Reporting to the Director of Labor and Employee Relations, this “hands on” position is responsible for all non-union employee relations activities of the College.
DUTIES OF POSITION:
*(DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):
*1. Advises management regarding personnel practices, policies/ procedures and employment laws. Provide consultation, leadership and direction to management and staff regarding employee relations activities, conflict resolution, corrective and disciplinary actions, terminations and other employee matters affecting employee relations.
*2. Trains line management/supervision in relevant Employee Relations topics.
*3. Assists Vice President, Human Resources and Director, Labor and Employee Relations in formulating labor relations strategies. May serve as member of a negotiations team.
*4. Conducts employee investigations of personnel issues such as working conditions and employee treatment working closely with legal counsel and external agencies as appropriate.
*5. Provides guidance and consultation to supervisors regarding job description preparation, organizational staffing/planning and design. Partners with Manager, Compensation & HR Systems on position evaluation and range placement decisions.
*6. Internal College resource for employees to gain input on concerns and issues.
*7.Provides leadership and guidance to Managerial and Supervisory staff to ensure employee performance issues are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance with legal requirements, Board Policies and College Procedures.
*8. Reviews on-going performance management plans including disciplinary documentation prior to any recommendations for adverse employment decisions.
*9. Ensures compliance with State and Federal legislation regarding employment and labor laws.
*10. Coordinates the development and implementation of new policies and procedures as needed.
11. Assists with the implementation and management of the performance evaluation process.
12. Assists with the coordination, development and implementation of Employee Diversity efforts.
13. Attends professional meetings and keeps the college apprised of the most recent developments in Human Resources and Employee Relations.
14. Participates on various institutional committees as assigned to represent Human Resource function.
15. Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
16. Serves as back-up for Director, Labor & Employee Relations, as appropriate.
17. Performs related duties as assigned
Received by Employee:
Director, Labor and Employee Relations
Exercised by Employee:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field.
Masters Degree preferred.
Minimum six (6) years of progressively more responsible experience in Human Resources. Experience to include: employee relations, policy development, knowledge of compensation and benefits. Additional experience required includes: proven track record in managing and addressing employee relations issues including formal investigations of EEOC charges, discrimination charges, sexual harassment issues, etc.; organizational and critical thinking skills to coordinate work activities/projects; strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) to develop and communicate policies and procedures to employees; ability to trouble shoot and problem solve with all levels of management; ability to develop policies/ procedures, interpret and apply legislation, communicate with internal staff, outside vendors, federal and state agencies, etc.
Strong analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills using strong independent judgment; ability to lead through influence in a collaborative environment, demonstrate flexibility and develop strong partnerships; strong conflict management skills showing the ability to interact effectively with employees and management; strong negotiation skills to effectively explore alternatives that gain employee and management support and acceptance to solve issues; fact finding skills to secure relevant information and identify key issues from written and/or verbal information; uses appropriate questioning to gain relevant information, gathers information from various perspectives, ability to recognize the need to obtain more concise information to help identify underlying problems and relates information from different sources to draw logical conclusions while conducting investigations.
Employee Relations experience in a union environment.
EQUIPMENT AND/OR MACHINES USED:
Computer, copier, phone, calculator, fax machine, MS Office and Datatel Colleague.
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