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Employee Relations and Compliance Director
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Jan. 24, 2023
Title Employee Relations and Compliance Director
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Legal
    Human Resources

Job Description

Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university in Hoboken, New Jersey, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since its founding in 1870, technological innovation and entrepreneurship have been the hallmarks of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, Stevens prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students for an increasingly complex and technology-centric world. Our students collaborate with world-class faculty, readying them to fuel the innovation economy. Stevens is consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders in ROI and career services and is in the top 1% nationally of colleges with the highest-paid graduates.

Stevens Institute of Technology has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Stevens. This year, 75% of employees said Stevens is a great place to work — 18 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Stevens HR is looking for a dynamic leader to serve as Employee Relations and Compliance Director. The Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and provides expertise in employee relations and compliance. This position partners with all constituent units to ensure that operations comply with ethical standards, internal policies and procedures, and applicable federal and state laws. The Director will develop, implement, create and deliver practices that build and maintain positive working relationships between the University and its employees. You’ll be an advocate of Stevens’s culture and values, partnering with our campus leaders to make sure all people decisions are based on data. This role includes a hybrid work schedule.


  • Handle complex and sensitive workplaces investigations in collaboration with HRBPs, the Director of Employee Relations, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of Risk and Compliance. Determine findings and recommendations for resolution.
  • Knowledge of and experience with laws and regulations in higher education, including but not limited to FLSA, ADA, EEO, Title IV, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act, and FERPA
  • Identify and drive methodologies and programs to foster constructive employee relations and ensure Stevens approach to its employees is fair, transparent, respectful, and consistent
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data and metrics to develop recommendations and strategies to facilitate positive employee relations and engagement
  • Oversee, review, and advise on employee grievance and disciplinary processes; respond appropriately to employee concerns
  • Manage, conduct investigations of complaints, recommend corrective actions and resolve conflict
  • Work with the HR leadership team to evaluate and improve existing HR practices to introduce new perspectives, trends, and processes
  • Review documentation and meet with HR partners when employee relations issues arise to assess their needs and abilities and to obtain details, histories, and outcomes
  • Working closely with HR leadership and the Office of general counsel, overseeing the ongoing development and execution of HR policies; designing policies and procedures that ensure the organization can function safely, fairly, and equitably for all employees.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business is required. A Master’s degree in Business or Human Resources is preferred.

Training, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressive employee relations/employment law experience, preferably within a university setting.

·       Experience with state and federal regulatory compliance

  • Solid working knowledge of employee and labor relations principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing programs that measurably impact positive employee relations, advanced conflict management, and resolution skills.
  • Strong knowledge and application of federal, state, and local labor and employment law and regulations; current with employee relations trends, regulations, and legal requirements.
  • Advanced verbal and written communications and presentation skills to prepare reports, data analysis, and documents; strong problem analysis and resolution skills to deal effectively with people.
  •  Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion goals across the institution and cultivating a work environment that is equitable and including of employees with diverse backgrounds and identities


Hybrid work schedule

General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure:

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