Associate Director of Human Resources and Employee & Labor Relations

$85,000 - $92,000 yearly
  • Bristol Community College
  • Bristol Community College, Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA, USA
  • Feb 21, 2020
Full time   Deans & Directors Human Resources/Equity, Diversity & Affirmative Action Legal Affairs

Job Description


The Associate Director of Human Resources and Employee & Labor Relations is responsible for the supervision of the operations of Human Resources and the management of the collective bargaining agreements and personnel policies at the college.  They will be responsible for the oversight of the operations of HR, in conjunction with the Executive Director, which may include but is not limited to: benefits, data, policy/process improvement, equity initiatives, Affirmative Action, events, budgeting, recruitment/hiring/onboarding, training, and HR administration, with a significant focus on employee and labor relations, grievance administration, reclassifications, and performance management based on regulations, contract compliance, policies, and guidelines.  The Associate Director provides exceptional service and continually strives to promote a culture of success and engagement for all employees. 

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience, to include employee relations, employment law/compliance, training and development, and/or performance management.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with administration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, and Office 365 applications.
  • Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required. 
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • The ability to create partnerships and positive working relationships within departments and unions.


  • Minimum of a Juris Doctor (JD) or Master's degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education environment, preferably with collective bargaining experience.
  • Related certifications and/or trainings, which may include but are not limited to SHRM-CP/SCP, sexual abuse investigation training, or mediation training.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to lead process improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date.


  1. A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.
  2. A current resume/curriculum vitae.
  3. A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


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