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Sr. Human Resources Specialist for Title IX and Employee Relations

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Student Affairs Professionals, Human Resources

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Job Summary

The Sr. Human Resources Specialist for Title IX and Employee Relations will provide consultation, investigation, and resolution of employee relations and Title IX/Sexual Misconduct complaints and will create and maintain appropriate documentation including logs of case activity and provide detailed and summary reports as required. The Sr. Human Resources Specialist will counsel and advise managers and employees on employee relations issues and in sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality of information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in employee relations or investigations, including experience in the practical application of federal and state affirmative action and equal employment opportunity laws. Experience developing, interpreting, and applying complex policies and procedures, demonstrated experience investigating complex employee relations, student judicial, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual misconduct and/or retaliation issues.
  • Title IX certification or the ability to become certified within 3 months of employment.

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Certification or Special Training in Title IX compliance or investigation procedures.
  • SUNY Student Conduct Institute, NACUA, ATIXA, or other industry-related certification is desired.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state harassment and non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, etc., and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
• Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple complex projects simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines.
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills with emphasis on education and training.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Intense attention to detail and accuracy of work.
• Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external business partners.
• Ability to work with sensitive information in a high volume, fast-paced environment with changing priorities.


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Incidental driving to and from campus locations may be required.

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $80,000- $90,000 per year.

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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