of Human Resources at Ithaca College is seeking applications to fill the position of Assistant Director for Development and Employee Relations. The Assistant Director will work closely with faculty and staff to identify, design, implement, maintain and monitor effective training and development programs and opportunities that will enhance leadership acumen and are aligned with the College’s priorities; participate in the development, implementation, and management of positive employee relations and development programs and practices in collaboration with the Director of Employee Relations and Development; and assist in employee relations for staff and faculty with a focus on conflict resolution.

Position/Job Responsibilities

• Assist in developing strategies to integrate employee development initiatives with department, division, and college priorities
• Maintain a robust calendar of employee development training programs to include delivering programming for internal growth and skill training
• Conduct appropriate needs assessments to determine appropriate training programs
• Track employee development and training opportunities and individual participation
• Design and develop materials and modules for new training programs based on needs assessments
• Provide career and performance coaching for employees seeking guidance in their personal development initiatives
• Identify independent consultant for use in delivery of personal and professional development programs for staff and faculty
• Assist in facilitating department retreats and meetings
• Coordinate Workplace Harassment Prevention training and deliver other compliance related training
• Research trends and identify training needs to plan, develop, and deliver formal training on a variety of positive employee relations and development topics
• Foster an environment that emphasizes motivation, empowerment, teamwork, leadership, and continuous improvement
• Assist in coordinating the College’s staff performance and 360 administrator review process
• Provide employee relations support to include faculty and staff consultation, conflict resolution, and mediation
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students at all levels of the College community
• Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful college community
• Collaborate with colleagues within the Office of Human Resources to enhance employee relations throughout the college community
• Support staff and faculty on employee relation matters; provide coaching
• Maintain and track case management plan for each assigned and reported employee relations issue
• Assist in delivering disciplinary action

Position/Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment and the ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
• Strong skills in the areas of conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, interviewing and investigating
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills that support the ability to build and enhance working relationships, credibility, and rapport with all levels of the college community
• Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Demonstrated presentation skills that motivate and empower small and large audiences
• Work experience in adult education in the classroom, online, and in blended environments and, thus, practical knowledge in teaching adults

SHRM Certification or HRCI Certification
• Certification as a professional in training and development
• Instructional design and development experience
• Experience with Learning Management Systems

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
Department description
College Description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Market Hiring Range
FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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