Job Location:
Saint Francis Hospital – Hartford, CT

Employment Type:

Full time


Day Shift


Come join the Human Resources team at Trinity Health Of New England!! We are a member of the nationwide Trinity Health family, bringing compassionate care to our communities.

This role will be based out of Saint Francis Hospital and will be supporting the entire region. This includes responsibilities on site at all of our area hospitals as well as our Medical Practices.

Job Description:

The HR Colleague & Labor Relations Partner provides guidance and subject matter expertise to support and promote a fair, positive, and collaborative working environment. The position supports the implementation and management of colleague relations policies, processes, and programs; regularly interacts with management, colleagues, and leadership to collectively manage, resolve, and trend colleague relations matters, including planning and conducting investigations, responding to internal colleague complaints, and supporting colleague relations initiatives and projects.

Many of our Hospitals have Collective Bargaining Units, successful candidate will need to have extensive experience with union contracts, grievances, labor relations and the like.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Our Mission and Core Values

  • Great benefits and Health Insurance Coverage

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • Award-winning Hospitals and Departments

Work Hours/Shift:

  • 40 hours Mon – Fri days with flexibility to work off hours to meet the needs of the department

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Exceptional Patient Care: Advocates for fair and consistent workplace practices in accordance with Trinity Health's mission, Core Values, and other applicable legal parameters.

  • Excellent Communicator: Supports the Problem Resolution Process involving colleague relations matters, conducting investigations as needed, documenting findings and outcomes, and making appropriate and objective recommendations to management for resolution.

  • Strong Educator: Ensures HR compliance and consistency in the administration, application, and delivery of colleague relations policies and services; partners with key internal customers as directed including Risk Management, Legal Services, and Integrity and Compliance.

  • Technical Familiarity: Provides administrative support for colleague relations related inquiries such as but not limited to reviewing and responding to escalated and compliance flagged colleague exit interviews; processing Workday transactions, time and attendance and leave of absence matters; identifying and reporting on colleague relations trends.

  • Active Teamwork: Coordinates specific colleague relations management training, such as Just Culture and other employment law focused trainings.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Labor and Industrial Relations or a related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment laws and their application in operating environments is required.

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in union workplace(s)

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and communication both written and verbal with considerable ability to interact effectively with multiple levels of the organization.

About Trinity Health Of New England:

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so. 

Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.  

Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.

Step up to your potential. Write your story and apply today!

Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.