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  • New York, NY
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Labor and Employee Relations Specialist/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Office of Human Resources Management, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Labor and Employee Relations (with a dotted line to the University Title IX Coordinator), this multifaceted position will be responsible for ensuring adherence to anti-discrimination regulations and promoting a safe and inclusive environment for all employees and students. Additionally, this position will be instrumental in managing employee relations matters and fostering a positive workplace environment.


Essential Functions        

Ensures compliance with University Title IX policies and procedures under the direction of the University’s Title IX Coordinator and in accordance with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations, and requirements for employees and students.
Maintains accurate and confidential records related to Title IX and related investigations and employee relations matters; prepares reports and summaries of investigative findings and trends; ensures compliance with record-keeping requirements and data privacy regulations.
Conducts thorough workplace investigations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in employment, such as interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses and drafting final investigative reports.
Advises management on Title IX and employee relations matters.
Provides the Fordham Community with sound recommendations regarding labor and employee relations disputes, performance counseling, employee disputes, employee discipline, and separations.
Ensures positive labor/management relationships and aids in interpreting the Collective Bargaining Agreements and Administrative Policies.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Additional Functions      

Participates in union negotiations meetings by maintaining accurate minutes and assists management with collecting Requests for Information (RIFs).
Mediates and reconciles disputes between management and employees regarding their differences during Steps 2 and 3 of the Grievance Procedure pursuant to relevant Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Accurately record minutes during workplace investigation meetings, labor/employee relations conferences, and union contract negotiations.
Performs research to support the HR compliance function.
Assists in the implementation of any Title IX and employee relations software.
Serves as a backup for administering the University’s workplace Accommodations Policy.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 2 years of experience in Title IX and Gender Equity.
Minimum of 1 year of experience in a Human Resource Labor & Employee Relations position.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Strong understanding of federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and requirements for both students and employees
Ability to conduct thorough and structured Title IX and HR workplace investigations independently and using good judgment
Highly organized with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders
Ability to handle sensitive matters with confidentiality and diplomacy
Ability to think creatively and independently while providing sound advice
Strong analytical skills and capable of navigating computer software programs and systems
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree or JD
Senior/Professional in Human Resources (SPHR/PHR) certification
Certified Professional (SHRM- SCP/CP) certification
An Advanced Certificate in Employee Relations and Investigations
Higher education experience

Minimum Starting Salary: $100,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $125,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories