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Siena College Director of Human Resources for Employee Relations, Benefits and Wellness Programs in Loudonville, New York

Location: Loudonville, NY Category: Administrative and Staff Positions Posted On: Wed Sep 28 2022 Job Description:

Siena College invites applications for the Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Wellness Programs position in the Office of Human Resources. The Director is responsible for assisting the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in the planning, development and administration of the College's Human Resources policies and programs, in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and College policy, and in support of the College's mission.

The Director is specifically responsible for, among other things providing leadership and direction in the administration of the College's Employee Relations Program, Professional Development /Training Program, Performance Development Program for administrators and staff, Benefit and Wellness Programs, Leave Policies, and Accommodation Policies.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess: a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of human resource disciplines and practices; knowledge of ERISA, employment and labor laws and other applicable federal and state laws and IRS regulations; strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation and coaching skills, and the ability to communicate well and work effectively with employees of diverse backgrounds; the knowledge, skills and ability to resolve employee relations issues and conduct workplace investigations; proficiency in database applications and Microsoft Office applications; and excellent organizational and analytical skills. A Bachelor's Degree and seven years human resources experience are required. Experience in a higher education setting is preferred. A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:


Siena College offers a generous benefit package ( to eligible full-time employees. The benefit package currently includes a retirement plan contribution equal to 10% of an eligible participant's compensation (as defined under the plan) after meeting the plan's eligibility requirements, and tuition reimbursement and exchange opportunities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. Eligible college employees currently enjoy a work schedule that includes half-day Fridays in the summer and an expansive holiday schedule, including up to two weeks off during winter break. Other perks currently include complimentary breakfast Thursdays in the dining hall, access to College community lectures and productions, complimentary College gym and library memberships, discounted and complimentary tickets to Siena Division I sporting events, and more. Opportunities for remote work may be available as well.

Siena cares for and values each member of its workforce and actively supports upward mobility. We are a community of Siena Saints, and as we often say, the world needs more Saints.

*Eligibility for individual employee benefits is determined at the time of hire and is subject to the terms and condition of the individual benefit.

Additional Information:

Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission ( and to make a positive contribution to that mission.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

A COVID-19 vaccination is required for employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy.