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Senior Director for Human Resources Policy and Practice

Fordham University
Bronx, New York 10458
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Senior Director for Human Resources Policy and Practice

Office of Human Resource Management

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution in the cultural heart of New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 15,100 undergraduate and graduate students in its 10 Colleges and Schools. 




Reporting to the VP for Human Resources, this position will serve as a senior level resource on all Human Resources policy and practice issues and questions. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of new and existing initiatives and evaluations affecting Human Resources policy and practice across the university; including but not limited to developing, implementing and evaluating methods, policies, procedures and systems to best support the university’s HR policies and practice mandates. The Senior Director of Human Resources Policy and Practice serves as the HR liaison to the university and will support the development, implementation and administration of Human Resources programs and policies.  He/She advises and assists faculty, staff and administration regarding human resource policies and procedures, and serves with other Campus and University units to oversee complex, high-priority projects, with responsibility for Human Resources outcomes. This position will also advise the university community on current and best practices in Human Resources.


She/He will:


  • Manage all HR policies, procedures, practices, and protocols, in accordance with the university’s mission, strategic and operational direction, including conferring with faculty, staff and administration on issues of Human Resources policy interpretation, collective bargaining agreements interpretation and shared governance.
  • Research and provide best HR practices to develop standards, policies and procedures that support the university’s mission, strategic and operational directions.
  • Regularly analyze HR data and trends, reflect on HR lessons learned and share insights via meetings, written reports, speaking and training to support and advance Human Resources compliance and practices across the university.
  • Serve as a coach in managing and resolving complex Human Resource related issues.
  • Partner with colleagues to identify and create innovative solutions to prevent HR related problems.
  • Assist the VP for HR in day-to-day office activities and provide direct support and teamed services to all HR practice areas as needed.
  • Ensure and practice strict confidentiality of all HR related matters, except as expressly publishable in carrying out the specific responsibilities of the position.
  • Execute special projects as necessary




  • Related advanced degree or J.D. degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five to seven years professional experience in human resources management, labor and employment law or a combination thereof. 
  • Excellent analytical and collaborative competency, with a high degree of emotional intelligence and experience dealing with sensitive, complex issues.
  • Progressive and significant experience in developing, interpreting, and implementing HR policies, procedures and protocols, preferably in a large, multi-cultural, diverse higher education institution is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills, writing sample may be requested.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diplomacy and proficiency in customer service culture.
  • Demonstrated technological aptitude.
  • Experience with Banner, FMLA Administration Software and Lexus Nexus or Westlaw – a plus.
  • HR certification strongly preferred.
  • Process Improvement and or Project Management Certifications – a plus
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.


Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email below:





SALARY: Commensurate with experience





Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional 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 at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom. 




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Bronx, New York 10458

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