Assistant Director of Human Resources

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Human Resources.  This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Director of Human Resources.

The Assistant Director of Human Resources will be responsible for two primary HR disciplines.  While functioning as a Employee Relations Consultant, this position is responsible for providing advice and counsel to employees and managers on a variety of employee relations topics.  The successful candidate will respond promptly and empathetically to employee concerns and drive appropriate resolution through recommendations and follow-through.  In addition, they will manage complex employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and work/performance issues while ensuring legal compliance, leveraging employee abilities and managing risk.  Acting as an Employment Specialist, the position will lead the recruiting, onboarding and career development programs for the College.  The successful candidate will partner with campus leaders to post, source and onboard new employees.  They will also coordinate the performance evaluation process for exempt and nonexempt employees and function as the employee training and development lead for the Office of Human Resources.

A successful candidate will have significant technical knowledge and expertise in employee relations with the ability to communicate at all levels tactfully and effectively.  This candidate will be skilled in fostering and developing mutually respectful relationships, achieving consensus among competing interests and fostering a collaborative approach to problem solving.  A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management or related field or equivalent work experience is required as is 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in Employee Relations, including conducting workplace investigations.

One of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/13/21