Employee Relations and Equity Officer
Title: Employee Relations and Equity Officer
Position Summary: Conducts and assists in complex investigations and mitigate risk by ensuring compliance with EEO Policies and all Federal, State, local employment regulations. Responsibilities include ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, counseling/training managers and employees on the interpretation of policies and procedures. Provides employee relations support with particular emphasis on the performance management process. Serves as the Coordinator for Titles VI, VII, IX and supports compliance activities associated with these Titles, as well as other areas as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinates employee relations issues including performance, attendance, grievances, and workplace environment issues. These include the interpretation of various laws/regulations (FMLA, ADA, EEOC etc.); termination decisions involving allegations of discrimination; review of letters or contracts as needed; collaborating with the Office of General Counsel as appropriate. Keeps abreast of current personnel principles and practices, laws regulations, literature, and provides procedural information to departments regarding general rules and policies. Identifies, analyzes, and provides effective conflict resolution practices in partnership with Sr. Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer which may include complex employee relations issues with potential legal ramifications and mediations. Initiate and conduct timely investigations and prepare documentation. Interviews employees to gather information to facilitate resolution of employee relations problems. Ensures that grievance and disciplinary proceedings are carried out in conjunction with college policies. Reviews liability reports and monitors program costs; recommends policy changes to the Sr. Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer. Identifies and recommends strategies to address current and future employee relations and retention needs. Participates in projects to develop employee relations best practices. Tracks and analyzes case trends, recommending strategies to increase workplace productivity and build retention. Conducts research and benchmarking; assist in developing new policies or amend existing policies; oversee the policy review and approval process; assist in updating employee handbook, online policies and other published communications as needed. Develops and conducts relevant trainings for employees and supervisors. Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Five (5) years of progressive Human Resources Employee Relations experience. Ability to obtain and maintain Certified Title IX Investigator credential.
Preferred Qualifications: Current Certified Title IX Investigator credential. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Experience in higher education setting or other academic setting. Experience conducting internal investigations and responding to complaints.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements. Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate and build relationships at all levels. Excellent writing skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to conceptualize and think strategically. Knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation techniques. Professional management of Confidentiality. Solid Human Resource Generalist background. Proficiency of Microsoft Office, HRIS systems.
Pay Rate: 48,370.00 - 60,460.00 annual salary depending on experience
Open until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Applicants may be subject to a background check.
Volunteer State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law. See the full non-discrimination policy.
The Tennessee Board of Regents does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the Board. Full Non-Discrimination Policy.
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